1The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed., ed. Charles Hiroshi Garrett (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013); and Rehrig, W. H., The Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music (Westerville, OH, 1991, suppl. 1996). Luper, Loren J.'s Arthur Pryor: His Trombone, His Band, His Music (Santa Barbara, CA: Kimberly Press, 1987) consists of reminiscences, photos, and music by one of Pryor's trombonists; it cannot be considered a significant scholarly study.
2 See Fonder, Mark, “Patrick Conway and the Central New York Firemen's Convention Band Contests of 1893 to 1900,” Journal of Band Research27/2 (1992): 1–19.
3 Excerpts from Seltzer's columns are included as Appendix 1, “En route as a Professional Musician,” 257–68.
4 Dana's Musical Institute (Warren, Ohio) began in 1869, the U.S. Army Music School began in 1911, and there were private band schools in Erie, Pennsylvania (1914) and Denver, Colorado (1919) headed by Frank H. Losey and Frederick Neil Innes, respectively.
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