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Patrick Conway Collection


Patrick Conway Collection
Conway, Patrick
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2.00 Linear Feet
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

Patrick ("Patsy") Conway was a prominent band leader in the early 20th Century. While a music teacher at Cornell University, he organized and directed the Ithaca Band, which later became known as Patrick Conway and His Band around 1908. During the summer season Conway's band toured the mid-western and western United States performing at state fairs and expositions, including the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915, and had regular engagements at Willow Grove Park, Philadelphia, and Young's Pier, Atlantic City. After serving in the First World War, Conway returned to Ithaca and founded the Military Band School as an affiliate of the Ithaca Conservatory of Music. He taught at the school from 1922 until his death in 1929. The Conway Collection consists of scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, programs of his concerts from 1919-1928, photographs, advertisements, correspondence and other materials related to his career.

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