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Arthur Pryor (1870–1942) was considered to be the world's greatest trombone virtuoso when he was soloist with Sousa's Band during the 1890s. His fame grew when he became Sousa's assistant conductor. In1903 he formed his own concert band, which soon became a fixture at venues such as Asbury Park, New Jersey, and Willow Grove Park, near Philadelphia. Pryor recorded copiously for Victor Records both as a trombone soloist and as a conductor. In addition to conducting all of the Pryor's Band and Pryor's Orchestra sessions, he also led many of the Sousa Band sessions for Victor. As a composer, Pryor is best remembered for "The Whistler and His Dog." He also composed many fine marches, intermezzos, and rags.