Band Shell

Band Shell (HM2FTM)

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N 39° 38.138', W 77° 43.934'

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The original band shell was built in City Park around 1915. It was since dismantled and re-erected in Hagerstown's Wheaton Park.

This structure was built in 1940. It is dedicated to Dr. Peter Buys, the Hagerstown Municipal Band's conductor from 1920 to 1959. Dr. Buys was a personal friend of composer and band leader John Philip Sousa. He was a member of the Sousa band and arranger for the famous "March King" for eighteen years.

During his years as the Hagerstown Municipal Band conductor, Dr. Buys elevated what was once an obscure band to a position of national prominence. The band has presented summer concerts here in City Park since 1915. These concerts have become an important part of life in this community.
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Date Added Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 11:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 265525 N 4390885
Decimal Degrees39.63563333, -77.73223333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.138', W 77° 43.934'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 8.2799999999999" N, 77° 43' 56.04" W
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