Patrick Conway

(July 4, 1865-June 10, 1929)

Induction: February 2, 1980

Conductor of Conway’s Band and teacher at Ithaca University in New York.  Nationally known as a teacher of bandmasters.  Famous guest conductor and band adjudicator.  Toured the United States with his famous concert band, known nationwide as one of American’s great concert bands.

Quick Facts
Birthplace: Troy, New York

Received formal education at the Homer Academy

Was taught to play cornet by a fellow co-worker, who was the director of the Homer Band.

After joining Homer Band, he became the director within a few years.

Taught music at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY

Organized the Cornell Cadet Band and remained director for 13 years.

In 1895, he organized and directed the Ithaca Band, which became known later as Patrick Conway and His Band around 1908.

Founded the Conway Military Band School

He taught at the Ithaca Conservatory of Music from 1922 until his death.

He married Alice Randall in 1893 and they had 2 children: Paul and Katherine