Philip Egner (April 17, 1870 – February 3, 1956) was a U.S. military bandmaster who served as longtime director of the U.S. Army's West Point Band.
As a child, Egner was a musical prodigy. During his early career he performed with the Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic, but left civilian life to join the U.S. Army at the outbreak of the Spanish–American War, spending three years in the Philippines as bandmaster of the 17th Infantry Regiment. He would later be appointed band director at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and is best remembered for composing "On, Brave Old Army Team", West Point's fight song.
Birth and Death Data: Born April 17th, 1870 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-56857||10-in.||6/19/1930||The girl I left behind me||United States Army Band||Band||arranger|
|Victor||CVE-56858||12-in.||6/19/1930||The girl I left behind me||United States Army Band||Band||arranger|
|Victor||BS-73875||10-in.||10/27/1932||College medley||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BS-071954||10-in.||2/20/1942||The Infantry (Kings of the highway)||Four Clubmen ; Leonard W. Joy ; Victor Military Band||Band, with male vocal quartet||arranger|
|Victor||BS-Test-1156||10-in.||10/27/1932||College medley, part 1||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||WP667||10-in.||approximately June 1928||Official West Point march||United States Military Academy Band||Band||composer|
|Brunswick||WP668||10-in.||approximately June 1928||West Point football songs||United States Military Academy Band||Band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Egner, Philip," accessed October 31, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109342.
Egner, Philip. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109342.
"Egner, Philip." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 31 October 2020.
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