Arbuckle, Matthew

About 1826-1883

Celebrated cornet-player and bandmaster, a native of Scotland, but long a resident of the United States. He was born in Glasgow, and at the age of thirteen, became a member of the band of an English regiment After serving in China and India, he came back to England and devoted much time to study. Arbuckle then went to the United States, and for a number of years was leading cornet soloist of Gilmore's band. He won honors at the Peace Jubilee of 1869, the Jubilee of 1872, and was conspicuous at the Centennial Exhibition of 1876. From 1880 to the time of his death he occupied the post of bandmaster of the Ninth Regiment band.