Frank Xavier Fuhrer (1 December 1870, Schamese, Bohemia - 3 June 1955, Shreveport, La.) was an American composer and conductors of Bohemian birth. He immigrated to the United States in 1883 and traveled with touring entertainment groups and minstrel shows, playing cornet and violin. In 1915, he settled in Shreveport, Louisiana, teaching music and leading several bands. He organized the band at Shreveport's Byrd High School and also led the El Karnbah Temple Shrine Band of that city. Of his compositions for band, many were written for Shrine ceremonies.
Works for Winds
- Battle for Democracy Overture
- Past Master March
- Secret Signal March
- That's It" Rag (1916)
- Thrill of Victory March, The (1916)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Frank Fuhrer." Accessed 10 November 2014.