Harold Burt

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Harold Burt
Interview Date: April 27, 2006
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Burt Music
Birthdate: September 4, 1924
Deceased: September 19, 2012

Harold Burt was just about 3 years old when a musician from a traveling circus came to his North Carolina town and sold his parents a clarinet for young Harold. His life has been filled with music ever since. In 1950, he established the first high school band in Cary, NC and he served as the program’s first musical director. In fact, Harold formed ten such bands before opening his own store, Burt’s Music. In 2000, the city of Cary honored Mr. Burt by asking him to be the grand marshall for the city’s annual parade.

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