Oral History Information
Allan Small played music as a young student and earned his degree in music education, then became a band director for almost a decade. As a band director in Pennsylvania he was involved with a program created by the Selmer Company called Bands for America. The training for this program was a wonderful opportunity for Allan to get to know several local dealers. Selmer asked if he would bring the program out to California, which he did. When the program came to an end, Allan joined music retailing. He later switched to music wholesale where he worked with Coast Wholesale from 1981-1997.