Oral History Information
Dr. John Hanbery joined the school band in the fourth grade in his hometown of Greenwood, Mississippi. He was encouraged and inspired by his band director, which is a strong reason why he perused the profession after attending Old Miss. Dr. Hanbery went on to teach in the Madison Country school district as a band director as well as serving as band director at Mississippi College in Clinton. To pay it forward and to pass on the gift of encouragement given to him, Dr. Hanbery often provided private lessons for one dollar to those who could not afford the full price.