Oral History Information
Luroy Hart was in the ninth grade when his family moved to Jackson, Mississippi. His father was a preacher and filled the home with music. Luroy picked up the bass horn and tuba with dreams of teaching music after earning his degree at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. It turns out, he was teaching even before he graduated and soon realized he greatly enjoyed the role of band director. Before retiring, Luroy taught for 34 years! During summer and other school breaks, Luroy worked for a few music stores including Mississippi Music in Flowood, where his brother Sam worked for years.