Rob Hanson


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Company Name
John Packer Ltd.

Rob Hanson joined the brass band as a school kid in a small town in England. When looking for a job Rob turned to John Packer, who owned and operated the instrument company that provided Rob his horns growing up. Time after time John reported that he did not have a job for Rob. Finally, Rob said he would take on the task of growing the school band customers throughout the United Kingdom, and he was successful. John gave him the job and Rob has been with the company ever since. In 2018 the company received the Queens Award and the following year, was presented the NAMM Believe In Music Award for 40 years of dedication to music education and the music industry.