Oral History Information
Wes Lee can recall music in his home as far back as he can remember. His father was an award-winning band director and jazz musician. Like his father, Wes first started playing trumpet, but later switched to trombone and played all throughout school. Wes played professionally, actively touring with several road bands in and around Mississippi. After taking one year to study band instrument repair in Red Wing, Minnesota, Wes joining Mississippi Music in 1995. Barry Jones, the manager of the Meridian store, hired Wes as the repair technician, where he served for several years before relocating to the Hattiesburg store.