WEI Yong-tang was born in 1918 in Juye county, Shandong province and passed away in 1976. He was a famous musician of the wind and percussion music of south-west Shandong. In 1935, he started to learn the traditional wind instruments and became a professional musician later. In 1954, he was selected to participate in the Small Joint Performance of Folk Music of Eastern China. In June of that year, he was appointed to join the music work team of Shandong province. He was good at playing the suona, bamboo flute, sheng, etc. In 1955, he was selected to represent Heze of Shandong province to participate in the National Joint Performance of Folk Music and Dance and won a first class award.