Ray Ames

Music listing
Ray Ames grew up on a dairy farm in Darien, Wisconsin. He began his education in the Delavan Public Schools, graduating from Delavan Darien High School in 1974. Ray attended U.W. Eau Claire studying trumpet with Dominic Spera and received an Instrumental Music Education Degree in 1978. While teaching in Lake Geneva, Mr. Ames attended U.W. Whitewater, receiving a Master of Music Education in 1984. Professional affiliations include: NEA, WEAC, SLUE, NASSP, MENC, IAJE, ITG, and The Wisconsin Band Masters Association. 

Ray spent his entire career at the Middle School level in Lake Geneva, starting with a combined fifth through eighth grade band of 35 members in 1978. Upon his retirement in 2013 the Lake Geneva Middle School bands were 250 members strong. He now teaches part time at Reek School in Rural Lake Geneva, and is a lesson instructor at Lake Geneva Middle School where his daughter Amanda Krause has been Band Director since 2014.

Mr. Ames lives in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with his wife Sherri. Ray and Sherri have three adult children (Amanda, Ben and Brad) and two grandchildren. Since 1979 Ray has been an excursion boat captain for Lake Geneva Cruise Line, qualified to pilot all 8 large boats including the U.S. Mailboat Walworth. He is an avid hunter and enjoys many other outdoor activities.



Music:

Title Genre Level Price
A Trumpet Player In Love Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
All That Matters Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
All That Matters (Little Big Band) Little Big Band EASY $45.00
Ant Tracks Jazz Ensemble EAS/INT $55.00
Bad Hare Day Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
Blue Fingers Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
Blue Fingers (Little Big Band version) Little Big Band EASY $45.00
Did I Say That Out Loud Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
Did I Say That Out Loud (Little Big Band ) Little Big Band EASY $45.00
Drum Cadences Percussion EASY $20.00
Drum Cadences Marching Band EASY $20.00
Flanders Fields Concert Band EAS/INT $55.00
From Sea to Shining Sea Concert Band EASY $55.00
From Sea to Shining Sea Marching Band EASY $55.00
Groundhog Boogie (Little Big Band) Little Big Band EASY $50.00
Hail Columbia Concert Band EAS/INT $55.00
Hail Columbia (Marching Band) Marching Band EAS/INT $55.00
Henhouse Blues Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
Henhouse Blues (Little Big Band) Little Big Band EASY $45.00
I Say Cabasa You Say Cabeza Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
I Say Cabasa You Say Cabeza (Little Big Band) Little Big Band EASY $45.00
Imagine (What its doing to Jacob) Jazz Ensemble EAS/INT $55.00
Jabberin George Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
Jabberin George (Little Big Band Version) Little Big Band EASY $45.00
La La Land Jazz Ensemble EAS/INT $55.00
Let Freedom Ring Concert Band EASY $55.00
Let Freedom Ring (Marching Band) Marching Band EAS/INT $55.00
Mama Didn Raise No Fools Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
Mama Didn Raise No Fools (Little big Band) Little Big Band EASY $45.00
March of the Wolves Concert Band EASY $55.00
My Word Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
ODark OClock in the Morning Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
Rock It Man! Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
Rock It Man! (Little big Band Version) Little Big Band EASY $45.00
Serial Spiller Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
Snow Day Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
Snow Day (Little Big Band) Little Big Band EASY $45.00
So...What Do You Really Think Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
So...What Do You Really Think (Little Big Band) Little Big Band EASY $45.00
Starting Time Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
Starting Time (Little Big Band) Little Big Band EASY $45.00
Supersize it Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
The Last Doughboy Concert Band EASY $55.00
The Last Doughboy (Marching Band Version) Marching Band EASY $55.00
Thunder Snow! Concert Band EASY $55.00
U.S. Service Anthem Medley Concert Band EAS/INT $55.00
U.S. Service Anthem Medley (Marching Band Version) Marching Band EAS/INT $55.00
Walker Papers Jazz Ensemble EAS/INT $55.00
Well Duh its not exactly Rock Science Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
Well Duh its not exactly Rock Science (Little Big Band) Little Big Band EASY $45.00
Who Said? Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
Who Said? (Little Big Band version) Little Big Band EASY $45.00
Winter Sketch Concert Band EASY $55.00
Ya Snooze, Ya Lose Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00
Youll Have That Jazz Ensemble EASY $55.00



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