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Reek Elementary School

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Ames
 
My name is Ray Ames and I am excited to be the Band Director at Reek School.  I have lived in Walworth County my entire life.  I
grew up on  a dairy farm in Rural Darien.  I attended the Delavan-Darien public schools.  I got a Music Education degree from UW Eau Claire, and a Master of Music Education from UW Whitewater.  I was the Middle School Band Director in Lake Geneva for 35 years.  This is my fourth year at Reek.  I can play every instrument in the band, but trumpet is my main instrument.  I am also a composer with several published compositions for young band and young jazz ensemble.   I often use those abilities here at Reek.  The band has used some of my arrangements at every performance.  Finding or creating appropriate music for a band that includes fifth through eighth graders is a unique challenge.
 
When I am not at Reek I can often be found Captaining the tour boats for Lake Geneva Cruise Line.  I live in Lake Geneva with my wife Sherri and our two dogs.  Sherri and I have three adult children and two grandchildren. 
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