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Ken Ray - Trombone
Bands Past & Present


The Pace Makers - 1967-1968

Herman Grimes & The Spectors - 1968-1969

The Advantis - 1969-1972

"Z" - 1972-1989

Canyon - 1989-1990

The Loose Brothers - 1990-1994

The Galaxies - Current

"I started playing clarinet as a freshman at St. Mary's in the High School
band. It only took 2 weeks for me to say this instrument isn't for me, It
has no guts.  So after a discussion with the band director, he had one  opening for a Trombonist and I immediately said "I'm in".  So I sat in 3rd chair initially but only for my freshman year.  I was promoted to 1st chair trombonist in my sophomore year. Over all as a musician I've had the privilege of playing with Chuck Berry, the Ike & Tina Turner Review, the Buckinghams, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Mark Lindsey from Paul Revere and the Raiders and Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers fame. I'm both blessed and fortunate to be able to be able to have experienced music like I have.  Being a musician is something you are born with, it's a God given Talent." - Ken

"Musicians don't retire. They stop when there is no more music in them"
- Louis Armstrong


Michael James Garrett   September 17, 1936 - May 28, 2017

Mike Joined the Galaxies as our trumpet Player in 2013.
We are very sad at his passing.  He is survived by his daughter Dana Burton-Novack, grandsons Matthew and Connor, brother Merlyn Sinn, Sisters Betty Rogers and Gretchen Jubinski.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he also played trumpet with the Division Band.





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