Bachelor of Music, Texas Christian University, 1964. Master of Arts summa cum laude, Trenton State College, 1975. Graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, 1982.
Graduate, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, 1984.
Second in command Lieutenant, United States Air Force, 1968; advanced through grades lieutenant colonel, United States Air Force, 1984; trombonist 539th Air Force Band, United States Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, 1966-1968; conductor, commander, Air Force Logistics Command Band, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio., 1968-1971; conductor, commander, 13th Air Force Band of the Pacific, Clark Air Force Base, The Philippines, 1971-1973; conductor, commander, 13th Air Force Band of the East, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, 1973-1975; conductor, commander, Military Airlift Command Band, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, 1975-1978; conductor, commander, Air Force Band of the West, Lackland Air Force Base, 1978-1981; conductor, commander, Band of the Air Force Reserve, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, 1982-1985; chief of bands and music, United States Air Force Pentagon, Washington, 1985-1988; conductor, United States Air Force Band, Washington, 1985-1988; retired, United States Air Force, 1988; director bands, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., College Station, since 1988. Trombonist Fort Worth Symphony and Opera Company, 1963-1965, Stan Kenton Orchestra, Los Angeles, 1965, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, 1965-1966. Band director Weatherford (Texas) High School, 1964-1966.
All human life is sacred and created by God and therefore, we must see all human life as significant and valuable. When governments implement the death penalty, then the life of the convicted person is devalued and all possibility of change in that person’s life ends.
Language of a derogatory nature (with regard to race, nationality, ethnic background, gender, sexuality, and physical differences) does not reflect value of one another and contradicts the Christian teaching.
Deacon 1st Presbyterian Church, Fairborn, Ohio, 1970. Judge Miss American Scholarship Pageant, 1992, 94. Board directors Woodcreek Homeowners association, College Station, 1988-1991.
Board directors Brazor Valley Symphony Orchestra, College Station, 1996. Member American Bandmasters Association, John Philip Sousa Foundation (board directors), College Band Directors National Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, International Military Music Society, Association Concert Bands, United States Air Force Retired Band Directors Society, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Married Catherine Virginia Hoff, August 15, 1964. Children: Ray Edward Junior, Eric Andrew, Bryan Alan.