Testimonial from Alana Czernobil, via email, June 24, 2013:

From: Alana Czernobil <>
Date: June 19, 2013 2:20:59 PM CDT
To: Ray Reach <>
Subject: Thank you for the music!

Hi, Ray,

Thank you for a wonderful evening of music [May 25, 2013]! Your repertoire was very versatile and your sound was absolutely fantastic. We continue to receive many compliments on the great music from our guests. Again, thank you so very much for helping make our big day extra special!

Alana and John

Testimonial from Kent and Teresa Tucker, via email, June 19, 2013:

From: Teresa Tucker <>
Date: June 19, 2013 2:20:59 PM CDT
To: Ray Reach <>
Subject: Our son’s wedding reception, June 15, 2013

Dear Mr. Reach,

Thank you for another wonderful evening of great music. You have satisfied our newlyweds, their fraternity/sorority, and all of us old folks. Your music is so wonderfully versatile and your sound is the best! This makes the fourth time you have played for our children's wedding celebrations, and we hope you can play again for us with our youngest (but perhaps she'll give us a few years to rest). Again, thanks for satisfying our kids and thanks also for your professionalism. You do know how to keep everyone dancing!

Kent & Teresa Tucker

Testimonial from Laura Hood Nichols, via Facebook, January 28, 2013:

"Ray, we so much enjoyed your band playing at Anna and Kyle's wedding at the Alabama Theater this weekend!  You did a phenomenal job of playing great dance music, timing it perfectly with toasts and accompanying Tony's singing of "Daddy's Little Girl" wonderfully!  What talent you and your band have, and how much you added to a great day for all of us.  Thank you!  (See photo to the right.)

And from Tony Nichols, the father of the bride, via email:

"Thanks once again for the great job you did at Anna's wedding, Ray.  We have received so many comments on how great you guys sounded... I will gladly spread the news of how great and wonderful it was to work with you.  My father grew up during the Glenn Miller era, and was a big jazz fan and wonderful swing dancer in his day, and he especially enjoyed your group.  Being 83, his moves on the dance floor were a little slow, but he enjoyed listening."

Testimonial from Nancy Anselmo Grundhoefer, May 1, 2012, via Facebook:

          "Ray, the music at my daughters reception was wonderful!!! I think your
          version of "All the Things You Are" made all of us 'Grundy's' tear
          up...beautiful! Thanks again!  May 1 at 8:15am

Testimonial from Melissa Humber Yan (Bride), November 12, 2011, via email:
          Hi, Melissa!

          Didn't get a chance to tell you last night, but we had a ball playing at your
          wedding reception. Congratulations and best wishes from me and all the
          guys in my band!

          Ray Reach
          Sent from my iPhone


          Thank you so much! You and the band were wonderful! Thank you for playing
          for us!


A "thank you" email from Melissa Humber Yan's Mom:



           Now maybe Terry will use our expired dance lesson certificate I gave him
          years ago! You may have heard of the dance instructors, Wendy and Curt.
          They are great and told me if I ever get Terry to come, they would honor
          his certificate! 

          Terry and I watched the wedding and reception video Andy Fox made. You
          and the band sounded and looked great! We can't thank you enough for
          playing for Melissa and Shaun's reception! It just went so well. We could
          not be more pleased. 

          Terry has already been to your website. I will check it out today. Hope to
          see you soon at one of your gigs!

          Hope you have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

          Manda [Humber]"

Pat Mitchell, Executive Director of
Auntie Litter, Incorporated (October 11, 2011)
  • "Ray, thanks again. Tell the guys thank you from me. The music was great!"

Brice Ullman via Facebook (Groom, August 21, 2011 wedding), via Facebook:

  • "Mr. Reach, thank you so much for playing at our wedding reception on 21 Aug. I wish my bride and I could have stayed longer to enjoy it more, but what we heard was outstanding!"

Lauren Ullman via Facebook (Bride, August 21, 2011 wedding), via Facebook:
  • "Everyone hasn't stopped talking. Thank you so much for playing at our Wedding Reception! We enjoyed it!"

Testimonial from Eric Essix, Artist Coordinator for the Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, via Facebook:

  • "Great job last night (December 12, 2010) at Joan Rivers! She said you guys were one of the best orchestras she's had...I agree...thanks."

Testimonial from Judy Fox Widmar (on Facebook):

  • "Ray and I grew up together. In fact, he sang at our wedding in 1967...Ray has devoted his whole life to his music....He was great back then and even better today!! He is a fantastic musician and wonderful person!!!

Testimonial from Facebook member Megan Keyes Curiel:
  •  "Hi Ray...thanks again for doing such a fantastic job at our wedding. We've continued to receive compliments on the great music from family and friends."

Testimonial from Facebook member Justine Rynearson:

  • "Ray played for my daughter, Jill Rynearson Corso's wedding at the Inverness Country Club about 8 years ago. He is fabulous!"

Testimonial from Nancy Ryan, Zone 1 Lt. Governor, Optimist International, Alabama-Louisiana-Mississippi District:

  • "On behalf of Optimist International's Alabama-Louisiana-Mississippi District, I want to thank you and the AJHoF Student All-Star Band for your exciting performance for our members at our District Meeting on Friday, January 28, 2011 at the Hilton Perimeter Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama.  Everyone in the audience was in awe at the skill and artistic feeling of each of your performers. Individually and collectively, they are superlative musicians!   It was interesting to hear that your musicians are not only accomplished in jazz, but also classically trained, as well as being honor students."

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