"Our house was across the street from the Allen Military Academy,
and I would rush home from school to listen to the marching band's
practices, especially the drum cadences."
During the summer Donald Ray worked in the cotton fields of the
Brazos Bottom's plantations to earn money for school clothes.
In 1961 he was introduced to high school band director Waymond Webster,
who taught him to play " Traps." ( The drumset).