Music Stand from Ray McKinley Band

Music Stand from Ray McKinley Band

Description (Brief)

This custom-built music stand was made from a floor tom-tom drum “front.” It was used by the Ray McKinley band, circa 1950s.

Raymond Frederick McKinley (1910 - 1995) was an American jazz drummer, singer, and bandleader. In the 1930s he performed with the bands of Jimmy Dorsey, Will Bradley, and Glenn Miller. By 1942, McKinley formed his own band and during wartime service, played as a member of Glenn Miller’s Orchestra. McKinley later became the leader of the revived Glenn Miller Orchestra after the success of the 1954 film, The Glenn Miller Story.

Currently not on view
date made
overall: 72 cm x 62 cm x 31 cm; 28 3/8 in x 24 7/16 in x 12 3/16 in
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Gretchen H. McKinley and Jawn McKinley Neville
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
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National Museum of American History


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