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Ray Galela

Symphonic Band / Jazz Band / Concert Band / Choir/ String Ensemble

Ray Galela is director of bands, choir and string ensemble, teacher of music, and coordinator of the music program at El Camino High School. 

Mr. Galela began teaching at ECHS in 2005 straight out of the teaching credential program at S.F. State. Since then the Symphonic Band has received Unanimous Superior Ratings at the CMEA Band Festival seven times and has placed first overall at Music in the Parks in L.A. six times. Jazz Band has won band competitions six times at Music in the Parks and Heritage Festivals.

The bands and choirs collectively have traveled to New York, Los Angles, Seattle and most recently Orlando, Florida. The ECHS music program is a fixture in the South San Francisco community. The bands and choir have provided entertainment for everything from grand openings of local businesses to luncheons for our retired teachers of the bay area. Additionally, all of the band programs in South San Francisco Unified annually perform the National Anthem at the Giants Game, while the jazz band plays in Lefty O'Doul Plaza. 

Ray received a Bachelor of Music degree with a jazz emphasis and a teaching credential of all grades from San Francisco State University, where he studied with saxophonists Andrew Speight and Hafez Modirzadeh. He is currently a member of The National Association for Music Education(NAfME), California Music Educators Association, California Band Directors Association,The Jazz Education Network and American Choral Directors Association. 

Band and Choir THIS WEEK

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ECHS Music Booster Meeting

Please join us for our next meeting in the band room:

October 10, 2017

7 p.m. ECHS Band Room


Visit our ECHS Music Page for student auditions, and parent volunteer information.