Ross Blakley (Anderson) IV

Profile Updated: February 27, 2015
Ross Blakley (Anderson) IV
Ross Blakley (Anderson) IV

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Ross Blakley (Anderson) IV

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Class Year: 1977
Residing In: Jennings, MO USA
Occupation: Full-Time Musician
Children: I have 5 children ranging the ages of 32 to 15, my eldest son (30yrs.) plays drums but prefer himself More…as a percussionist (means he plays it all) my number 2 son (25) plays the Alto and Tenor Sax, my youngest daughter (18) plays the Flute, Trombone, Trumpet,Baritone and Tuba and will be attending hopefully @ MIZZO next semester for music education, and last but not least my youngest son (15) plays the Piano,Guitar and Bass. I am bless to share my gift with my kids...they are fantastic.
Military Service: Missouri Air National Guard (Air Force Training)  
Grade School:

McKinley Grammar School

Employer:

Self Employed

Grandchildren:

I have 7 grandchildren 5 grandsons age range from 10 -1month and 2 granddaughters which are 3 & 2.

School Story:

We moved to Velda Village City in 69, I went to McKinley but the school was over crowded and they bused us to other schools in the district, we were bused to Bel-Nor, this was the turn of the Civil Rights Movement we we're called the N word by student and parents, they would throw rocks and snowballs at our bus. Once I was hit in the eye with a snowball and yelled out honky and the bus driver didn't even care if I had fatal injuries was she grab me and threw me off the bus now I was only in the 5th grade, I was only 9 or 10 I had to walk home from Nat. Bridge and Hanley to Nat. Bridge and Avondale carrying a Baritone Horn and had to take public transportation to school for that entire week, the school (Bel-Nor) was so racist that they didn't want me to be in the school band, but as you can see I became a great musician through out my years attending Normandy. I had some fun moments with my classmates and staff, But I want to take time out to say thank you Mr. Al Mazzochio ,Mr. Garfield, Mr. Latimore, Mr.Bob Boedges, Mr. Herbert Duncan, not to forget 2 special ladies Mrs. Joyce McBride and Ms. Glenn for believing in my musical talent, showing me different venues of music that I use to this day.

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Mr. Mazzochio was a main player in my beginning musical career, he's the one that truly introduced music to me in a very different scale,little did I know that my musical abilities would expand to the musician that I am today! I remember looking up his phone number and calling to thank him for the times he put up with my missed notes, and frustrations. He was a remarkable man, and I thank God for sending him into my life, he helped formed my destiny! Love you Al!

Feb 27, 2015 at 4:34 AM

There's alot to say about Basil Hunt, but the main thing was he loved his students no matter what color you were he was a man of honor! During the late years of the Civil Rights Movement Mr. Hunt showed us that we can exceed through life with our dreams,he and his staff at McKinley Elementary gave us vision and purpose! Mr. Hunt you are a man that will never be forgotten!

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