PERSONNEL


RYAN WRIGHT, DIRECTOR OF BANDS

Ryan Wright is the Grammy-nominated Director of Bands at South Lake High School, in Groveland, Florida. Mr. Wright holds a Master of Science degree in Music Education from Troy University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Rollins College, and Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from the College of Central Florida. He has studied percussion under Beth & Danny Gottlieb, Bob McCormick, and Dr. Andy Harnsberger. Mr. Wright is also a 2021 Grammy Music Educator of the Year national quarterfinalist. He has previously directed bands and choirs at East Ridge High School and Dunnellon High School. His other professional experience over the last several decades includes instructing, composing, and designing for more than thirty schools throughout the southeastern United States. Mr. Wright has performed professionally as a drummer/percussionist with many organizations over the years including: Southern Winds, Hernando Symphony Orchestra, multiple national convention performances, and freelance performance and studio work. He has also worked as a technician with Magic of Orlando Drum and Bugle Corps, Heat Wave of Florida Drum and Bugle Corps, USF Brahma Percussion, Riptide Percussion, and Spitfire Percussion. He is also an adjudicator for various marching, concert, jazz, and solo/ensemble events and circuits. His professional affiliations include: Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Percussive Arts Society, National Association for Music Education, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Florida Music Educators Association, Florida Bandmasters Association, Lake County Music Educators Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Mr. Wright is an educator/endorser for Innovative Percussion, Evans Drumheads, and Sabian Cymbals. Mr. Wright has also been a worship team member at his home church, Gateway Church, since 2002. He has resided in Clermont since 2001, where he lives with his beautiful wife, Gina, and his two amazing sons, Aidan and Lucah.

 


OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF:

  • Jennifer Brame, Woodwind Technician
  • Al Venezio, Brass Technician
  • Brandon Ryder, Brass Technician
  • Becky Smith, Percussion Technician
  • Adam Dalia, Percussion Technician
  • Joi Saha, Guard Technician
  • Dayna Rivera, Guard Technician
  • Chris Regiacorte, Visual Technician
  • Martin Broomell, Visual Technician

 


STAFF FORMS

 


STUDENT LEADERSHIP

CHIEF OFFICERS:
  • Commander: John Kepfer
  • Commander: Madelyn-Emily Lane
  • Colonel: Matthew Diaz
  • Colonel: Holly Paul

 

SECTION CAPTAINS:
  • Captain: Jasmine Landaberde (Woodwinds)
  • Captain: Ethan Pring (Brass)
  • Captain: Mary Landaberde (Percussion)
  • Captain: Matthew Roth (Guard)

 

SERVICE LIEUTENANTS:
  • Lieutenant: Brianna Bennett (Administrative)
  • Lieutenant: Autumn Kepfer (Logistics)

 

BAND SERGEANTS:
  • Sergeant: Nicole Gonzalez (Woodwinds)
  • Sergeant: Gabriel Kenes (Brass)
  • Sergeant: Amy Roman (Percussion)
  • Sergeant: Jane Orr (Guard)
  • Sergeant: Ashlyn Hutchinson (Administrative)
  • Sergeant: James Dahl (Logistics)

 


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