RF EDUCATION TEAM

Coordinators

Jordan Garza

Jordan Garza

Ensemble Director

Ryan Pride

Ryan Pride

Battery Coordinator

Garrett Mayfield

Garrett Mayfield

Front Ensemble Coordinator

Stone Wang

Stone Wang

Visual Coordinator

Ryan Pride is currently the Percussion Director and Assistant Band Director at McCallum High School and an active performer in the greater Austin, TX area. He has held positions at Georgia Institute of Technology, Lassiter High School, Katy High School, and Morton Ranch High School. Ryan began his corps teaching experience in 2007 for the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps and has since held a variety of roles for various groups, including Memphis Sound, Forte, and the Glassmen. He joined the staff at Phantom Regiment in 2015 and has served in multiple positions, including front ensemble instructor and Battery Coordinator. He has also worked with WGI groups Odyssey Percussion Theatre, Terminus Atlanta Percussion, Austin Independent, Gateway Independent, and Rise Percussion as both a battery and front ensemble instructor.

As a performer, Ryan has performed with various symphonies and ensembles in Texas, Georgia, and Colorado and has toured most of the United States and western Europe. In addition to teaching and performing, Ryan is an active composer and arranger and has written for many programs in Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Ryan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Texas State University and a Master’s in Percussion Performance with certificates in Music Theory and in College Teaching from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He is endorsed by Zildjian, Innovative Percussion, is an Honorary Member of Kappa Kappa Psi, and is a member of the Percussive Arts Society, Texas Music Educators Association, and Texas Bandmaster’s Association. You can learn more about Ryan’s work at Pridepercussion.com. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife, Dr. Katie Harper, their son, Emerson, and dogs Rachmaninoff and Charlie.

Battery Staff

Ryan Pride

Ryan Pride

Battery Coordinator

Daniel Sharp

Daniel Sharp

Tenor Instructor

Brandon Blankenstein

Brandon Blankenstein

Bass Instructor

Jacob Gall

Jacob Gall

Battery Consultant

Kyle Huddleston

Kyle Huddleston

Tenor Instructor

Scott Lowe

Scott Lowe

Assistant Battery Coordinator

TJ Goss

TJ Goss

Tenor Instructor

Richard Hensley

Richard Hensley

Tenor Instructor

Frank Jacobo

Frank Jacobo

Cymbals Instructor

Front Ensemble Staff

Garrett Mayfield

Garrett Mayfield

Front Ensemble Coordinator

Robert Lopez

Robert Lopez

Front Ensemble Consultant

Paul Downing

Paul Downing

Front Ensemble Instructor

Visual Staff

Stone Wang

Stone Wang

Visual Coordinator

Blake Patton

Blake Patton

Visual Instructor

Ryan Oster

Ryan Oster

Visual Instructor

Ryan Thornton

Ryan Thornton

Visual Instructor / Choreography

Corrie Bird

Corrie Bird

Visual Instructor