Ryan Hall is a current marching band Graduate Assistant at Boise State University pursuing his Masters in Music Education. Ryan recently graduated from Western Carolina University with his Bachelors in Music Ed. While at Western, Ryan participated in ensembles including percussion ensemble, Asheville Symphony Orchestra (AIR), Wind Ensemble, Purple Thunder, Technology Ensemble, and Pride of the Mountains Marching Band. Ryan was awarded Pride of the Mountains rookie of the year, sophomore of the year, and MVP of the year in 2014. Ryan also served on staff at Western as the Western Carolina drum line snare captain (14’, 15’).
A 2011 alumnus of Freedom High School in Morganton, North Carolina, Ryan began his marching career with Carolina Gold (10’, 11’). WGI experience includes snare drum with Wake Forest Independent in 2011. Ryan went on to march with the Phantom Regiment snare line in 2012 (3rd place), and then spent his last two years marching snare in DCI with Carolina Crown 2013 (World Champions) and aging out with Crown in 2014.
During his career, Ryan has studied with Thom Hannum, Shane Gwaltney, Glen Crosby, Dr. Brian Tinkel, Dr. Mario Gaetano, Sharif Mamoun, Zach Schlicher, Andrew Barlow, Ian Hale, Bill Bachman, Andrew Markworth, Matt Henley, Mark Hunter, Justin Mabry, Emory Hensley, Dr. Marcellus Brown, Dr. Joe Tornello, and David Starnes.
Ryan has served on percussion staff with numerous high schools in North Carolina, and WGI open class group Civitás Independent from Rock Hill, SC.