Visual Caption Head
Ryan Harring is the Visual Caption Head of the 2018 iteration of Heat Wave Drum and Bugle Corps, where his responsibilities include designing the visual curriculum for the brass players and cleaning ensemble drill.
He is currently the Associate Director of Bands and Orchestra at J. W. Mitchell High School, where he teaches Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, and AP Music Theory. Mr. Harring holds a Bachelors of Music Education degree, with a focus on instrumental music from Florida State University.
He has been a marching member of the Teal Sound (2011), Phantom Regiment (2013), and Carolina Crown (2015) Drum and Bugle Corps.
Mr. Harring is a member of the Florida Bandmasters Association, the Florida Orchestra Association, the Florida Music Educators Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society.
When not at school, Mr. Harring enjoys drinking copious amounts of Starbucks, eating Jimmy Johns, reading, and hanging out with his cat, Shosty.
Brent began his marching career in 2008 with Sunlake High School as a mellophone player and helped build the program to 6th place in FMBC state semi-finals in class 2A in 2011 as Band Captain. Since graduating in 2012, he has been teaching with Sunlake and has helped them reach FMBC state finals 3 times, including finishing 2nd place in 2013 in class 2A. Brent was also a member of Teal Sound for their inaugural year in DCI World Class in 2010 and continued with the corps in 2011 and 2012. This will be Brent’s second year teaching with Heat Wave in 2018.
Brent is also finishing a Master’s in Accounting at the Florida State University where he will graduate in the Fall of 2017.
He currently works for Siemens Energy in Orlando, FL. Alex marched trumpet for two seasons with Teal Sound drum and bugle corps (’10, ’11), and one year with the UCF Marching Knights.
This will be Alex’s first year on staff with Heat Wave.