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.
Mr. Michael Delgado started his musical training on flute at Ruben Dario Middle School. Mr. Delgado continued his music education at Miami Coral Park Senior High School under the direction of Dr. Michael B. Dressman and then Mr. Jason Noble. During his tenure at Miami Coral Park HS, Mr. Delgado performed in Carnegie Hall and was also selected to perform at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Mr. Delgado picked up the tuba as a hobby in 2001 and soon become very knowledgeable on the instrument. Soon after learning tuba, he toured North America and Canada playing contra with the Kiwanis Kavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (2003-2004). Then spent the following two seasons touring the United States and Europe with the DCI World Finalists Glassmen of Toledo, Ohio (2005-2006). Mr. Delgado’s collegiate experience includes performing 3 seasons with Florida International University’s Golden Panther Marching Band (2003-2005).
Mr. Delgado continues to be active in music education. Most recently he has worked with: Nova High School, Miami Killian Senior High School, Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School, G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School (1A FMBC finalists), West Boca High Senior High (FMBC 1st Runner-up Class 4A), Barabra Goleman Senior High School (State finalist), Hialeah Senior High School and Miami Senior High School (08-10) (FMBC 2st Runner-up Class 1A), and Miami Coral Park Senior High School 2006, 2011-2016 (2011 Class 2A State Champions). Mr. Delgado has also been the Visual instructor at FIU Indoor World Winds (WGI 2015 WIO champion, WIA 2016 champions, 2017 WIW Bronze medalist) and will be returning for the 2018 season. Mr. Delgado is currently on visual staff at Flanagan High School Falcon Sound and will also be working with Flanagan indoor winds and Doral Academy indoor winds this winter. Mr. Delgado is very excited to be joining the Heat Wave staff this season.