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City Sound welcomes Ryan H. Turner

Post by nlewiss » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:53 pm

(Long Beach, CA, December 9, 2011)

City Sound is pleased to announce the appointment Ryan H. Turner as the new Drill Designer for the 2011 DCI season.

The City Sound Drum and Bugle Corps is excited to have one of southern California’s finest show designers, marching instructors and leadership/drum major trainers, Ryan H. Turner join its staff. Ryan comes to us with a rich history in the marching and pageantry arts activity that covers over 25 years of experience as a performer, designer, instructor, administrator, and adjudicator.


Ryan graduated from Pasadena High School in 1984 after a successful high school music career, performing on trombone, euphonium, tuba, and serving as drum major and marching instructor for the marching band. He moved on to Pasadena City College, where he served two years as the drum major for the PCC Lancer Marching Band as well as the world-renowned Official Tournament of Roses Honor Band. During those same years, Ryan began his three-year stint with the very popular Drum Corps International World Class Velvet Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from Anaheim, California, serving one year as a lead baritone in 1985, and then the next two years as drum major. He was also a member of the highly regarded California State University at Long Beach “Big Brown Music Machine” Marching Band for two years. In his performing career, Ryan has performed in multiple idioms of music with over sixty performance ensembles as a specialist in low brass with some of the top names in southern California music education and entertainment.

Ryan’s love of drill design is evidenced in the over 200 shows he’s designed
since 1985 for high school and collegiate marching bands, winter guards, and indoor drumlines in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Illinois, Utah, Ohio, and Florida, with many of his groups receiving top awards in multiple judging circuits. He has instructed and designed as well for both DCI and DCA corps, including the Velvet Knights, Anaheim Kingsmen, Pacific Crest, Impulse, Capital Sound and So Cal Dream Senior Drum and Bugle Corps.

Administratively, Ryan served as Vice President of Contests for the Winter Guard Association of Southern California (WGASC) from 1990-1994, and was part of the executive management group that propelled the WGASC to its current status as the top “local” winter guard circuit in the country. After two years on the Board of Directors with the Pacific Crest and So Cal Dream Drum and Bugle Corps’, he served on the Board of Directors for the Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps in a public relations role as well as on the Executive Steering Committee for So Cal Dream. Currently, Ryan has been working once again with the WGASC as a Contest Coordinator, and assisting with the management of the Marching Band Open Series (MBOS), a division of the WGASC.

Ryan’s adjudication skills have taken him to shows in California, Washington, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Nebraska, Illinois, and Missouri. Ryan currently is a member of the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) as a certified visual performance judge and recently joined the staff of the United States Scholastic Band Association (USSBA) as a certified judge. He is a sought-after leadership consultant for drum majors and student leaders in the southern California region. Additionally, referred to as the “Voice of Southern California”, he has served as announcer and Master of Ceremonies for a multitude of drum corps, marching band and winter guard shows across the southwest region over the past 25 years. He has announced for SCSBOA, DCI, DCI-Pacific, WGASC, and WGI, as well as having the honor of announcing for the Anaheim Kingsmen Alumni Corps’ semi-finals performance at the 2007 DCI World Championships and served as the official announcer for the 2007 DCI Division II/III World Championships in Pasadena, California.

While Ryan’s love is in the marching and pageantry arts, he also serves in a very rewarding career in public safety and has been recognized for contributions in the public safety emergency communications and management industry. He is the Senior Fire Communications Supervisor of Administration and Training for the fourth largest fire department in California, the Orange County Fire Authority, in Irvine, California. He assists in managing a workforce of 26 full-time 911 dispatchers and supervisors in a state-of-the-art Emergency Command Center. He resides in Brea, California, with his wife and three children.

Please join us in welcoming Ryan H. Turner to the City Sound Family.\
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Re: City Sound welcomes Ryan H. Turner

Post by Hostrauser » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:46 pm

:shock: Great addition by City Sound!

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Re: City Sound welcomes Ryan H. Turner

Post by malletphreak » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:56 pm

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Re: City Sound welcomes Ryan H. Turner

Post by munkieeiknum » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:43 am

If nothing else he's fun to joke around with on FB :b

Seriously tho, I'm a huge H fan and I was super stoked when I found out I'd be on staff with The Voice that announced the bulk of my drum corps memories... then I realized I could probably beat him in a mountain bike race through La Habra Heights... until I need to stop for a smoke (away from dry brush of course, Ryan) :b
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