• Mr. Ryan F. Wright, MSEd.

    SLHS Director of Bands


    • Email: wrightr1@lake.k12.fl.us
    • Website: www.slhsband.com
    • Room: Bldg. 08, Room 801 (Band Room)
    • Phone: (352) 394-2100 ext. 5484
    • Classes Offered by Period:
      • 1: Symphonic Band (9th-11th Grade)
      • 2: Jazz Lab Band (9th-11th Grade)
      • 3: Studio Jazz Ensemble (10th-12th Grade)
      • 4: Wind Symphony (10th-12th Grade)
      • 5: Guard Ensemble (9th-12th Grade)
      • 6: Planning Period / Daily Office Hour
      • 7: Percussion Ensemble (9th-12th Grade)
    Mr. Wright's Biography:

    Mr. Ryan F. Wright is the Director of Bands at South Lake High School, in Groveland, Florida. Mr. Wright holds a Master of Science in Music Education from Troy University, a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Rollins College, and an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from the College of Central Florida. He has studied percussion under Beth Gottlieb, Danny Gottlieb, and Dr. Andy Harnsberger. Mr. Wright was previously a director at East Ridge High School and Dunnellon High School. His other professional experiences over the last twenty years include instructing, composing, arranging, and designing for more than thirty schools, throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Mr. Wright has performed professionally as a drummer for the McDonald's Worldwide convention, as a percussionist with the Southern Winds, the Hernando Symphony Orchestra, and various freelance work for other professional groups and recording studios. He has worked with Magic of Orlando Drum and Bugle Corps, Heat Wave of Florida Drum and Bugle Corps, Brahma Percussion from USF, Riptide Percussion, and Spitfire Percussion. He is also regularly called on to adjudicate at various marching, concert, jazz, and solo/ensemble events.  His professional affiliations include Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Percussive Arts Society, National Association for Music Education, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Florida Music Educators Association, Florida Bandmasters Association, Lake County Music Education Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Mr. Wright is an official educator and endorser for Innovative Percussion, Inc. and Evans Drumheads. Mr. Wright is also a board member and co-leader of the worship team at Gateway Church. He is also a member of the Recreation Advisory Committee for the City of Groveland, Florida.  He resides in Groveland, Florida with his wife, Gina, and his two sons, Aidan and Lucah.

    "Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning"

    - Proverbs 9:9 (NIV)

    I believe God has called me to teach, inspire, and motivate the students at South Lake High School, and I am completely honored to walk in the glory and favor of the One who has called me.

    Please visit www.slhsband.com for more information regarding the band program here at SLHS.
Last Modified on August 29, 2018