Since 2003, Ryan has been active as a composer, arranger, instructor, adjudicator, and clinician with several musical organizations. In his capacity as composer/arranger, Williams works with the directors and other staff members to decide on the music to be used and how it should be structured for the performance at hand. His repeated work with directors/programs and the success of the performers is a testament to the quality of work and the success of the performers.
If you would like to discuss a collaboration with Ryan, reach out to get in touch!
Also, swing over to Ryan's blog to read some strategies to make your seasons run more smoothly and more effectively!
To preview some past shows as samples of Ryan's work,
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Once you've checked them out, get in touch with us to talk about writing for your program next year!
These are some writers, designers, and companies with whom Ryan has done work and supports their product. Please consider also patronizing these great supporters of the arts.
Blue Dot Marching - All-Around Design & Consultation
(Ryan is a proud member of the Blue Dot team!)
Mike Bishop - Percussion writing and sound design
Jim Wunderlich - Percussion writing and sound design
Jason Frith - Percussion writing, education, and consultation
Michael Zellers - Percussion writing and sound design
Geoff Schoeffel at Pageantry Audio - Audio design and consultation
Lindemier Designs - Drill design
Clark Cothran - Drill design
G2 Performance Wear - Custom uniform production
One of the frequently asked questions among Directors of small Marching Bands is "What can I do to elevate the level of performance for my small Marching Band?" The first answer is always "Use custom arranged music!" The custom arranged shows that Ryan has provided have set my students up for success. He writes to my individual students strength and weaknesses and provides us with quality music that is both challenging and achievable.
We have been working with Ryan for three years. This year our Marching Band of 13 winds 6 percussion and 9 guard earned our schools first rating of Superior. In addition we were this years Group 1A Champions in the Tournament of Bands Region II. We had been experience varied degrees of success prior to working with Ryan but something was missing. The pride of ownership my students take with a show that has been arranged just for them has made a huge difference. No matter how carefully you shop for "stock" shows nothing can compare with custom arranged music. If you are a Director of any size band asking "What can I do?" get in touch with Ryan.