Ryan Gantt, originally from Deland, FL, began his educational training at Stetson University and finished his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. Throughout his academic career he marched one season with Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps and three seasons with the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps.
Ryan is currently pursing a degree in nuclear medicine. Before switching into the medical field, Ryan was Director of Bands at Booker High Visual and Performing Arts School in Sarasota, FL from 2011 to 2018. Booker High is ranked within the nation’s top 100 schools for the arts. Under his direction, the bands at Booker VPA High School continuously received Superior and Excellent ratings at Florida Bandmaster Association events. Ryan is also a professional saxophonist with the Florida Wind Band located in Tampa, FL.
This is Ryan’s third year with Horizon Winds and he is thrilled to be returning and continuing to build on the traditions and excellence established during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. He and his wife live in Bradenton, FL and they enjoy spending time with family and friends.