RYAN H TURNER has served the marching and pageantry arts activity for over 30 years as a designer, instructor, administrator, and adjudicator.
Ryan’s love of drill design is evidenced in the over 200 shows he has designed since 1985 for high school and collegiate marching bands, winter guards, and indoor drum lines in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Illinois, Utah, Ohio, Missouri and Florida. Many of his groups received 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, City Sound and So Cal Dream All-Age Drum and Bugle Corps.
Ryan’s adjudication skills have taken him nationwide, and is currently certified as visual performance judge for the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA), the United States Scholastic Band Association (USSBA), and the American Drum Line Association (ADLA). He is a sought-after leadership consultant for drum majors and student leaders in the southern California region, and has taught at the acclaimed California Leadership Academy with nationally renowned leadership expert Dave Kuhns, and has launched his own “Dynamics of Leadership” workshops to enthusiastic reviews.
Often 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, indoor drum line and winter guard shows across the southwest region over the past 25 years. He has announced for SCSBOA, DCI, WGASC, and WGI, as well as having the honor of announcing for the 2007 DCI Division II/III World Championships in Pasadena, California and for the Anaheim Kingsmen Alumni Corps’ semi-finals performance at the 2007 DCI World Championships in the Rose Bowl.