Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson
Drill and Show Designer

Ryan Johnson is a show designer and drill designer for every avenue of the marching arts community. Ryan has made the move from Arizona to California to make a living designing and teaching marching band, winter guard, and winter drum line shows. He has designed indoor and outdoor performances for all ages in the activity and is very excited to be a part of the growing organization that is Velocity Independent.

Ryan spent 7 years playing euphonium with the Academy Drum and Bugle Corps aging out as the drum corps first horn sergeant in 2009. After that he spent the summers teaching The Academy, then Pacific Crest, and is now the Visual Caption Head at the Gold Drum and Bugle Corps.

This fall season he is a drill writer around Southern California and Visual Caption Head for The Riverside City College Marching Tigers. Aside from design and teaching life, Ryan is currently in pursuit of a degree in music education somewhere, some how.

Velocity is movement combined with innovation, creating art.
— Ryan Johnson