Marching to Carnegie Hall

by Savannah Christian

Bret Ryan, Class of 2014

Bret Ryan is a man of many talents. A junior music education major, Ryan has taken full advantage of the endless opportunities at Texas A&M University-Commerce serving as a member of the prestigious speaker committee, First Year Leadership Class, the Sophomore Experience, assistant drum major, principal trombone for the wind ensemble and president of Kappa Kappa Psi service fraternity for the music department. Recently, amidst all of his involvement, Ryan enjoyed the honor of performing in New York City’s Carnegie Hall February 28.

“It was a very special situation to be involved in. I’ve never experienced or heard of anything like it, not at the collegiate level at least,” Ryan said. “Our ensemble holds itself to a high standard which has helped us become one of the top of the collegiate performing groups. That’s what gave us the opportunity to perform at a place as prestigious as Carnegie Hall.”