Madeira Schools has named Ryan Ervin as the new district Band Director. Current director Lori Adams will continue with the program as the Assistant Director.
Mr. Ryan Ervin holds both a Bachelor and Master degree in Music Education from Morehead State University. He is currently in his 14th year of teaching and comes to Madeira from the Washington-Nile Local School District located in Southern Ohio. In addition to teaching, Mr. Ervin has extensive experience as a professional musician working as a trumpet player and Musical Director for Royal Caribbean Cruises. While employed by Royal Caribbean, he traveled to over 35 different countries and performed for thousands of audience members.
Mr. Ervin has also spent a substantial amount of time performing in pit orchestras. Most notably, he performed as the Principal Trumpet Player for the National Broadway Tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The tour traveled to most major cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. He is an active freelance musician and recording artist in the Tri-State area and performs regularly with a Cincinnati local Top 40’s band “River City.” Ervin has made recent appearances with The Temptations and The Four Tops. He is also a resident performer for the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Guardians, performing the national anthem annually for more than 20 years. His trumpet playing has also been heard in various theme parks across the U.S. and on national television.
“I am excited for the opportunity to continue the long tradition of musical excellence with the Madeira Schools Instrumental Music Program,” Ervin stated. He currently resides in the Cincinnati area with his wife Song and daughter Vera.