Ryan Rogers is in his senior year at Fresno State, where he has studied
tuba with Ed Hull. Ryan is also the Principal tubist in Dr. Gary Gilroy's Wind Orchestra and Dr. Thomas Loewenheim's Symphony Orchestra. Ryan has performed at the Great Wall of China, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Tiananmen Square and Pearl Harbor. He recently performed as a member of the 2010 Disneyland Resort All-American College Band.
"Life here in the Fresno State music department has created friendships in which I have gained a second family.
The support that my friends and professors have given me pushed my musical abilities further than I could have ever hoped. Without this, I would have never gained the courage to audition for the Disneyland All-American College Band. Once being accepted into the Disney family, my life was forever changed. I was fortunate to be one of 21 of the nation's top collegiate musicians in a musical group with one goal--to create happiness for thousands of guests every day. It was a dream come true! Performing music in various hot spots at the Disneyland Resort, giving high fives to everyone and creating the magic that could not exist anywhere else gave me great pleasure in my experience with Disney. Without Fresno State, I could have never earned this opportunity of a lifetime. Thanks to my second family in Fresno, I now have a third family at Disneyland. Go Dogs!"