Former members of the Sky Ryders have gone on to make significant contributions within the Drum and Bugle Corps and Winter Guard activities. Some alumni have attained international recognition for their achievements outside the marching arts.

  • Wes Cartwright: designer for Santa Clara Vanguard; costume designer for Dance Sophisticates; program designer for Broken Arrow HS; program coordinator for Hillgrove HS, Prosper HS; visual designer and instructor for Union HS; visual designer for L.D. Bell HS
  • Tommy Keenum: Nashville singer/songwriter; designer for The Band Hall; designer for The Cadets, Santa Clara Vanguard, Phantom Regiment, Carolina Crown, Blue Knights, and Sky Ryders; designer for Lassiter HS, Carmel HS, Center Grove HS, and Pride of Cincinnati Marching Bands; designer for Forté, Aimachi, and Final Analysis Winter Guards; designer for Music City Mystique
  • Karl Lowe: WGI Hall of Fame member 2003; designer for Odyssey and Fantasia Winter Guards; designer for Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard, Suncoast Sound, and Magic of Orlando
  • Roman Montoya: director for Black Gold Winter Guard; choreographer for Waxahachie Color Guard and Winter Guard; movement instructor for Santa Clara Vanguard, The Glassmen, Sky Ryders, and Bluecoats; director of bands at Donna Shepard Intermediate School
  • Alan Mueggenborg: owner of FLASH Visual Media; drill designer for The Glassmen; visual coordinator and designer for The Woodlands HS; visual designer for Owasso HS; executive director for Black Gold Youth Foundation; director and visual designer for Black Gold Drum and Bugle Corps; instructor and visual designer for Union HS; guard instructor for Catoosa HS; guard instructor for Oklahoma State University
  • Chad Sexton: drummer for 311; owner of Chad Sexton’s Drum City; “rhythmatic” visual artist
  • J.D. Shaw: international horn soloist and recording artist; brass arranger/composer for Santa Clara Vanguard, Phantom Regiment, Boston Crusaders, and The Academy; former French hornist, arranger, and co-owner for Boston Brass; Associate Professor of Horn at the University of South Carolina
  • John Simpson: DCI Hall of Fame member 2014; brass instructor for Sky Ryders
  • Jason Sutter: drummer for Marilyn Manson, Smash Mouth, New York Dolls, Soundgarden, Audioslave, Foreigner, and others
  • Steve Vickers: DCI Hall of Fame member 2007; publisher of Drum Corps World magazine
John Simpson

John Simpson

Tommy Keenum

Tommy Keenum

Steve Vickers

Steve Vickers

Chad Sexton

Chad Sexton

Jason Sutter

Jason Sutter

J.D. Shaw

J.D. Shaw

Wes Cartwright

Wes Cartwright

Alan Mueggenborg

Alan Mueggenborg

Roman Montoya

Roman Montoya