Ryan Hancock is currently the Assistant Director of Bands with the Calgary Stampede Showband. Ryan began teaching the Showband drumline in September of 2008 and served as Percussion Coordinator from 2011-2014. He has also been very involved with drumlines in the Calgary area as a teacher and writer for the Calgary Round Up Band (2007-2009, 2011-2014), the Calgary Stetson Show Band (2009-2011, 2015), and the Red Deer Royals (2013-2014). Ryan has been a member of the Vic Firth Education Team since 2009.
As a performer in Calgary, Ryan played with the Round Up Band (1999-2001), the Stetson Show Band (2002), Allegiance Elite Drum and Bugle Corps (2005), and the Stampede Showband (2003-2008). In the summer of 2008 Ryan marched with the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps and was recognized as the percussion ‘Rookie of the Year.’
Ryan has a degree in Communications from the University of Calgary and spends his spare time with family and friends in Calgary.