High School Directors Contact Information
FAX Number: 903-669-0119
North Lamar High School
3130 N Main St.
Paris, Texas 75460
Ryan Sheffield - Percussion Director
Office Phone 903-737-2003 x 1031
1st Period - Conference
2nd Period - Stone MS Honor Band
3rd Period - Stone MS Symphonic Band
4th Period - Beginner Percussion Class
5th Period – Brass Class
6th Period - NLHS Symphonic Band
7th Period – Advisory
8th Period – NLHS Concert Band
9th Period – NLHS Percussion Class
Ryan Sheffield graduated from Canyon High School in 2016 in Canyon, Texas. He then attended West Texas A&M University, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Music Education in 2021. During his time at WTAMU, Mr. Sheffield also served as a part-time percussion technician and lesson teacher. His first position was at Caprock High School in Amarillo, Texas in fall 2016, where he worked as an instructor and arranger for the front ensemble. In 2017, he began his role as a percussion tech at Canyon High School in Canyon, Texas, where he stayed until December 2020. In that position, he also arranged marching percussion and sound design, managed all aspects of marching audio systems, and taught private percussion lessons. The following semester, he student taught at Ryan High School and Myers Middle School in Denton, Texas. Additionally, Mr. Sheffield performed on tour with the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps in 2018 as a member of the front ensemble.
Mr. Sheffield has served on the North Lamar band staff since 2021 as the percussion director for the North Lamar High School and Frank Stone Middle School. He is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Percussive Arts Society.
Mr. Sheffield has enjoyed the fruits of a highly-supportive family his entire life. His parents, a long-time band director and an accomplished piano teacher/color guard instructor, live in the metroplex and have mentored him to grow as a musician and a teacher. His younger sister is majoring in policy studies at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. In his free time, Mr. Sheffield enjoys playing music, composing, and playing video games with his friends. He has no pets, but he vicariously appreciates his parents’ miniature dachsund, Harvey.