Ben Ayers grew up in Arlington, TX and attended Mansfield Legacy High School, he is currently a junior at The University of North Texas pursuing a Bachelors in Music Education where he is studying French Horn with Alex Weaver. Mr. Ayers was a member of UNT’s Green Brigade Marching Band, led by Professor Daniel Cook, where he participated as a field technician for two seasons, and also student assistant to the director. During his time at UNT, he was in the UNT Wind Ensemble and Brass Band both conducted by Dr. Nicholas Williams. Along with performing in those ensembles he participated in the Grammy Nominated “Funky Fresh” Basketball Band Jazz Band
Ben joined The Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2015 and then with The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps in 2017. He continued his marching career in 2018 at the Blue Devils and also won a world championship with them in 2019. He has taught at Mansfield Legacy High School where he also marched from 2012-2015. He currently teaches at Coppell High School Marching Band and Azle High School Indoor Winds group.
Ben Ayers is also affiliated with the Gamma Theta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the Texas Music Educators Association. He also participates in the North Texas Music Educators Association. After he graduates he plans to pursue a job as a high school music educator to enrich the lives of his students through his experiences and learning from them as much as they learn from him.