The Raider Marching Band is the "Spirit and Pride of Ryan High School". All students enrolled in the Ryan band program participate in the Raider Marching Band during football season. As a member of the marching band, students develop skills in musicianship, coordination, leadership, cooperation, self-discipline, and organization. The Raider Marching Band is one of the most visible music ensembles of Ryan High School and its members enjoy performing in many special events. The band performs a variety of musical styles each year at marching band contests and shows throughout Texas and at all Ryan Raider varsity football games. The Raider Marching Band and Strutters Dancers have a strong reputation as a consistent finalist in competition and a consistent recipient of UIL 1st Division ratings for its superior musicianship and visually exciting field productions. The Ryan band is a consistent finalist in UIL Area competition and has received numerous contest caption awards for outstanding winds, percussion, visual, and general effect.