Three years ago, we lost our friend, brother, and bandmate Tim Ryan in a fatal car crash. We continue to play his music to anyone willing to listen and we often perform his song, “Jo Don’t Let Me,” as part of our own live set list.
Last year, Tim’s family established the Tim Ryan Memorial Scholarship. It is an annual scholarship that honor’s the considerable legacy Tim left behind at his alma mater, Sachem High School North, as the first-chair viola player in the chamber orchestra, composer of the original score for the school’s Broadway Night production, and curator of the Hey Jude project, which brought together classmates and community members for a massive musical ensemble performance.
The scholarship awards $500 annually to a member of the Sachem community who shows particular proficiency in music, as well as the kind of passionate, unbridled zest for life that Tim so often displayed.
Contributors to the scholarship fund will receive a copt of Tim’s lone solo album, 2009′s Love at First Night. Go to www.timryanmemorialscholarship.com for more details.