SSG Ramaher Ortiz-López
Hometown: Sabana Grande, PR
Joined the Band: 2021
Ensemble: Support Staff
Bachelor's Degree: Inter-American University of San Germán, PR
Master's Degree: Inter-American University of San Germán, PR
SSG Ramaher Ortiz-López a native of Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico, joined The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in December 2021 as a member of the support staff. He earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in trumpet and music education from the Inter-American University of San Germán, Puerto Rico. Prior to joining the Army, he worked in a Specialized School of Music and Fine Arts for the Department of Education of Puerto Rico, where he taught music theory, music technology, and band conducting. During that time, Ortiz was also in charge of the school’s theater productions serving as a sound and lighting technician.
Ortiz began his sound career as a sound technician in Puerto Rico, providing live sound to many Latin music groups, festivals, privates and public festivities, and theater productions around the island for about 15 years. Ortiz joined the Army in June 2018 as a 9X (music support technician). He was assigned to the 282d Army Band in Fort Jackson, SC, from 2018 to 2021, for which he provided sound and lighting support for the band.
He currently lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and children.