Saxes/Low Reeds

Meet your 2018 Saxes and Low Reed Staff!


Shelby Gorden

Major: Communications Major + Music Marketing Minor

Classification: Sophomore

Instrument: Alto Saxophone

I am very excited to start my second season with SOSA and my first season on Sax staff! Outside of band I am also involved in the Musicians of Business and enjoy sunshine, photography, and anything DIY. My favorite day of the week is definitely gameday. The energy of this band is contagious and I love meeting people in SOSA that I otherwise would not know. #JOINSOSA

“Sometimes you gotta risk it to get the biscuit.”


Ryan Erfurth

Hey guys, my name is Ryan Erfurth and I am from the great city of San Antonio, home of this wonderful university. I grew up on the south side of San Antonio attending Southside high school. I am a Senior here at UTSA and am studying Administration and Economics. I am apart of the best section in SOSA, the saxophones and this is my 5th year in SOSA, 4th year on staff. I am currently sitting as the Treasurer of Phi Mu Alpha fraternity and I am beginning my 3rd year in the fraternity. I am an avid golfer, camper and I love the outdoors in general so if you do, let me know, I always enjoy company.

"Live life to the fullest because it only happens once."




Britnee Gallindo

Major: interdisciplinary studies or education

Classification: junior

Instrument: Saxophone

Hey guys! This is going to be my third year in SOSA and I’m so happy I joined. It such an amazing atmosphere to be in coming into a place you know nothing about. Me personally , I love hanging out with friends and making memories. If you’re on the line about joining I think you should definitely try. SOSA fits any type of personality, no one is an odd ball out. You find those lifelong friends here! If you ever need to talk or need advice, even if I have never met you I’m all ears! Can’t wait to meet each and every one of you !
                                                                                                     -Britnee Galindo

P.S. My favorite quote -
"Her soul is a kaleidoscope bursting with every shade and hue,but shift your angle ever so slightly and she's something entirely new"  (Eric Hanson)

Joshua Alvarez

Major: Music Education

Classification: Sophomore

Instrument: Alto Saxophone

This is going to be my second year in SOSA and first time on the Saxophone staff. I’m extremely excited for this year and what it has in store.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched-they must be felt with the heart” Helen Keller


Joel McMinn-Reyna

Major: Music Education

 School classification: Junior

Instrument: Saxophone

Hello! This is going to be my 3rd year in SOSA as well as my 2nd year as a section leader! Outside of music I enjoy skateboarding, grilling, and take mini adventures! I can’t wait to meet all yall and make 8.0SA the best season yet!

My favorite quote is “Live like you are dying”.