Thursday-Saturday March 21-23
Optimist Jazz Festival at SDSU
Load Bus @7:15AM
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New Orleans Trip
Helping at the Palace City Jazz Festival on February 12th
CLICK HERE to visit the blog page for information about whats going on in the band department!
Ryan Stahle, Director of Bands
Welcome to our band's website! I am a 1992 graduate of MHS! I went to college at the University of South Dakota where I completed a music education degree in 1997. I started my teaching career in the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown district south of Minneapolis. Soon after finishing my first year teaching, I became the assistant director at Farmington High School (Minneapolis suburban school district). In 2000, I left teaching briefly to work in the tech industry in Sioux Falls. In 2003, I moved back to my hometown of Mitchell and have been the director of bands at Mitchell High School for 14 years. I am the director of the South Dakota All-State Jazz Band organization, serve on the music advisory committee for the South Dakota High School Activities Association and am a member of the South Dakota Bandmasters Association. My groups at MHS have traveled to New York City in 2005/2011, San Francisco in 2007 and Disney World in 2009/2013/2017.
I have been married to my lovely wife Nicole 20 years and have two awesome kids - Hunter (junior at MHS) and Atlanta (freshman at MHS). I also have two black lab dogs named Cooper and Chloe!