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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 19 years. I am the director of the South Dakota All-State Jazz Band organization, president of the South Dakota chapter of Phi Beta Mu (music fraternity), a member of the South Dakota Bandmasters Association and serve on the board of the South Dakota Music Educator's 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 23 years and have two awesome kids - Hunter (sophomore at SDSU) and Atlanta (senior at MHS). I also have two black lab dogs named Cooper and Chloe!
If you have any questions or would like to contact me, please email me at: Ryan.email@example.com