• PERIOD  
    Period 1 Sentinel Intermediate Orchestra
    Period 2  
    Period 3 Sentinel Advanced Orchestra
    Period 4 Travel Period
    Period 5 Hellgate Advanced Orchestra
    Period 6 Hellgate Intermediate Orchestra
     Period 7  
  • Biography

    Ryan Davis is the director of orchestras at both Hellgate High School and Sentinel High School in Missoula, Montana.  He is also the conductor of the Missoula Youth Symphony.

    A native of Anaconda, MT, Davis began his career teaching orchestra at Big Sky High School in Missoula.  He has been teaching in his current position for thirteen years.  During these years, his groups have consistently earned superior ratings at District and State festivals.  His groups have performed in Washington DC, Memphis Tennesee, Nashville Tennesee, Chicago Illinois and in Spokane Washington where they were asked to perform for the All-Northwest NAfME Convention. 

    A Double Bass player, Davis earned his BME from the University of Montana, graduating with high honors.  He received his Master’s degree from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, where he studied conducting from Linda Moorhouse and string pedagogy from Louis Bergonzi.  He remains active as a bass player and has acted as the principal bassist of The Missoula Symphony Orchestra, The Butte Symphony, and The University of Montana Symphony Orchestra.  He has also performed with the String Orchestra of the Rockies, Ingrid Jensen, Bob Mintzer and Steve Smith.  Mr. Davis resides in Missoula, Montana with his wife Annie and his son Rowan.

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  • September 26-1st Missoula Youth Symphony Rehearsal

    October 18-20-All-State in Bozeman

    October 30th(7:00)- Sentinel Orchestra Concert @ Sentinel High School

    December 6th-Missoula Youth Symphony Concert(7:00) @ Hellgate High School

    December 11th-Sentinel Intermediate Orchestra Concert@ Hellgate High School

    December 13-Sentinel Advanced w/ Meadow Hill Orcehstras @ Sentinel

    February 5 & 6th- AA Orchestra Festival @ Big Sky

    April 15-Pre-Festival Orchestra @ Hellgate

    April 18-District Music Festival @ Sentinel  

    April 19-District Music Festival solos and small ensembles @ Big Sky

    May 22-Sentinel Orchestra Concert



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  • It is Missoula Youth Symphony policy that all string players must be enrolled in their school orchestra and that all wind players must be enrolled in their school band to be eligible to participate in the Missoula Youth Symphony.  Students whose school does not offer orchestra may petition for acceptance into the group on a case by case basis.

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Last Modified on September 4, 2023