PERIOD Period 1 Sentinel Intermediate Orchestra Period 2 Period 3 Sentinel Advanced Orchestra Period 4 Travel Period Lunch Period 5 Hellgate Advanced Orchestra Period 6 Hellgate Intermediate Orchestra Period 7
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 and the assistant conductor of the Butte Symphony in Butte, Montana.
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 eleven 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 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.
September 28-1st Missoula Youth Symphony Rehearsal
October 20-22-All-State in Great Falls
October 28th(7:00)- Sentinel/Hellgate Combined concert
December 14th-Hellgate/Sentinel Combined Concert
April 11-Hellgate/Sentinel Orchestras concert
April 21-District Music Festival-Orchestras-Missoula
April 22-District Music Festival solos and small ensembles
May 6-7-State Solo & Ensemble Music Festival-Missoula
May 25-Sentinel Orchestra Concert
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.