Director of Bands
Ryan Ruble returns to his hometown as the Director of Bands at Belding High School. He has spent the last five years as the Assistant Director at Allegan Middle and High School. Ryan is a 2007 graduate of Belding High School. He earned his Bachelor's of Music Education degree from Grand Valley State University in 2013. He directs the Black Knights Marching Band, Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Freshman Concert Band, Choir, Pops Ensemble, as well as teaching alongside Ms. Hyler for 6th Grade Beginners.
Middle School Band Director
Laura Hyler has been the directing bands at Belding Area Schools for the past 8 years. She is in her eighteenth year of teaching and ninth year at Belding Area Schools. She received her undergraduate degree in Music Education from Michigan State University in 2003. In 2007, she received her master's degree from Central Michigan University in Music Education. Ms. Hyler was a co-presenter at the 2014 Michigan Music Conference and will be a co-presenter at the Mid-West Music Conference in December of 2014. Prior to Belding she taught at Fulton Public Schools for four years and Wyoming Public Schools for four years. At Belding Middle School she teaches 6th grade beginning band, 7th grade band, 8th grade band, and history of rock'n'roll. When not at school, Ms. Hyler enjoys spending time with her three children. In her “spare” time she enjoys playing softball, running, and biking.