Mr. Ryan Simpson

Phone: 785-286-8400


Degrees and Certifications:

BMEd - Washburn University, 1997 MaEd - Baker University, 2008

Mr. Ryan Simpson

Ryan Simpson is the Director of Bands at Seaman Middle School and the Head Director of the Seaman Elementary Band Program.   Ryan graduated from Topeka West HS in 1992 and Washburn University in 1997, and then received his Masters Degree from Baker University in 2008.  Mr. Simpson taught band in grades 5-12 in Rossville, KS for 8 years before coming to USD 345 in 2005.  Currently in his 22st year of teaching, he directs the 6th, 7th, & 8th grade concert bands, jazz ensemble, and stage band at SMS.   Mr. Simpson is a huge fan of the greatest rock and roll band of all time - Chicago, and he enjoys woodworking, gardening, and running.  He has been married to his wife Tedi for 21 years and has two children that attend Seaman schools.



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  • Mr. Simpson's Daily Schedule:




    Seaman Middle School Viking Bands 2018-19

    Schedule of Events

    performances are highlighted in bold



    5 Seaman Homecoming Parade – school out @ 11:00, report back to SMS @ 1:15 (8th)

    13  North Topeka Parade – morning (8th)

    17 SMS Bands Fall Concert – 7pm (7th, 8th, J1, SB)


    11 SMS Holiday Concert – 7pm (7th, 8th, J1, SB) 


    6 SMS Spring Concert – 7:30pm (7th, 8th, J1, SB)

    26  Student Showcase - 6:30pm (Jazz, Stage, Drumline)


    20 District Band Night Concert @ SHS – 7:30  (7th, 8th)


    9? WRMS Band Festival - after school (8th)


    15 SMS 8th Annual “Night At the Movies” Concert – 7:30pm (7th, 8th, J1, SB)

    21 SMS Promotion – 7pm (7th)

    Yet to be scheduled:

    Jazz 1 & Stage Band performances @ district elementary schools (school days)

    SMS Student Showcase – 2nd semester

    Stage Band & Drumline performance @ CUMPS Pre-School – April