Ryan Demkovich (Houston, Texas) is currently the Director of Bands at Pearland High School in Pearland, Texas. Under his direction, the Pearland High School Band has been a Bands of America (BOA) Regional Championship, Super Regional Championship, and University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Marching Band Contest finalist. Prior to his position at Pearland, he was the Director of Bands at Stephen F. Austin (SFA) High School in Fort Bend ISD. In his time at SFA, the band was a consistent BOA Regional and Super Regional finalist. The band also consistently qualified for the UIL State Marching Band Contest. He was privileged to direct the SFA Symphony Orchestra in 2018 and conduct the SFA Percussion Ensemble in 2021 at The Midwest Clinic. Demkovich is originally from Jenison, Michigan. He has a bachelor’s degree in music education from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in conducting from the University of Houston. Demkovich marched in the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2003 and was a two-time World Champion with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from 2004-2006. His drum corps experience continued as a member of The Cavaliers Brass Staff from 2007-2009, and the following 13 years as a visual instructor at the Santa Clara Vanguard. Demkovich is also on the faculty of SASI – The Leadership People, is on faculty for The Breakdown Camp, and is an active adjudicator for BOA and UIL. Demkovich currently resides in Houston, Texas with his fiancée Cyndi and his dog Biscuit. He spends his free time as a season ticket holder for the Houston Rockets, working out, and enjoying Houston’s amazing culinary scene.