director of jazz bands 1 and 2

Mr Jared Sessink

Jared Sessink is the Director of Bands and Jazz at Garfield High School, where beginning in 2019, he teaches concert/athletic bands, drumline, and jazz.

Mr Sessink studied music at Central Michigan University and graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Music Education, with a focus in trumpet performance.

In 2015, as the Band Director in Granite Falls, WA, Mr Sessink was selected to represent Washington in the ’50 Directors Who Make a Difference’ yearly report published by School Band and Orchestra magazine.

Mr Sessink taught at Washington Middle School in Seattle from 2016-2019, where his ensembles received national recognition, including 2nd place at the 2019 Reno Jazz Festival.

Mr Sessink is an active musician in the Seattle area, performing regularly as a trumpet soloist with the Eastside Modern Jazz Orchestra. He is a member of Washington Music Educators’ Association and the National Association for Music Education

Washington Music Educator Association

OS2_logo

Jared Sessink, Director of Bands and Jazz at Garfield High School
Jared Sessink, Director of Bands and Jazz at Garfield High School