director of jazz bands 1 and 2
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