director of jazz ensembles 1 and 2
Jared Sessink has been the Director of Bands and Jazz at Garfield High School since 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, he 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.
An active musician in the Seattle area, he performs 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