This course is designed to give the student an enriching and diverse instrumental music education. This class provides a number of performance opportunities for the student in a variety of settings, including Disneyland. The daily objective of the course is to foster and promote musical growth through the playing of an instrument by the student. As a member of the band program, group effort and cooperation is necessary to a successful program. Band is a skilled effort in which each students expected to show technical and musical growth throughout this course.
The Sam Brannan band scored a gold award for the first time in 5 years this past weekend at the Forum Music Festival. Follow this link to see the performance. You will be redirected to the band Facebook page.
Jeremy Hammond is a Sacramento native having grown up in the Orangevale/Granite Bay communities. Mr. Hammond attended CSUS where he studied Trumpet Performance under Gary Dilworth, and had numerous opportunities to perform in musicals, marching band, concert band, orchestra, and as principle trumpet in the wind ensemble. As a senior, Jeremy received special honors from the College of Arts and Letters, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from CSUS in 2005.
Upon graduation Mr. Hammond was immediately accepted as a Sacramento City Unified School District intern and placed at Sam Brannan Middle School, located in the South Land Park community of Sacramento. Since his start at Sam Brannan Middle School in 2005, Mr. Hammond has tripled the size of the music program, and created award winning ensembles consisting of a competitive drum line, jazz band, as well as beginning band and advanced band.
In 2013 Mr. Hammond took over as Band Director at John F. Kennedy High School, in addition to his responsibilities at Sam Brannan, and is currently the Band Director for the Sacramento Youth Band Concert Band/Marching Band.
Call the attendance office at (916) 395-5360 ext. 1 or fill out the form below. If no call is made or the online form is not used, a note is required to clear the absence. All absences will be verified. If an absence is not cleared within 3 days, it will be considered a truancy.