About Mr. Sebastian

Mario Sebastian, Director of Music Elk Grove High School, was born in the Philippines and came to the United States of America in 1983.  He graduated from California State University Sacramento (CSUS) and holds a Bachelor of Music Performance degree in percussion, teaching credential in music education, Administration credential from CSUS, and Masters in Education Leadership Policy Studies.   At Elk Grove High School (EGHS) l, he teaches Jazz Band, Beginning Guitar, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, and Concert Choir.  He is the Administrator for the CMEA Capitol Section Honor Band since 2007, leading teachers in meetings and committees, creating stage procedure task and teaching management workshops with music teachers from the northern California school districts with the CMEA.    Mario leads a music staff creating lesson plans for EGHS music productions.  Recently, the EGHS Symphonic Winds has been invited to perfrom at Carnegie Hall in 2015 because of their superior ratings since 2006. 
 
Mario is the Administrator for the annual EGHS Herd Winter Review since 2006.  He leads teachers, parents, boosters, student leaders, and music team to host over 100 schools on campus.  He is the Administrator for the event overseeing the committees for school safety, custodial and security communication, teacher updates, and leading the event.  The EGHS Herd Winter Review is also a fundraiser for the music department to help in purchasing instruments and music department needs.  The EGHS Herd Winter Review raises up to $13,000 for a day event.
 
Before Elk Grove High School his past teaching career was the Percussion Director at Granite Bay High School Band, Choir Director at Glen Edwards Middle School, and was Band Director at Warren T. Eich Intermediate.   He has directed middle school musicals for “Annie” and “Cinderella” at Glen Edwards and conducted the orchestra for high school production of “Fiddler on the Roof” and “The Apple Tree” at Granite Bay High School.
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