Justin Sands is the Director of Choirs at Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he joined the music faculty in 2011. He serves as the co-director of Prairie's Concert Choir, Concert Chorale, and Chamber Choir. He also directs The Ambassadors and Focal Point, the show choirs at Prairie High School. Choirs and show choirs under his direction have competed successfully at the state, regional, and national levels. In 2015, his show choir, The Ambassadors, were 2nd Runner-Up in the highly competitive Show Choir National Championship where they also received captions for Best Band and Best Rhythm Section.
Mr. Sands received his bachelor's degree in vocal music from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and a Master of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois. He previously taught at Kennedy High School, also in Cedar Rapids. In 2013, Sands was named Best New Director as part of FAME’s Aspire Awards, and in 2014 he was honored to direct the Missouri All-State Show Choir. His wife, Meghan, and his children, August and Finlee, are the joys of his life.