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Justin Sands
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.


Prairie High School
The Ambassadors 2012-2020
Focal Point 2012-2020
Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School
Protégé 2005-2010


 Craig Spotlight Spectacular 2021
 Craig Spotlight Spectacular 2020
 Davenport Great River Show Choir Invitational 2020
 Fort Atkinson Showcase 2020
 Mt. Pleasant Music InMotion Invitational 2019
 Johnston Showzam 2019
 Craig Spotlight Spectacular 2018
 Heart of America Cincinnati 2017
 Craig Spotlight Spectacular 2017
 Davenport Great River Show Choir Invitational 2017
 Craig Spotlight Spectacular 2016
 Cedar Rapids Washington Mo Show 2015
 Sullivan Show Choir Invitational (Day Two) 2014
 Sullivan Show Choir Invitational (Day One) 2014
 Benton Touch Of Class 2014


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