Junior Concert Band

The Junior Band provides a concert band setting for younger students.  It is in the Junior Band that our students who are just starting out discover how fun it is to play with other young musicians in a fun suportive environment while playing popular musical scores.  

The Junior Band rehearses on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m at John F. Kennedy High School. Click here for a map.

Director: Nicolas Hibbs


Beginning Band
The Beginning Band is a non-performing group for students with no prior musical expirience. We provide an outlet for children to start learning a musical instrument, without the stress of performances throughout the year. After a year in the Beginning Band, members usually move up to the Junior Concert Band. 

The Beginning Band rehearses on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:00 p.m at John F. Kennedy High School. Click here for a map.

Director: Susan Levine


Nicolas Hibbs, SYB Junior Band Director
Nicolas Hibbs has been with the Sacramento Youth Band for over four years, and his most recent year he has spent as the Junior Band director. He is currently a student at Sacramento State University, majoring in Music Education. His main instrument is the trumpet, although he has learned and taught all of the others. 
Susan Levine, Beginning & Intermediate Band Director
Susan Levine is a music major at CSU Sacramento, with a focus in Clarinet Performance and Music Education. She grew her musical life in the Roseville School District. She is currently conducting and directing ensembles such as the Sacramento Youth Symphony, and the Sacramento Youth Band. Susan also specializes in woodwinds and piano. She teaches at multiple elementary schools in the Elk Grove and Sacramento areas, and clinics for the woodwind sections of several local high schools. As a performer, Susan plays in local pit orchestras for musicals, orchestras, and live music in Roseville, Sacramento, Fairfield, and Stockton.