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Band Director


The Allan Hancock Concert Band

Dr. Sean J. Abel

Dr. Abel holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Education from Boston University-Boston, MA, a Master of Arts in Education from Lindenwood University-St. Charles, MO, and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Kansas-Lawrence, KS. He has over 25 years of experience directing small to large high school bands and choirs and community college bands and choirs. Sean’s jazz band at College of the Siskiyous was selected to perform at the 2008 California CMEA convention. His middle school/junior high school and high school band consistently earned superior ratings at music festivals in the Midwest.

Sean is directing both the Symphonic Band and the Jazz Band. These groups are open to all members of the Allan Hancock College student community as well as non-college musicians from the surrounding area. There’s a place for YOU in the Allan Hancock Bands!