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The Sutter Instrumental Music Department, under the direction of Mr. Jose Fausto, boasts a yearly enrollment of over 130 students. We offer a wide array of ensembles in which students may explore their musical and creative sides. The music department has three beginning bands, beginning piano, Drum Line as well as the award-winning Mighty Goldminer Marching Band and Advanced Band,which are the premier performance groups at Sutter.
Spend some time with us! The official Sutter Music Department website is currently under construction, but you are more than welcome to stop by the band room in person to find out about all of the exciting things the Sutter Middle School Instrumental Music Program is doing!  Also, if you'd like to help the groups at various performances and appearances, please contact Mr. Fausto at the school at 818-773-5800 or
Please Note!
Parent Volunteers and Chaperones needed! Contact Mr. Fausto at the School or email him at
Note to Parents and Students:
All of the performances and after school rehearsals, when scheduled, are mandatory for Advanced Band/Marching Band members. Every Senior Band/Marching Band student will be required to be at these rehearsals and appearances. Please assist your son or daughter in making sure they are at these rehearsals and performances on time.  Also, please remind them that not only is it an honor to be in the band, but that the band members are earning their grades through these rehearsals and performances. Therefore, we must have 100% participation at all events and appearances. If any problems arise with their attendance at one of the appearances or rehearsals, please notify the director in writing no less than three days prior to a rehearsal, and five days prior to the performance, so that other arrangements may be made. In the event of an emergency, a message must be left at (818) 773-5800, giving the student's name and the nature of the emergency.

Band Director: Mr. Jose Fausto