Director

Choral Director – Santiago Sabado

Santiago Sabado is a proud bruin alumnus having graduated from Ponderosa HS in 2005. He has previously held teaching positions in Buckeye Unified at Camerado Springs, Buckeye, and Blue Oak, in Pioneer USD at Mountain Creek, Pioneer, and Walt Tyler, and in Sacramento City Unified at Sutterville Elementary. He was also the Director of Instrumental Music and VAPA Department Chair at Ponderosa for two years from 2017-2018 before taking a teaching position at California State University, Sacramento. While he is the Director of Choirs at Ponderosa he is also concurrently the Director of Athletic Bands and Lecturer in Music at Sacramento State. Mr. Sabado is thrilled to be back and a part of a program with such a strong and rich history of musical excellence.

Mr. Sabado is happily married to Taylor Sabado who so happens to be the Director of Bands at Ponderosa! They also have a beautiful baby daughter named Rosalee and are looking forward to post COVID times when music students and parents will get to whisk Rosa away to play!