Originally from Brainerd, M State music faculty member Jeff Sands previously taught in the Bemidji School District and at Bemidji State University. He previously taught in the Bemidji School District and Bemidji State University. He has taught all ages from kindergarten through college and in nearly all mediums of music education: elementary general
music, secondary general music, band, choir, orchestra. Sands also served as a Regional Arts Teacher-Leader with the Perpich Center for Arts Education from 2018-2021 and currently serves on the board of directors for Bemidji MusiCamp, the Fergus Falls Concert Association, and the Minnesota Music Educators Association.