Gary was a faculty member at Desert Sun School from 1963 to 1965. He taught band and choir and was a dorm parent for Anderson boy's dorm. Gary also attended DSS as a 7th & 8th grader from 1949 to 1951, and as a summer camper from 1945 to 1955. His parents are Winnie & Ikie Hammond, who directed and produced many musicals and summer camps until the 1970s.
Gary's wife, Ann Hanzlik Hammond, was also a dorm parent at Anderson and attended DSS summer camps several times in the late '50s. She was a also a camp counselor and riding instructor.
Gary and Ann own and operate Hammond Music Service Ė creating and producing rehearsal CDs and MP3s (downloads) for all-state, school, college, church and community choirs around the world. They have more than 300 major choral works and more than 2500 octavos (shorter pieces commonly sung in groups of 6-8 by all-state choruses) in their online catalog at www.songlearning.com.
In April 2006 they moved to Bozeman, Montana, to be closer to daughter Jen Hammond Hustonís family. They live only 9 minutes away from Jen and fine artist Steve Huston husbandís 10 acre ranch in Manhattan, MT. They get to see their four beautiful grandchildren once or twice a week.
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Last Updated: 05/29/14