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Mercer Island Bands

Mercer Island School Bands have band members from the 5th - 12th grades in marching band, concert bands, jazz bands, and steel drum bands. Over 700 kids across the district participate in a MI band. The Mercer Island Schools Band Boosters was formed to actively support, promote, and encourage these band programs.

MIHS Bands

Many of our band members are getting ready for the Eastshore Solo and Ensemble right after Finals week. Continue to cheer on our basketball team with the MIHS Animal Band! 

Check out MIHS Latest Happenings

Jazz Bands

MIHS Jazz is heading to their overnight Jazz Symposium at Camp Casey in February.

Check out Jazz Latest Happenings


IMS Activities

Middle school band students are collecting new and gently used winter coats.  Drop them off at the Jan. 29th band concert or contact Elaine Kierstad at

Check out IMS Latest Happenings

5th Grade Activities

During the week of January 21st, your 5th grade band student will perform for their peers at their respective elementary school.

Check out 5th Grade Latest Happenings

For more current and detailed information, check out the band calendar and watch for emails from the directors or Jen.

St. Pat's & MIHS Concert

Joint MIHS and St. Pat's performing the Australian National Anthem.  Check out more videos and photos of their time with us.

8th Grade Winterfest

8th Grade Band performing at Seattle Center's Winterfest.  Check out IMS Latest Happenings for more IMS band photos.

Humanitarian Aid to Our Partner Bands

Puerto Rico's Earthquakes

Guayanilla, home to our partner band BEG, is at or near the epicenter of the recent major earthquakes.  Our friends and their families have been directly impacted by this disaster. 


Learn how you can help.

Australian Fires

While Australia is no stranger to bushfires, this fire season is unprecedented in many ways.

BBC News - 13 January 2020

How can you help?  Derek Rose, band director of St. Patrick's College Strathfield, recommended supporting their local Fire Service.

Donate to: NSW Rural Fire Service

Select "Make a donation to NSW Rural Fire Service."

These are not fundraisers and are not sponsored by MISBB, MISD, MIHS ASB or PTA.  Many of you have asked how we can help our international neighbors and friends during their crisis. This is one way we can help.

Thank you!

The MIHS Band's winter concert and our all island Jazz Band concert (IMS and MIHS Jazz bands) showcased our wonderful bands! Thank you to our directors as always! And thank you Ivy Suzuki-Jaecks and her crew of volunteers for transforming the IMS commons into our local Jazz club in record time! Check out the pictures from this latest event.  


Thank you to all of our private instrument teachers who spent their time with our island student musicians last Saturday.  Thank you to our students from IMS and MIHS who signed up to take advantage of this opportunity for a free lesson.  And thank you Mercer Island Schools Band Boosters for supporting this terrific event that impacts our students. Look for another Tutor-pa-looza later in the year.

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