5th Grade Band Program

The 5th grade band program is available to any interested 5th grader in the Mercer Island School District. This program is an exceptional opportunity for students offering specific instruction on their chosen instrument, as well as universal musical concepts and skills. The program stresses the collaborative cooperation and teamwork necessary for group success. This program is also the gateway to the exceptional band programs at IMS and MIHS. Most importantly, it’s fun!

For 2020, we are changing things up a bit.  Please read about our

5th Grade Band Instrument Selection Information


The instructional program is provided free of charge by the district. The program is taught before school, 8:15-9:00 AM. All necessary transportation is provided by the MISD transportation department.

Learning more

Mr. Bentley (trombone), Mr. Bixby (trumpet), Ms. Kaminski (flute) and Ms. Smith (clarinet) are your 5th grade band student's directors.  Learn more about what to expect from the program and find answers to some of your questions in the 5th grade band FAQ section


What's happening now?

Bookmark the 5th Grade Latest Happenings page and make sure you are receiving emails from the directors via Charms and the monthly Band Notes. Please send a message to Jen if you are not receiving either of these emails. 

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