All Island Band Night
Thank you to everyone for coming out to watch our nearly 800 band students perform and to our all of our band students for being incredibly flexible and putting on a great performance! The 5th graders were the crowd favorites again this year with Hot Cross Buns and Go Tell Aunt Rhodie. To see pictures and short video clips of the performances, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or check out our photos page.
Rehearsal Call Times
Rehearsals on Thursday, mid-October at the MIHS Stadium:
5th Grade Band 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
6th Grade Band 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
7th and 8th grade 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
MIHS Band 6:00pm
Call time for the performance on Friday, mid-October:
4:30pm - Jazz Band call time for food truck frenzy
5:00-6:30pm - Food Truck Frenzy
5:45pm - MIHS Band call time
6:30pm - call time for 5th-8th grade bands in the MIHS Stadium
7:00pm - Football game starts
Check your email for information from your directors for specific call times for your band.
We need your help! With nearly 800 students, we can't do this without you. For 5th-8th graders, we need adult chaperones. For MIHS band, we need our marching band game volunteers.
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All Island Band Night FAQs
What is All Island Band Night?
All Island Band Night (AIBN) is a marching band performance of ALL of our Mercer Island bands from 5th - 12th grade. Our nearly 800 band students will perform at halftime at a home football game, typically in October. Come see our perennial favorite, "Hot Cross Buns" performed by our 5th graders.
How do I get tickets?
You will need a ticket into the football game to watch the halftime show. Tickets will be available for sale during the rehearsal so you can avoid the lines at the box office on the evening of the game.
What is the Food Truck Frenzy?
Come early to All Island Band Night and feed your family at these yummy vendor's trucks. Join us starting at 5:00 p.m. in front of MIHS in the drive through. The Jazz Band will entertain us in the amphitheater during dinner and we will be treated to a step off and quick performance by our MIHS Marching Band on their way to the field at 6:30 p.m.
When will my band student be excused?
We'll watch the first half of the game together, perform during halftime, and then release your 5th-7th grade student back to you right after halftime. Our 8th graders will sit with our MIHS Marching Band during 3rd quarter to help play all our 'shorts' during the football game. We'll release our 8th graders immediately after 3rd quarter.
What should my band student wear?
Your 5th-8th grade band student will get instructions on what colors to wear on the evening of the performance. The weather can vary quite a bit in October. Make sure your student wears comfortable, warm clothing.