All Island Band Night
Come on out and watch our nearly 700 band students, from 5th through 12th grade, perform. The 5th graders are always the crowd favorites "Hot Cross Buns" and "Go Tell Aunt Rhodie". The IMS bands will perform with the MIHS marching band at the half-time of the football game and the 8th grader band will perform with the MIHS band in the football stands during the 3rd quarter.
2021 All Island Band Night
Thursday, October 28th
5th, 6th, 7th Grade Bands 6:30-8:00 p.m.
8th grade Band
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
While your kids are rehearsing, join us for Band Together, Together Again!
Band Together, Together Again
Thursday, October 28th
6-8:30pm, MIHS Stadium
Band is back! And so is Band Together! Band Together, Together Again is a a community gathering event for band families and our annual fundraiser for 5th-12th grade bands which are the "Pride of the Island". Why do we fundraise? Here's why
Open (and free) to all fans of band: new families, current families, alumni and families, friends, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and neighbors!
Come join us, relax, and meet other members of our band community!
Friday, October 29th
Food Truck Frenzy
5:-6:30pm, Front of MIHS
5th-8th Gr Bands Call Time
5:15pm, MIHS Stadium
MIHS Call Time
5:00m, MIHS Stadium
Football game starts
7:00pm, MIHS Stadium
5th-7th Gr, after halftime
8th Gr, after 3rd quarter
Check your email from the directors as things change quickly.
Thursday, October 28th & Friday, October 29th
We need your help! With nearly 700 band students, we can't do this without you. We need 5th-8th gr adult chaperones for Thu, Oct 28th and Fri, Oct 29th.
5th-8th Gr Parent Volunteer Orientation
Thu, Oct 28, 6pm,
MIHS Stadium Field
For MIHS band, we need our marching band game volunteers for Friday's game and traffic for both Thursday's rehearsal and Friday's Game.
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.
Our Mercer Island Schools Band Boosters will have maroon gear to purchase at the All Island Band Night rehearsal.