On June 7, 2021, spectators received a fortune cookie 'ticket' into the performance, with the following fortune:

6th Grade Band is playing Avengers

7th Grade Band is playing Lowrider

8th Grade Band is playing Grenade

Watch this year's, Islander Middle School Band Blast!

Updated: Jun 4

For the past few months. the MIHS Wind Ensemble has been collaborating with the award winning England-based composer and creator of the YouTube channel "Listening In", Barnaby Martin. This video is the incredible culmination of this experience; explaining the origins of the project, showing what the collaboration looks like, speaks to what it means to be a musician in 2021, and the unveiling of an original piece he created just for our Mercer Island Wind Ensemble, "Circles and Paths".

Listen in to "Being a Musician in 2021"

Listen to MIHS Wind Ensemble playing "Circles and Paths"

We couldn't have participated in this incredible collaborative effort without the support of the Mercer Island Schools Foundation and the Mercer Island Schools Band Boosters. Thank you!

Updated: Jun 4

We have found that providing a space and time for our 8th graders to be introduced to Marching Band (and MIHS band student leadership) during a dedicated set of days sets them up for success for the fall.

Plus it is fun!

Save the following dates for our mini-band camp for all 8th graders:

* Friday, June 11th from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. after school (all band students from 8th-11th grade) and

* Saturday, June 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (MIHS leads and 8th graders)

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