Take a night off from cooking and head over to Sahara Pizza on Mercer Island!

Thursday, November 10th (11:00 AM – 8:30 PM) , 20% of all Sahara Pizza on Mercer Island's

sales will go towards Band Boosters. Mention “Mercer Island Band Boosters” in person or when ordering by phone (206)232-9800. DO NOT use the online platform to place an order, though you can use it to view the Sahara Pizza menu. Funds will be used for student scholarships, instrument specialists, music consultants and free lessons.

Sahara Pizza

8425 SE 68th St #104

Mercer Island, WA 98040


The 2021-22 Mercer Island High School Wind Ensemble has been chosen as a State level Winner in the Mark of Excellence/National Wind Band Honors Project sponsored by The Foundation for Music Education.

Mercer Island Band Director Parker Bixby, who also serves as conductor of the Wind Ensemble, submitted performance recordings to the national competition near the end of the ensemble’s spring performance cycle. Each year, More than 140 high school and middle school musical ensembles submit recordings as contestants in the national competition. Each entry is then reviewed by a panel of professional conductors and music educators and ranked. Performance recordings submitted by Bixby and co-director Jacob Krieger featured “Oh Henry” by Ryan Nowlin, “Prelude Op.34” by Dmitri Shostakovich, and “Selections from Spirited Away” by Joe Hisaishi,” and were made during a recording session held at MIHS in March.

Bixby noted, “The group sounded fantastic. It is an honor to be able to share the performance stage with such capable, expressive, and focused musicians. I am excited to see what they will do this year!”

The Mercer Island Wind Ensemble is one of four concert bands at MIHS. The band is led by co-directors Parker Bixby, Kyle Thompson, and Jacob Krieger. The next performance of the MIHS bands is December 7th at 7:00pm in the MIHS PAC.

Trumpet players Sam H and Cameron S hold the award that will be displayed in the MIHS music wing.

Updated: Oct 31

Ticket sales and online auction ends on Tues, 11/1!

Party and Auction (November 5, 2022)

After a three-year hiatus, our longstanding traditional Band Together Party and Auction is going to be in-person once again, and you are all invited! Dust off your party outfits and get ready for cocktails, dinner, live music, an airlines ticket raffle, and an auction. Buy your tickets to the best party in town!

Online Auction

Band supporters near and far can join in on the fun by bidding on our online auction, which is open NOW! Tired of the rain, spend a week in sunny Palm Springs, or enjoy a long weekend wine tasting in Chelan. Prefer adventure, spend the day snowshoeing at Hyak or taking the kids to Leavenworth's new adventure park. Rather enjoy a good meal with family friends, how about a pho-bulous meal of pho for 10 or an OONI pizza party for 12.

What is Band Together?

Band Together is our annual community-building event and our primary fundraiser for all the things that make our Mercer Island Band program great, including student scholarships, instrument specialists, artists in residence, free tutors in TutorPalooza, maintenance of musical instruments, professional development, and administrative support.

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