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Music

Students in the 4th and 5th grade are eligible to participate in a number of music programs. Mercer Island is well-known for its outstanding music program.

Band

Band begins in 5th grade and is held before school from 8:15 to 9:00 am at Islander Middle School or Mercer Island High School. Students can learn to play:

  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Baritone
  • Percussion (there is a limited space for percussion)

District bus transportation is provided for Band and Orchestra students.  For more information about band and orchestra, go to the 5th Grade Instrumental Music website.

Orchestra

Orchestra begins in 5th grade and is held before school from 8:15 to 9:00 am at Islander Middle School. Students can learn to play:
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • String Bass


District bus transportation is provided for Band and Orchestra students.  For more information about orchestra, go to the 5th Grade Instrumental Music website.

Choir

All interested 4th and 5th grade students are welcome!  Wednesdays, 8:05-9:05 am (date and time are tentative).  Teacher Leader:  Erin Brown

Drum/Orff

Open to 4th and 5th grade on a first-come, first-served basis, spots are limited (less than 20).  Tuesdays8:05-9:05 am (date and time are tentative).  Teacher Leader:  Erin Brown

4th & 5th Grade Musical

All interested 4th and 5th grade students may audition for the musical.  Rehearsals will most likely be before and after school on several days of the week, TBD.  Teacher Leader:  Erin Brown

Talent Show

Open to all students, Northwood parent volunteers organize a school-wide talent show.