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What is Band Together? And why do we fundraise?


Band Together is our annual fundraiser to help support the Mercer Island 5th-12th grade band program.


This year's Band Together will be held as a:

  • Party and Auction to be held on November 5th. Tickets are on sale and

  • Online auction going on now!

The Mercer Island Schools Band Boosters was established to help fundraise to support our 5th-12th grade band program, including:

  • Scholarships – for trips, travel to concerts, instrument rentals, and operational support, including travel to 2023's Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. MISBB's fundraising ensures every student can participate in band and it's many enrichment activities.

  • Tutor-palooza - professional one-on-one tutoring provided to any band student for no charge.

  • Personalized instrument instructions – bringing in experts to spend time, in small instrument groups, with students

  • Professional development – so our Band Directors can continue to learn and bring back to the classroom the latest teaching methods, sources of enrichment, and resources for our students

  • Islander Middle School (IMS) Instrument clubs - opportunity for our middle schoolers to hone their skills in a fun and band community environment

  • Administrative support – so our directors spend less time doing paperwork and thus maximize their time in front of our students

  • Artist-in-Residences – professional musicians, composers, and conductors working with our students

  • Maintenance and purchase of instruments and uniforms

And a million more big and little things to help this program operate. We are so deeply thankful to each of you!