Mercer Island High School Bands

Concert Bands | Marching Band | Jazz Bands | Animal Band 
 
 
 

Concert Bands

The Mercer Island Concert Band program is made up of four bands. Please see a brief description below. For a detailed description click on the individual link of the ensemble about which you wish to learn.

Concert Band - The Mercer Island High School Concert Band is composed of freshman band students. Students enrolled in the Concert Band perform innovative new literature as well as valuable core compositions in the band repertoire. The Symphonic Band performs at two concerts during the year as well as Fine Arts Showcase and the Eastshore Band II Festival.

Symphonic Band - This is an auditioned group made up of over 80 junior and sophomore members. Students enrolled in the Symphonic Band perform innovative new literature as well as valuable core compositions in the band repertoire. The Symphonic Band performs at two concerts during the year as well as Fine Arts Showcase and the Eastshore Band II Festival.

Wind Symphony - This is an auditioned performing ensemble in the MIHS concert band program. At over 70 members strong it is made up of sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students enrolled in the Wind Symphony perform challenging literature that represents the cutting edge in the compositional world as well as valuable core compositions in the band repertoire. The Wind Symphony performs at two concerts during the year as well as Fine Arts Showcase and the Eastshore Band I Festival. In addition, the MIHS Wind Symphony has performed at numerous national festivals including the Dixie classic Festival in Washington D.C. and the Heritage Festival in Chicago.

Wind Ensemble - The Mercer Island High School Wind Ensemble is the premier performing ensemble in the MIHS concert band program. This 55 member ensemble was created using standard wind ensemble instrumentation and performs challenging literature that represents the cutting edge in the compositional world as well as valuable core compositions in the band repertoire. The Wind Ensemble performs at two concerts during the year as well as Fine Arts Showcase, Eastshore Band I Festival, and numerous national festivals.
 

Marching Band

The Mercer Island High School Marching Band is comprised of all the members enrolled in the MIHS concert band program. At over 280 members strong it is one of the largest ensembles in the state. Students enrolled in the Marching Band perform challenging literature that inspires and motivates both our sports teams and audiences alike. The Marching Band performs at all MIHS home football games during the year as well as the MIHS Homecoming Parade. In addition, the MIHS Marching Band has performed at The Tournament of Roses Parade and numerous other national stages.
 

Jazz Bands

 

Animal Band

The Mercer Island High School Animal Band is comprised of all the members enrolled in the MIHS concert band program. At over 280 members strong it is one of the largest ensembles of its kind in the state. During Basketball season, the Animal Band is really four bands each comprised of one quarter of the MIHS Marching Band members. Known for its high level of musicianship as well as its undeniable volume and enthusiasm, the Animal Band is an integral part of the success of Mercer Island Girls and Boys Basketball. Look and listen for the Animal Band at this year's boys and girls home basketball games.
 
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