Supporting the Whitman Middle School Music Program

"Music can change the world because it can change people" ~ Bono

March 22 - Dick's Lunch for Band and Orchestra students

Tickets for lunch were available for purchase at the March 8 band concerts. 

Students will be reminded to bring their ORANGE TICKET to school on Thursday, March 22. This ticket will act as hall pass so that they may proceed to the auditorium for lunch with their band mates. Students will also require their orange ticket as proof of purchase when getting their meal. 

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Upcoming Events

09-Mar             Elliot Bay Band Festival @ Whitman Auditorium

16-Mar             WWU Orchestra Festival @ WWU           

19-Mar             Friends of Whitman Music Meeting @ Whitman Band Room

22-Mar             Dick’s Lunch Fundraiser @ Whitman Auditorium

24-Mar             Solo and Ensemble @ Chief Sealth High School

27-Mar             Elliot Bay Orchestra Festival @ Whitman Auditorium

16-Apr             Friends of Whitman Music Meeting @ Whitman Band Room

19-Apr             Junior Jazz Band Session III Begins @ Whitman Band Room

TBA                 Barnes and Noble Fundraiser @ Northgate Mall

04-May            BHS Jazz Festival @ Bellevue High School

Meet the Instructor

We are proud to have a very accomplished music teacher inspiring students in our Band and Orchestra ensembles at Whitman.

This is Mr. Orsen’s 9th year at Whitman Middle School. He received his degree in Music Education from the University of Washington. When not teaching, he enjoys playing with local bands, including the Seattle Sounders Sound Wave Marching Band and the University of Washington Alumni Band.

Alliance for Education Donation

Want to help provide exciting sheet music, registration fees for amazing festivals, shiny new mallets, or an in-tune piano? 

Make a fast and easy direct donation using the link below.  
Please earmark your donation for
Whitman Middle School Music Program

Questions about volunteering? Email the Leadership!

Join us to help support the Whitman music program!  Come to the next Friends of Whitman Music meeting. Check out the Calendar for all upcoming events & meetings.  To find out what we're doing read the FOWM Meeting minutes.

About Music at Whitman Middle School

The Whitman Music Program has grown exponentially in the past five years and is an unqualified success! This success is due to its fabulous directors and the continuing support of its parent community.

Friends of Whitman Music is committed to supporting music education and to providing all students with an opportunity to explore music at Whitman. We welcome any parents, guardians, and community members who want to join us in our efforts.

We need your parent/guardian support at Whitman! Due to continuing budgetary cut backs, the district is not able to provide adequate funding to purchase all of the necessary sheet music, supplies, and equipment necessary to support a healthy music program. Our group, through its fundraising efforts, funds the music education program at Whitman Middle School.

Each year, we have various fundraising campaigns, such as bake sales at concerts, tee shirt sales, solicitation of private/corporate donations, and seeking out sponsorship and grants. In addition to raising money, we always need volunteers to help out at concerts, photograph and video performances, chaperone field trips, and bake and sell baked goods at the concerts.

Whitman Middle School 9201 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 252-1200