This Spring, Whitman’s Senior Band, Senior Jazz Band, and Senior Orchestra students will have an opportunity to attend the Music in the Parks Festival in Coeur D’Alene, ID. This is a two-night trip where students will perform and compete against other ensembles around the region. The students will perform in the morning and then spend the rest of the day at Silverwood Theme Park. The trip takes place from May 31-June 2nd.
We kindly ask families to get involved with our Holiday Wreath & Garland Fundraiser. This has been a proven success in years past and can significantly offset travel costs for each student. Costs are not final, but can reach over $300 per student without any fundraising. We challenge you to reach out to friends, family, and neighbors. The top 10 sellers will be awarded a prize!
22-Oct Friends of Whitman Music
19-Nov Friends of Whitman Music
19-20-Nov Wreath Delivery
04-Dec Winter Concert
17-Dec Friends of Whitman Music
28-Jan Friends of Whitman Music
25-Feb Friends of Whitman Music
05-March Spring Concert
08-March Whitman Band Festival
18-March Friends of Whitman Music
15-Apr Friends of Whitman Music
20-May Friends of Whitman Music
04-June Summer Concert
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.
Please earmark your donation for:
Whitman Middle School Music Program.
About Music at Whitman Middle School
The Whitman Music Program has grown exponentially in the past six years and is an unqualified success! This success is due to its fabulous director 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.
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.