Supporting the Whitman Middle School Music Program

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

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Upcoming Events


Dec 3 @ 7pm    Fall Concert 

Senior & Junior Jazz; Chamber, Intermediate, and Senior Orchestra
Dec 4 @ 7pm    Fall Concert

Intermediate, Junior, & Senior Band, University of Washington Campus Band

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 seven 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.

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