2016-2017 in Photos
Concerts, Concerts and More Concerts!
Orchestra Begins at Home - Engaging 5th Grade Parents on Curriculum Night
Disney & Dessert - Team O's Only Fun-draiser of the Year!
Enrichment Brings New Music Genres, Opportunities and Professional Musicians to Students
Violin Rocks! Geoffrey Castle leads workshops over 2 days with all classes, from 5th to 12th grades
A pioneer on the electric six-string violin who challenges people's pre-conceived notions of what is possible on a violin, Geoffrey weaves old school R&B, funk, jazz, blues, and gospel with traditional Celtic melodies into his music. He performed for students, and talked about alternative paths in music for students, either as a performer or as a supplement to their professional career.
High School Orchestra Students go on Performance Tour, and Win BIG!
The Mercer Island High School Orchestra traveled to Vancouver, Canada to compete in the WorldStrides’ Heritage Festival and participate in orchestra clinics on-site as well at Western Washington University's Music Department. The orchestra students came home with two of the top awards: Gold-First Place for a full orchestra in its school division and one of only 4 Adjudicator’s Awards, singling the orchestra out for tonality and interpretation. Additionally, Nathan Wacker, bass player and graduating senior, won the (only) Ovation Award for his dedication to his music, school and community.