Music Program

Treble Staff With Notes.pngWhitman 2016-17 Music Concert Dates!


Winter Band Concert

7p - 8:30p


Winter Orchestra and Choir Concert

7p - 8:30p


Spring Junior Music Concert

7p- 8:30p


Spring Senior Music Concert

7p- 8:30p


Summer Band Concert

7p- 8:30p


Summer Orchestra and Choir Concert

7p- 8:30p

 The Friends of Whitman Music have their own web page. Have a question about our programs? You’ll find the answer here.

Concert Band - Joel Orsen Band Director

Joel Orsen studied music education at the University of Washington. This is his seventh year at Whitman! When not teaching, Mr. Orsen likes to write music, exercise, and spend time with his wife and cat.  Mr. Orsen is very active performing with professional and volunteer music groups, including the Seattle Sounders Soundwave Marching Band and the University of Washington Alumni Band. If you see Mr. Orsen at a game come say hi! Mr. Orsen is honored to have received the Golden Acorn for Outstanding Educator last year from the Whitman PTSA.

2016-2017 Schedule:

7:45-8:30:     Senior Jazz Band
1st Period:     Concert Band
2nd Period:    Prep
3rd Period:     Intermediate Band
4th Period:     Beginning Band
5th Period:     Symphonic Band
6th Period:     Concert Band
Mondays,        3:30-4:30: Drumline
Thursdays,      3:30-4:30: Junior Jazz Band


Orchestra - Lauren Hepburn, Orchestra & Choir

Ms Hepburn

Lauren completed her studies in music education at Central Washington University in the fall of 2011 and has been teaching in Seattle Public Schools ever since. Starting as a substitute teacher she then went to work at Broadview-Thomson K-8 teaching band and orchestra for two years and is now happily residing at Whitman. Ms. Hepburn can be seen performing with the Washington Wind Symphony, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, and playing jazz saxophone around Seattle.

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1st Period:     Prep
2nd Period:    Intermediate Orchestra
3rd Period:     Choir
4th Period:     Beginning Orchestra
5th Period:     Senior Orchestra

    7:45-8:30:     Senior Jazz Band
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