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    Whitman 2019-20 Music Concert Dates!

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    Dec 3, 7pm
    : Senior Jazz, Junior Jazz, Chamber Orchestra, Intermediate Orchestra, Senior Orchestra.
    Dec 4, 7pm: Intermediate Band, Junior Band, Senior Band, University of Washington Campus Band!
    March 3, 6:30pm: All Whitman Music Groups
    June 2, 6:30pm: All Whitman Music Groups

    The Whitman Music Program is a comprehensive, award-winning program that is designed to prepare students to succeed in high school level ensembles. The program has two jazz bands, three concert bands, two string orchestras, and an after school drumline. Roughly one-third of Whitman’s population is an a musical ensemble. Whitman’s top ensembles consistently receive “Superior” ratings and “Best Overall” distinctions at regional festivals and competitions.

    Whitman's support group is called "The Friends of Whitman Music" and they can be contacted through their own web page. Have a question about our programs, you’ll find the answer here?

    Joel Orsen - Band and Orchestra Director

    Joel Orsen studied music education at the University of Washington. This is his 11th 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 Sound Wave Marching Band and the University of Washington Alumni Band. If you see Mr. Orsen at a game come say Hi! Mr. Orsen is a recipient of the Golden Acorn for Outstanding Educator from the Whitman PTSA in 2015.

    2019-2020 Schedule

    8:15-8:45/Advisory: Senior Jazz Band
    1st Period: Senior Band 
    2nd Period: Intermediate Band PREP
    3rd Period: Intermediate Orchestra
    4th Period: Senior Orchestra
    5th Period: PREP
    6th Period: Junior Band
    Mondays: 4p- 5p: Drumline
    Thursdays: 4p-5p: Junior Jazz Band