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Friends of Whitman Music

Friends of Whitman Music (FOWM)

Teachers and students in the Music Room with instruments

Whitman’s support group is called “The Friends of Whitman Music” and they can be contacted through the Friends of Whitman Music Website.

Friends of Whitman Music (FOWM) is a group of families and friends who advocate, volunteer, and raise funds for our Music Programs. We work with Ms. Gunn to support all music programs. All are welcome to attend and support Whitman musicians.

FOWM is comprised of parents, guardians, and community members who are committed to supporting music education for all Whitman students.


FOWM Meetings

The FOWM planning team meets remotely on the 2nd Wednesday of every month to discuss support activities for the Whitman Music Program. All parents/guardians are welcome to join us! For a meeting link, email us at friendsofwhitmanmiddlemusic@gmail.com

FOWM will have the first meeting on Wed, Sept 21 at 6pm. This meeting will cover what our purpose is and how we work to support our Music Programs at Whitman. We continue to meet virtually and invite you all to join. Come to find out how you can support our students and what the FOWM SY 2022-23 goals are for this school year.


Events

On October 12, Pints for a Purpose at Wheelie Pop Brewing will support FOWM! A $1 from each pint sold will benefit our music program! Plan to be there!


Concerts

  • Nov. 16, 6pm Concert Band, Intermediate Band, and Concert Orchestra
  • Dec. 8, 6pm Intro Band, Intro Orchestra, and Jazz Band

The remaining concert dates will be handed out on the first day of school. Visit the FOWM website for current updates and meeting information.


Jazz Band

Due to the delayed start, Jazz Band will start Tuesday, September 20 at 7:45 am.

Please join our Remind text service if you haven’t yet. We only have about half of people signed up. This is used for time-sensitive announcements such as morning-of cancellations of Jazz Band. It is imperative that we have 100% of families signed up for this service.

Remind for Jazz Band

We use Remind to send out updates and last minute news for the Jazz Band.


Music

student playing violin and student playing trumpet

Open to Grades: 6, 7 & 8. The music program is a big part of Whitman. Students can take band or orchestra as a full-year elective. Music classes are open to beginners as well as experienced students.

  • Play some of your favorite music and learn some new types of music! Some examples of things we’ve played this year are..
    • Theme from Mission Impossible
    • Raider’s March
    • “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Encanto
    • Music from the genres of Jazz, Fiddle, Pop, and music from other countries!
  • Orchestra
    • Violin, Viola, Cello, Upright Bass
  • Band Instruments
    • Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Percussion
      • Percussion students are required to learn both mallets and drums
      • Saxophone and Percussion students are required to. have at least one year of experience on another instrument