Welcome to the MVMS Instrumental Music Page!


Dear Band Parents and Students,

We have a fun, event-filled spring coming up! Please see below for our upcoming schedule, keeping in mind that not all students are in the groups that have an event:

  • FRIDAY night, May 18--Jazz Night! 
    •  Jazz students stay after school, and take a TSD bus to Tahoma HS. We will listen to our guest artist, Mr. Darren Motamedy and rehearse until 3:15. Students need to be picked up from the main parking lot off of 169 (and Tahoma Way) between 3:15-4:00 pm. Arrive back at THS at 6:15 that evening for our night concert.

  • Tuesday, May 22--Final band concert (ALL band students).
    • Please arrive at 6:30, concert will begin at 7:00 pm. Dress is the same as our winter concert: Beginning band in band polos, nice jeans and tennis shoes; Intermediate band in band polos and black pants/skirt and socks/shoes; Advanced band in nice black and white dress clothes.

  • Parade Rehearsals: All rehearsals run from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
    • Wednesday, 5/16 @ STMS
    • Thursday, 5/24 @ MVMS
    • Tuesday, 5/29 @ STMS
    • Friday, 6/8 @ MVMS
       Percussionists playing drums need to take their drum home and bring it to rehearsal themselves.

  • MVMS Orchestra Concert!
    • Thursday, May 31, 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. Please arrive at 6:15 for tuning and warm up. Dress is white and black, boys in button up shirts with a collar.

  • Saturday, June 9--Maple Valley Days Parade! This will be geared for the Advanced Band, due to the difficulty of the music and the fact that we are combining with the STMS Advanced Band. I may be able to have other interested kids involved, but they will need to audition with me.

  • Wednesday, June 13--MVMS Awards Night. The Jazz Band will provide entertainment beginning at 6:00 pm, ending at 6:30. Please arrive by 5:40. Students who are not receiving an award may leave as soon as we are done.

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Thank you,

Paul Johnson