Friday, December 9, 2016

No Instruments today

No Instruments today Friday December 9th due to late start. We will be listening to some amazing concert band music.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Congratulations on a Successful First Concert

Thank you all for your excellent performances at our first concert on November 17th.
We had 6 ensembles so it was a long evening but full of wonderful music.
Thanks to our special guests, Mr. Tanner and the Liberty Jazz Band.

Our next concert is March 7th.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

MusicFirst is ready

Music First Logins are now ready.
MusicFirst is provided to all music students by the district.
Students have their first assignment in MusicFirst and it is due on October 14th. We will be going over it in class. All students are to complete an All About Me Letter and submit it through MusicFirst. This will help me learn about all my students and make sure they are up and running on MusicFirst.

Login instructions: Go To

Student Login
User name:  first four of last name first three of first name two digit grad year followed by isd
(eg. JackLor19isd)            Lori Jackson graduates in 2019

Password:  their student id – also known as other id (I believe it’s the number on the ASB card) followed by ISD (eg. 0880736ISD)

If your last name has only three letters you only use those. If your last name has only two letters you only use those.
(eg. AnBet22isd)              Beth An graduates in 2022.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Come see Ms. Sunmark and the Federal Way Symphony this Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Click on the link below for directions and ticket information. Students 18 and under are FREE!

Ms. Sunmark is the timpanist for FWS.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Paige Balut - Flute instructor

Paige Balut is teaching flute lessons on Saturdays and will come to your home or you can opt to have your lesson at her home. She is a former Maywood and Liberty student and is now studying to be a music teacher at PLU. She is fabulous and is currently teaching some Maywood students.
Her contact information is  Or text or call 425-577-8663.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Order your Maywood Band sweatshirt now online through October 13th

You may now order your Maywood Band sweatshirt online.

7th and 8th grade band students are required to wear their band sweatshirt on field trips for recognition purposes and for school spirit. We also plan regular spirit days to wear them at school.
7th and 8th graders please order a sweatshirt if you don't have one. 
(Check with Ms. Sunmark if you need financial assistance.)

You can now request to have your name on the back. If you are putting a name on your sweatshirt please make sure it is appropriate and respectful.

6th graders may but are not required to have a Maywood Band sweatshirt.

All students ordering sweatshirts keep in mind that you want it to fit through 8th grade.

Parents and guardians are more than welcome to order a sweatshirt for themselves.

Here is the link. The order window closes on October 13th.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Band Night at Liberty football game September 23rd

Sorry for the delay in information about this Friday. 7th and 8th grade band students are invited to play with the Liberty Band this Friday, September 23 at the football game.
We will meet in the band room at 5:00 p.m. Students need their instrument and the stand tunes. We will work in sectionals and then have pizza. Pizza is being provided by PTSA. No money is necessary.
Students should wear their Maywood Band sweatshirt. If you don’t own one wear something with Maywood on it or something GREEN.
Students have the option to have a lyre and flip folder if it fits on their instrument. You can purchase these at Music and Arts or Kennelly Keys. Take your instrument with you to the store to be sure the lyre fits. You don’t have to have these as you can just look on with a high school student but if you buy one you will be using it in high school.
Maywood students will be released after half time. You may sit with your parents if they are attending the game (or you can stay with the band as long as your parents are there) otherwise you must arrange for a ride home. Half time is typically over by 8:15. Please plan to pick up your student between 8:15 and 8:30. Maywood students are not allowed to stay and roam around the stadium. Please do not leave your student waiting past 8:30. 

Email Ms. Sunmark with questions.