Welcome students! We're delighted that you're joining us this year. Before you embark on your musical journey, we ask that you take the time to read through the student pages on the site. You'll find important information from your instructors about the classroom, your instrument(s), and live performances.

We look forward to a great year of music!


Become a FOMAHI Volunteer in 2020-2021

Music parents, please consider joining the FOMAHI Board. Being part of the Board is a rewarding experience. We support the amazing work of HIMS music educators and their students through trip planning, concert operations, fundraising, and much more. It is actually a lot of fun and doesn't take much time.


Open Positions

  • Director of Concert Operations: Helps coordinate concert operations 3 times/year for band/choir/orchestra including delegating bake sale coordinators, audio/visual recordings, and concert programs. Attends monthly board meetings.


We would love to tell you more. If interested, please contact Christina Holden at tomchristinaholden@comcast.net or FOMAHIhelp@gmail.com



And help Hamilton kids make music!


New and returning students taking a music class or an afterschool music club (Band, Choir, Orchestra, Vocal Jazz, Sr. Jazz, Jr. Jazz) must register to support HIMS music.


No other middle school offers music enrichment like HIMS!


More than 60% of Hamilton students participate in music…but, the district pays for

less than 30% of the expenses that power this award-winning program.


That’s where we come in. We’re the Friends of Music at Hamilton International (FOMAHI), a 100 percent volunteer organization that fundraises for and supports the music program. Our volunteers book hundreds of hours annually counting instruments, prepping concerts, selling baked goods, and ensuring the directors have what they need to thrive.

  • Licensing sheet music for every student
  • Instrument repair (including tune-ups for 4 pianos) and purchase, sound system maintenance
  • Subsidizing out-of-state trips to major competitions
  • Ensemble Instruction
  • Providing scholarships for our students in need


We highly encourage all families to register this year through "Registration & Payments!" button above or by clicking here but the enrichment fee is not being collected this year. You must register to receive FOMAHI communications and we do welcome any donations to continue to support the program.


While you’re there, consider adding a tax-deductible donation. And, view the  volunteer opportunities!


Yours in music,



FOMAHI – Friends of Music at Hamilton International

PO Box 31613

Seattle, WA 98103

Registration & Payments!

Click the icon below for:
Enrichment Fee Waived - Due to Covid-19
Pay for activities & Merchandise

Music-a-Thon 2021! Thursday, Feb 6th, 2021

The Music-a-thon is FOMAHI’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Our goal is to raise at least $40,000 to support this year’s music students at Hamilton. Click here to make a donation!


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