Who We Are

Our Mission

Welcome to the NWSS Music Auxiliary.

We are part of a music community supporting hundreds of students—in concert bands, jazz bands, jazz and chamber choirs, guitar classes, a string orchestra and music composition technology classes—along with teachers, parents, school administrators, music professionals and interested community members.

Students always fill the NWSS band rooms, not just to attend classes but to hang out, practice, improvise, create, problem solve, collaborate, mentor and have fun.

Extraordinary Experiences

You can experience the camaraderie among the teachers and students, see how they engage each other and express their obvious mutual respect. 

When you volunteer, you get the privilege of seeing the students thrive. Over their four years at NWSS,  they grow into positive, confident leaders and mentors. After they graduate, their love of music and the arts continues to enrich their lives and the lives of those around them.

Please Join Us!

Your support helps to keep the music department a vital, thriving and relevant part of the high school experience. We look forward to seeing you!

The NWSS Music Auxiliary meets the first Wednesday of each month (September to June) at 7:00 pm in the NWSS music room. 

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We recognize and acknowledge the Qayqayt First Nation, as well as all Coast Salish peoples, on whose traditional and unceded territories we live, we learn, we play and we do our work.

Much of the content on this website is adapted from the NWSS Music Auxiliary Guidebook, first published in 2014. We wish to thank Andrew Zavorotny, Naomi King and Kelly Proznick for photographs and the 2014 project team, Marilynn Neumann and Robyn So.