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Pro musician Todd Williams guides Jazz 1 before Essentially Ellington next month

Pro musician Todd Williams guides Jazz 1 before Essentially Ellington next month

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Featured Stories, Jazz, Music

Each of the 15 high school finalists entered in the 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival (EE) worked alongside and learned from a professional jazz musician from New York, flying to Washington on behalf of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (LCJO). Former LCJO member Tod...

Jazz combo performs at national journalism convention

By Vivian Nowka-Keane, Online Manager
April 12, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Jazz, Lifestyle, Multimedia

MTHS jazz performers came together at the Washington State Convention Center to perform three songs before the spring Journalism Education Association (JEA) National Convention Keynote Ceremony, Thursday April 6. MTHS’ Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) was selected as finalists to participate in the 22...

Essentially Ellington

Essentially Ellington

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Band, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

Five long years attending daily sectionals at 6 a.m. and working with professional musicians, helped set the foundation for pushing Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) to continuously improve their music and teamwork. Their hard work came to fruition as Jazz 1 advanced as one of 15 finalists to Essentially El...

Jazz 1 opens 22nd annual Hot Java Cool Jazz, unveils student-composed song

Jazz 1 opens 22nd annual Hot Java Cool Jazz, unveils student-composed song

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Featured Stories, Jazz, Music, recent

The MTHS Jazz Ensemble 1, or more commonly known as Jazz 1, performed for a full house at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle for the 22nd annual Hot Java Cool Jazz (HJCJ) concert. The event, hosted by Starbucks and Kennelly Keys, took place on Friday, March 17 as local high school jazz bands entertained a crowd of just u...

Bands emphasize individuality in classical playing, free jazz at spring concert

By Praditha Halstad and Annika Prom
March 8, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Featured Stories, Music

The MTHS Symphonic Band and Chamber Winds Ensemble gathered together once again for their spring concert held Thursday, Mar. 2 in the MTHS theater. Audience seats quickly filled with friends and family of the band members, eager to see how they’ve progressed in their playing these past few months. Symphonic...

MTHS band showcases performances for Solo & Ensemble Contest

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
February 4, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Featured Stories, Music

Updated 2/14/17, 8:23 p.m. Junior Gian Neri won best in his instrument, bass clarinet, in the Solo & Ensemble Contest.  He has advanced to the state level in the Solo & Ensemble Contest. The state contest will take place in April 2017 in Ellensburg, Wash. After weeks of prepa...

Jazz bands hold concert in band room, prepares for Essentially Ellington

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Featured Stories, Music

The MTHS jazz bands experienced a change of atmosphere as they held their regular concert in the band room rather than in the theater on Thursday, Jan. 12. Due to the drama production gearing up for the upcoming musical Zombie Prom, the theater was filled with stage sets. Each piece performed by ...

Local Washington jazz bands gather for the 26th annual Jazz Symposium

Local Washington jazz bands gather for the 26th annual Jazz Symposium

By Harper Thomas, Hawkeye Staff
November 2, 2016
Filed under A&E, Band, Music

On the morning of October 29, Terrace was already full and buzzing with countless jazz students from around the district, toting their instruments and music for the 26th annual Jazz Symposium. Several classrooms were converted into Master Classes for students playing specific instruments, the band...

Band program starts up Open Mic sessions for all

Band program starts up Open Mic sessions for all

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
September 28, 2016
Filed under A&E, Band, Lifestyle, Music

The first “Open Mic” session of the year was held in the MTHS band room during PASS on Friday, Sept. 23. There will be various Open Mic events throughout the school year, hosted by band teacher Darin Faul. “[The Open Mic] is not open to just music students,” Faul said. “It’s an opportun...

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