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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...

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...

Orchestra quad concert brings harmony, surprises

By Nhung Lam, Hawkeye staff
March 18, 2017
Filed under A&E, Music, Orchestra, recent

Orchestras across the southeastern quadrant of the Edmonds School District came together yet again for their 29th annual SE Orchestra Quad Concert. On Wednesday, March 8, the orchestras all gathered in the MTHS gym to showcase the progression through in music from 6th grade to the high school lev...

Popular hits featured at choir quad concert

By Nolan DeGarlais, Hawkeye staff
March 14, 2017
Filed under A&E, Choir, Music, recent

School choirs of the southeast quadrant of Edmonds School District gathered to produce a lively and energetic performance. On Tuesday, March 7, Brier Elementary, Cedar Way Elementary, Hazelwood Elementary, Mountlake Terrace Elementary, Terrace Park Elementary and MTHS gathered to perform in the 29th...

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...

Terrace Idol finale crowns two 2017 winners

Terrace Idol finale crowns two 2017 winners

By Semira Beraki, Staff Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under A&E, Featured Stories, Lifestyle, Music, Terrace Idol

Five finalists were ready to give it their all in the final round of Terrace Idol held on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m in the MTHS theater. In this round, contestants had to perform two songs of their choice and bring out more energy to the stage than ever before, with their second song being perform...

Contestants advance through first and second rounds of Terrace Idol

Contestants advance through first and second rounds of Terrace Idol

By Semira Beraki, Hawkeye staff
February 23, 2017
Filed under A&E, Featured Stories, Lifestyle, Music, Terrace Idol

The annual district-wide singing competition known as Terrace Idol has brought in talented singers from around the different high schools in Edmonds School District to come and show the audience their voice at the MTHS theater. This event is organized by the MTHS 2017 Senior Class ASB as a fun...

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 ...

Terrace hosts trombonist Jiggs Whigham for jazz performance

Terrace hosts trombonist Jiggs Whigham for jazz performance

By Harper Thomas, Hawkeye Staff
November 17, 2016
Filed under Music, News

On Thursday, November 10, the Mountlake Terrace Jazz bands hosted jazz musician Jiggs Whigham who traveled from Germany to play in one of the best jazz concerts held in this school’s theater. Full of energy, both jazz bands fed off of the presence of Whigham, an eager audience and the growing ant...

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...

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