PHOTOS: 24th Jazz Symposium brings musicians together for fantastic day of music


MTHS’s Max Knibby solos at the MTHS Jazz Symposium.

On Saturday, Oct, MTHS hosted its 24th annual Jazz Symposium. This all-day event involved the participation of twelve schools from the Edmonds School district. The students ranged from seventh to twelfth grade.

Each band that attended performed as a whole to an audience consisting of parents, supportive students, and adjudicators. After their performances they were escorted to a room where they received a forty-minute clinic from a band official. During the clinics they worked on technique, style, and interpretation of the written rhythm.

Throughout the day, multiple students performed in small groups called combos for Michael Stagner, a judge who provided them with a short on site clinic.

The event also featured a performance from Whitworth College Jazz Ensemble, who previously made a guest appearance at Jazz Night on Thursday, Oct. 23.