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Symphonic Band and Chamber Winds amaze at winter concert

By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff

January 15, 2020

Backstage on December 17, the large MTHS Symphonic Band whispered excitedly before they went on stage. “It’s our last concert of the decade,” someone quipped, probably for the hundredth time. The Winter Concert has been a fixture for music programs across the nation, and MTHS is no exception. It is...

Orchestra and choir unite for last concert of the decade

By Damaris Ibrahim, Hawkeye Staff

January 3, 2020

On Tuesday, December 17, choir and orchestra students came together for their annual winter concert. The concert was especially notable as the last one of the decade for both Terrace’s choir and orchestra.  Under the friendly gaze of the snowman behind them, the groups put on marvelous performances f...

Jazz celebrates holidays, previews things to come

By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff

December 26, 2019

Winter is perhaps the busiest time of year for the Mountlake Terrace Jazz bands. They just finished a round of clinics with esteemed musician Justin DiCioccio less than a week after coming back from a three-day retreat. Jazz 1 has begun recording for Hot Java, Cool Jazz, and they’re getting ready for a t...

Quilters: Intersectional issues through a historical lens

By Maggie O'Hara and Rachel Davis

December 23, 2019

The MTHS drama department’s first production of the 2019-2020 school year was “Quilters,” a musical based on the book “The Quilters: Women and Domestic Art” by Patricia Cooper and Norma Bradley. The musical itself was written by Molly Newman, with lyrics and music composed by Barbara Damas...

Terrace choirs carol for elderly

By Nina Otebele, Outreach Manager

December 20, 2019

“Candlelight, angel light, Firelight and starglow, Shine on his cradle 'til breaking of dawn. Gloria, gloria, in excelsis deo, Angels are singing, the Christ child is born.” So go the lyrics to “Candlelight Carol,” the final song sung by the MTHS choir at Vineyard Park at Mountlake Terrace, a qu...

Improv team draws enormous laughter at comedy night

By Casey Carpenter, Hawkeye Staff

November 19, 2019

The MTHS improv team put on an hour long performance at 7 p.m. on November 1. Run by Coach Jeannie Brzovic, the improv team generally performs without the use of scripts. “The team creates subscenes from the audience, and interacts with them in fun little games,” Brzovic said. Junior Haley Morris,...

“Curtains” closes, “Godspell” and “Quilters” return to MTHS

By Meghan Park

October 6, 2019

Vocal and dance auditions for the fall musical were from Monday, September 16 to Wednesday, September 18. However, the original musical that was auditioned for, "Curtains," will no longer be the 2019 fall musical. Instead, MTHS will be performing two separate musicals, "Godspell" and "Quilters." In ...

Favorites return and freshmen debut at Jazz Collective concert

Favorites return and freshmen debut at Jazz Collective concert

By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff

September 9, 2019

On the evening of August 29, students from the MTHS Jazz program came together for an intimate, hidden gem of a concert. The standard format, in which performers are segregated into their classes -- Jazz 1, 2 and 3-- was cast aside in favor of The Jazz Collective. Made up of a series of combos, it ...

Chea paves the way for TSA

By Nicole Francois, Online Manager

June 19, 2019

If it weren’t for his dad, senior Reiden Chea would have never come to MTHS. Chea made the decision in eighth grade to go to Edmonds-Woodway for the International Baccalaureate program, but it was his father that objected and told him about the variety of exclusive resources and opportunities that the MTHS...

A Mother’s Love: Chapter 1

By Lin Miyamoto, Hawkeye Staff

June 18, 2019

Chapter 1: “The words flew out of her mouth like bullets, ready to shoot down anything I was about to say. My ears were already numb from all her screaming, so the plate crashing into the wall just above my head didn't bother me that much. ¨See what you've done now?! You insensitive little brat...

Dragon-slaying heroine relives sister’s adventure in new play

Dragon-slaying heroine relives sister’s adventure in new play

By Theresa Van, Lifestyle Editor

June 9, 2019

The MTHS drama department did an outstanding job pulling off their production of She Kills Monsters, the last play of the school year that premiered from May 30 to June 1. The play featured a much larger cast than the drama department’s previous production, the musical Little Shop of Horrors.Dire...

Shymko steals the spotlight

Shymko steals the spotlight

By Hank Belanger

April 15, 2019

Junior Peja Shymko started exploring theater almost as early as possible: fifth grade at Madrona K-8 School. “I was really lucky to have a drama program,” she said. “My first time was great, so I’ve been doing [drama] ever since.” Madrona wasn’t all about theater, and the school...

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