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Jazz 1 earns standing ovation at Hot Java Cool Jazz

By Jackson Freund, Hawkeye staff

April 11, 2018


Filed under A&E, Band, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

“It’s a night to celebrate our local high schools,” Erin Combs, Starbucks Community Partnerships Manager and announcer of the night, said. The MTHS Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) performed alongside four other high schools with a full house at the Paramount Theater in Seattle for the 23rd annual H...

“The Anatomy of Gray” to arrive in theater Friday

By Zoe O'Brien, Hawkeye staff

March 29, 2018


Filed under A&E, Drama, Lifestyle

“The Anatomy of Gray” put on by the MTHS Drama Department opens Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 at 7 PM in the theater. The play was written by Jim Leonard Jr. and takes place in the 1880s, touching on themes of love and overcoming loss. “The Anatomy of Gray” is a story about Gray, Indiana, a smal...

Combined choirs raise their voices at Quad Concert

By Erin Martino, Hawkeye staff

March 25, 2018


Filed under A&E, Choir, Lifestyle, Music

On Thursday evening, Mar. 8, choir students from elementary and middle school grades joined the MTHS Choir in the school gym and combined their voices to perform a series of songs in the SE Choir Quad Concert. It was the students’ third and final performance that week, and they brought the same energy ...

Orchestra Quad Concert marks musical progress across grade levels

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Music, Orchestra

Coming together for the 29th annual Quad Concert, orchestras from the southeast of Edmonds School District (ESD) joined forces in the MTHS gym. On Wednesday, March 7, seven schools gathered and jammed all night to classical and rock music. Hosted by Brier Terrace Middle School (BTMS) Assistant Principal...

Performances by bands of every age at Quad Concert

By Jackson Freund, Hawkeye staff

March 19, 2018


Filed under A&E, Band, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

On Tuesday, March 6, MTHS hosted their 29th annual band Quad Concert, consisting of sixth graders, middle schoolers, MTHS’ Symphonic Band, Chamber Winds and jazz band. The combination of the multiple grade levels led to a beautiful sequence of beginners and  experts playing different songs. It helped...

“Springish” band concert exhibits folk themed songs

By Jackson Freund, Hawkeye staff

March 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, Band, Lifestyle, Music

The MTHS band program had their “Spring” band concert on March 1 in the theater, or as band director Darin Faul called it, “The Springish Band Concert,” due to the recent cold weather. Chamber Winds and Symphonic Band started out the concert with “Cajun Folk Songs,” easing the audience into ...

Jazz 1 hits two-year streak for Essentially Ellington festival

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Essentially Ellington, Jazz

Band director Darin Faul received a phone call during the passing period before the second period Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) class on Tuesday, Feb. 13. When he saw the caller ID said New York, he “played it cool on the phone.” “I had to get them [Jazz 1] all in one place and I said, ‘We’re in,...

“The Robber Bridegroom”: A tale of laughter, heartache and lust

“The Robber Bridegroom”: A tale of laughter, heartache and lust

By Jonathan Kwong, Hawkeye staff

February 14, 2018


Filed under A&E, Drama, Lifestyle

With tears of laughter and heartache, the MTHS drama department concluded their first production of the year with a final standing ovation on Jan. 13. Written by Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman, “The Robber Bridegroom” is a Southern-style musical based off a novella based off a German fairyta...

Musicians showcase talents, prep for Solo & Ensemble

By Erin Martino, Hawkeye staff

February 7, 2018


Filed under A&E, Band, Lifestyle, Music

On the evening of Thursday, Feb. 2, members of the MTHS bands performed in front of small audiences in the music rooms in preparation for the upcoming competition. Competitions can be a source of stress, but they’re also an opportunity to enjoy the moment and appreciate the hard work of all pa...

Brass musicians to represent MTHS in statewide concerts

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under A&E, Band, Jazz, Lifestyle

Musicians in the Edmonds School District (ESD) beat the odds by being selected out of 1,000 others. But they collectively accomplished one other feat—the ESD surpassed the average number of All-State musicians per district over tenfold. Four MTHS band students joined the 2018 Washington Music Educators...

“The Robber Bridegroom” musical to premiere Wednesday

By Jackson Freund, Hawkeye staff

January 9, 2018


Filed under A&E, Drama, Lifestyle

The MTHS drama department will show off their first production of the year, “The Robber Bridegroom.” This musical will premiere in the theater from Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. and will continue every night until Saturday, Jan. 13. “The Robber Bridegroom” is an old western themed love story ...

Hawk statue dedicated by junior unveiled

By Semira Beraki, Hawkeye staff

December 26, 2017


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, STEM, TSA

MTHS celebrated the unveiling of the hawk statue in the Hub during the “Raise the Hawk” ceremony on Monday, Oct. 2. The brief ceremony revealed the sculpture of the hawk, decorated in school colors, while also honoring junior Thaddeus Merten for his hard work on the statue.   The hawk statue...

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