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Nutcracker Concert contrasts classic, modern holiday music

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

December 16, 2017


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

Chamber Winds juxtaposed Tchaikovsky’s romantic take of “The Nutcracker” with Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) playing Duke Ellington’s modern jazz reinvention of the ballet’s soundtrack on Thursday, Dec. 14. While band director Darin Faul said he had no plans to hold the biennial Nutcracker concert...

Santa Breakfast builds community through holiday spirit

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

December 10, 2017


Filed under A&E, Band, Choir, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music, Op/Ed, Orchestra

Festooned with paper snowflakes, the HUB was filled with Christmas hats and nonstop music performances for the 16th annual Santa Breakfast event on Saturday, Dec. 9. The concert orchestra set off the festivities activities with their performance, later switching out with the chamber orchestra, as ...

Band ensembles join for first full concert

By Jackson Freund, Hawkeye staff

December 6, 2017


Filed under A&E, Band, Jazz, Lifestyle

The MTHS concert band, starting with the MTHS jazz ensembles, kicked off the first full band concert of the year on Thursday, Nov. 9. The full band started off with the song “In Heaven’s Earth” calming the audience, only to start the next song “Kentucky 1800,” waking the audience from the lul...

At the heart of jazz

By Semira Beraki, Hawkeye staff

November 27, 2017


Filed under A&E, Band, Jazz, Lifestyle

Jazz musicians from all around Washington gathered for the 27th annual MTHS Jazz Symposium on Saturday, Oct. 28. This educational music event allowed jazz students to perform and share their music in various performances. From small combos to big band groups, the symposium featured a variety of experienc...

Community gathers for ninth annual school district 5K

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Band, Lifestyle, The425

A herd of almost 800 runners, including dogs and babies, raced to the finish in the ninth annual Celebrate Schools 5K for the Foundation for the Edmonds School District. They gathered outside of the Loews Theater at Alderwood Mall on Saturday morning and took off on their journey at 8 a.m. The F...

Tamir Hendelman Trio share outcome of MTHS jazz collaboration

Tamir Hendelman Trio share outcome of MTHS jazz collaboration

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

October 9, 2017


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

The jazz program kicked off their first jazz night of the school year featuring the Tamir Hendelman Trio, a well-known jazz rhythm section. After working with the band on Monday, Sept. 25, pianist Tamir Hendelman, bassist Alex Frank and drummer Dean Koba performed with them the following night. Prio...

Jazz 1 starts year with annual company picnic performance

Jazz 1 starts year with annual company picnic performance

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

September 10, 2017


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

Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) put their new lineup to the test at a performance at the annual Harsin Wealth Management company picnic at Edmonds City Park on Saturday, Sept. 9. The band showcased an assortment of genres, such as ballads and standard style Latin swing. Simultaneously, a girl’s fifth birth...

Summer Music School concert displays many facets of performing arts

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

July 21, 2017


Filed under A&E, Band, Choir, Featured Stories, Lifestyle, Music, Orchestra

The annual Summer Music School (SMS) program put on an evening concert full of improv and various styles Tuesday night in the gym. SMS is a three-week long workshop headed by the Edmonds School District that promotes and teaches visual and performing arts to students. Jazz 2 started off the night with “Sunny Moon for Two...

Jazz, alumni band conclude school year at Jazz Alley

Jazz, alumni band conclude school year at Jazz Alley

By Praditha Halstad, Hawkeye staff

June 6, 2017


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

The MTHS Jazz Ensembles broke out their instruments one last time this school year at their end of the year concert, which took place at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Downtown Seattle on Wednesday, May 31. Before the show started, a Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) combo went up onstage and played two o...

Renowned trumpeter collaborates in concert with jazz bands

Renowned trumpeter collaborates in concert with jazz bands

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

May 25, 2017


Filed under A&E, Band, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle

Professional trumpet player Terell Stafford led a clinic with the three jazz bands, later joining them for a concert on Monday. Stafford is currently the Program Director of Jazz Studies at the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University. Jazz Ensemble 2 (Jazz 2) started off the ...

Outstanding soloist awards revealed at 22nd annual Essentially Ellington final concert

Outstanding soloist awards revealed at 22nd annual Essentially Ellington final concert

By Praditha Halstad and Harper Thomas

May 13, 2017


Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Essentially Ellington, Feature, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

The 22nd annual Essentially Ellington festival comes to a close, with MTHS finishing strong and proud. The top three placing bands were announced at 4 p.m. EST. These include Dillard Center for the Arts (Fla.), Tucson Jazz Institute (Ariz.) and Denver School of Arts (Colo.). All five judges ...

Jazz 1 performs at Essentially Ellington

Jazz 1 performs at Essentially Ellington

By Praditha Halstad, Hawkeye staff

May 13, 2017


Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Essentially Ellington, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle

Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) continued their journey in New York with their performance on the third and final day of the 22nd annual Essentially Ellington competition. They filled Rose Hall with music in Jazz at Lincoln Center (JLC) around 11:15 (EST) this morning. In this section of the competition...

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