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  • Seniors: Graduation will be this Saturday, June 16th, 7pm, at Edmonds Stadium

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  • MTHS entered total, then modified lockdown status after rumors of a threat of violence

Jazz 1 brings home honors from 23rd annual Essentially Ellington

Jazz 1 brings home honors from 23rd annual Essentially Ellington

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

May 19, 2018


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

The judges for the 23rd annual Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival (Essentially Ellington) announced the top three performing bands on Saturday, May 12 in Rose Theater in Jazz at Lincoln Center. They named the top-placing bands to be Newark Academy (Livingston, N.J.), Dillard Center for the A...

Jazz 1 takes Essentially Ellington stage by storm

Jazz 1 takes Essentially Ellington stage by storm

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

May 15, 2018


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

  Months of practice and preparation paid off once again as Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) took center stage at the 23rd annual Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival (Essentially Ellington) on Friday, May 11. MTHS attended as one of 15 high school jazz band finalists and one of three Washi...

Jazz 1 completes first day of Essentially Ellington with pomp

Jazz 1 completes first day of Essentially Ellington with pomp

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

May 12, 2018


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

Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) spent nearly the entirety of their Thursday at Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) for a long day of preparation, balanced with lavish treatment, for the Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival (Essentially Ellington). They arrived at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 10  for a ...

Jazz 1 reunites with clinician in preparation for Essentially Ellington

Jazz 1 reunites with clinician in preparation for Essentially Ellington

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

May 11, 2018


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

Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) kept the “work hard, play hard” principle in mind for their New York trip before attending the Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival (Essentially Ellington) by attending a practice session in the free day before the event. Jazz 1 worked with professional ja...

Jazz ensembles boost morale with Essentially Ellington send off

By Nhung Lam, Hawkeye staff

May 6, 2018


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

The MTHS jazz ensembles hosted a send off event for Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) on Saturday, May 5th to the 23rd annual Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival (EE) on May 10-12. Jazz 1 will leave for their trip to New York on Tuesday, May 8. The student-initiated and planned send off event was set up by j...

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...

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...

Jazz 1 hits two-year streak for Essentially Ellington festival

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under A&E, Band, 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,...

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...

Nutcracker Concert contrasts classic, modern holiday music

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 c...

Santa Breakfast builds community through holiday spirit

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

December 10, 2017


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

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