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Jazz 1 finishes year with virtual Essentially Ellington

June 24, 2020

In mid-May, the posters for Essentially Ellington arrived from New York, all shipped to the home of sophomore Jazz 1 trumpeter Eli Faris. Throughout the day, band members or their parents arrived as Faris...

On a (drum) roll!

The MTHS Jazz 1 brass section looks on as senior Solomon Plourd plays a thick, blues-laden solo during the final concert of the University of Oregon Jazz Festival.
JAZZ Ensemble 1 selected to Essentially Ellington after earning top marks at Oregon jazz festival
March 5, 2020

After 300 miles on the road, senior jazz 2 pianist Lindee Cutler and I joined the rest of the band halfway through featured artist Sean Jones’ set, with drummer Chris Brown, bassist Dave Captein...

Jazz 1 on the road to prestigious festival

Jazz 1 on the road to prestigious festival
March 2, 2020

Terrace’s Jazz Ensemble 1 has once again been selected to participate in the 25th annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival hosted by Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York...

Jazz 1 brings home honors from 23rd annual Essentially Ellington

Jazz 1 poses for a group shot in Times Square the night of arriving in New York.
May 19, 2018

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....

Jazz 1 takes Essentially Ellington stage by storm

Jazz 1 takes Essentially Ellington stage by storm
May 15, 2018

  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)...

Jazz 1 completes first day of Essentially Ellington with pomp

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trumpet player Kenny Rampton gives the band advice on saving their power for the stage.
May 11, 2018

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...

Jazz 1 reunites with clinician in preparation for Essentially Ellington

The saxophone section incorporates DiCioccio's advice to find more balance in their playing.
May 11, 2018

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)...

Jazz ensembles boost morale with Essentially Ellington send off

May 6, 2018

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...

Jazz 1 hits two-year streak for Essentially Ellington festival

February 14, 2018

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...

Sit in with Jazz 1 at Essentially Ellington – a 360° experience

Sit in with Jazz 1 at Essentially Ellington – a 360° experience
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May 23, 2017

Thanks to some nifty coordination between the Hawkeye and the trombone section of Jazz 1, now  you, too, can sit in with the band as they perform at the Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival at Jazz at...

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

At the end of the final ceremony, Jazz 1 poses together for a group shot outside of the auditorium.
May 13, 2017

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...

Jazz 1 performs at Essentially Ellington

Previous MTHS mentor Justin DiCiocco watches MTHS from the back of the theater as they play
May 13, 2017

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...

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