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Performances by bands of every age at Quad Concert

By Jackson Freund, Lifestyle Editor

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, Lifestyle Editor

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, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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,...

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

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

By Jonathan Kwong, Design Editor

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, 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, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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...

A Period Piece

A Period Piece

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Making the Decision Feminine hygiene product (FHP) dispensers are being reinstalled in girls’ bathrooms to increase their accessibility, following a decision by the staff and administration. MTHS formerly had these dispensers, which provided pads and tampons, but removed them due to vandalism on th...

“The Robber Bridegroom” musical to premiere Wednesday

By Jackson Freund, Lifestyle Editor

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, 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...

Nutcracker Concert contrasts classic, modern holiday music

Nutcracker Concert contrasts classic, modern holiday music

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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 ...

“Black Girl in Suburbia” screening sparks community dialogue on race

“Black Girl in Suburbia” screening sparks community dialogue on race

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2017


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

The Edmonds School District and City of Edmonds Diversity Commission (EDC) sponsored a screening of “Black Girl in Suburbia” in the MTHS theater on Friday, Dec. 1. The showing of the  2014 film was followed by a Q&A session and discussion about race with director Melissa Lowery, along with ...

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