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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...

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, Featured Stories, 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 ...

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...

Orchestra presents lettering, awards at year-end concert

Orchestra presents lettering, awards at year-end concert

By Meghan Park, Hawkeye staff

June 7, 2017


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Music, Orchestra

On Tuesday, June 6, Chamber Orchestra and Concert Orchestra put on their final performance for the year and said goodbye to their seniors. The concert orchestra opened with “Arabian Dreams” with sophomore violinists Taelor Ellis and Semira Beraki doing a duet. Their second song was “The Ca...

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...

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 fills Columbus Circle on day two of Essentially Ellington

Jazz fills Columbus Circle on day two of Essentially Ellington

By Harper Thomas, Reporter/Photographer

May 12, 2017


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

Columbus Circle just outside of Jazz at Lincoln Center (JLC) on the southwest corner of Central Park was filled with Essentially Ellington participants today at 10 a.m.  The parade, though effective in creating a festive atmosphere for the festival, caused a few scheduling issues for the Terrace ...

Gallery: Jazz 1’s First Day at Essentially Ellington

Gallery: Jazz 1’s First Day at Essentially Ellington

By Harper Thomas, Reporter/Photographer

May 11, 2017


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

  Visit KNKX 88.5 FM for broadcast stories on the festival and more. Watch as Jazz 1 is welcomed by the Essentially Ellington staff… ...

Jazz 1 lands in New York for Essentially Ellington

Jazz 1 lands in New York for Essentially Ellington

By Harper Thomas, Reporter/Photographer

May 11, 2017


Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Jazz, Music, News

Countless after-school rehearsals, long hours of practice, memorization, solo changes and over 7 months of class collaboration have led Jazz 1 to their performance at Essentially Ellington in New York. The 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington (EE) Competition & Festival competition at Lincoln Center in Ne...

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