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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, Featured Stories, 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, Featured Stories, 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...

Jazz hosts swing dance, sendoff for Essentially Ellington

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

All jazz ensembles hosted a New York-themed swing dance on Saturday, April 29th as a fundraiser to help send off Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) to the 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival (EE) on May 10th. The HUB was adorned with lights and tables with well-known street names fr...

Pro musician Todd Williams guides Jazz 1 before Essentially Ellington next month

Pro musician Todd Williams guides Jazz 1 before Essentially Ellington next month

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Essentially Ellington, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

Each of the 15 high school finalists entered in the 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival (EE) worked alongside and learned from a professional jazz musician from New York, flying to Washington on behalf of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (LCJO). Former LCJO member Tod...

Essentially Ellington

Essentially Ellington

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Band, Ellington, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

Five long years attending daily sectionals at 6 a.m. and working with professional musicians, helped set the foundation for pushing Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) to continuously improve their music and teamwork. Their hard work came to fruition as Jazz 1 advanced as one of 15 finalists to Essentially El...

Jazz 1 opens 22nd annual Hot Java Cool Jazz, unveils student-composed song

Jazz 1 opens 22nd annual Hot Java Cool Jazz, unveils student-composed song

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Featured Stories, Jazz, Music, recent

The MTHS Jazz Ensemble 1, or more commonly known as Jazz 1, performed for a full house at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle for the 22nd annual Hot Java Cool Jazz (HJCJ) concert. The event, hosted by Starbucks and Kennelly Keys, took place on Friday, March 17 as local high school jazz bands entertained a crowd of just u...

Orchestra quad concert brings harmony, surprises

By Nhung Lam, Hawkeye staff
March 18, 2017
Filed under A&E, Music, Orchestra, recent

Orchestras across the southeastern quadrant of the Edmonds School District came together yet again for their 29th annual SE Orchestra Quad Concert. On Wednesday, March 8, the orchestras all gathered in the MTHS gym to showcase the progression through in music from 6th grade to the high school lev...

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