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Jazz 1 finishes year with virtual Essentially Ellington

By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff 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...

Celebrating the healing power of music

Celebrating the healing power of music

By Ritika Khanal, Co-Editor-In-Chief March 10, 2020

I recently marked my 10th year of attending the Wintergrass Youth Academy at the Hyatt Hotel in Bellevue. The academy is part of the Wintergrass Festival, which is an annual bluegrass festival. Bluegrass...

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.

On a (drum) roll!

JAZZ Ensemble 1 selected to Essentially Ellington after earning top marks at Oregon jazz festival
By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff 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

By Theresa Van, Hawkeye Staff 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...

Orchestra and choir unite for last concert of the decade

By Damaris Ibrahim , Photo Editor January 4, 2020

On Tuesday, December 17, choir and orchestra students came together for their annual winter concert. The concert was especially notable as the last one of the decade for both Terrace’s choir and orchestra.  Under...

Jazz celebrates holidays, previews things to come

Terrace's celebrated jazz program performs classic holiday tunes and timeless jazz standards at Dec. 12 concert
By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff December 26, 2019

Winter is perhaps the busiest time of year for the Mountlake Terrace Jazz bands. They just finished a round of clinics with esteemed musician Justin DiCioccio less than a week after coming back from a...

Quilters: Intersectional issues through a historical lens

By Maggie O'Hara and Rachel Davis December 23, 2019

The MTHS drama department’s first production of the 2019-2020 school year was “Quilters,” a musical based on the book “The Quilters: Women and Domestic Art” by Patricia Cooper and Norma Bradley....

Terrace choirs carol for elderly

By Nina Otebele, Outreach Manager December 20, 2019

“Candlelight, angel light, Firelight and starglow, Shine on his cradle 'til breaking of dawn. Gloria, gloria, in excelsis deo, Angels are singing, the Christ child is born.” So go the lyrics to “Candlelight...

Sophomore Andrew Vinther looks out over the vast audience for his second time performing in

Jazz 1 exhilarates crowd at Hot Java, Cool Jazz

By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff April 11, 2019

The Paramount Theater has over 3,000 seats, and every March, Hot Java, Cool Jazz (HJCJ) fills all of them. Every year, elite jazz bands from five Washington high schools are invited to perform on behalf...

Choirs leave audience cheering at SE Quad Concert

By Theresa Van, Hawkeye Staff March 14, 2019

The Southeast Quad Choir Concert was held at MTHS on Thursday, March 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. The eventful night began after all the energetic kids stopped running around the Terraceum with choir director T....

The combined MTHS choirs and orchestra crescendo to a climax as the concert comes to a conclusion.

Choir and orchestra unite at winter concert

By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff January 13, 2019

For this year’s winter concert on December 18, the MTHS choirs and orchestras both showed their individual strengths, but also came together in a show of interdisciplinary camaraderie in the...

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