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Edmonds School District recognized for their music program

By Erin Martino, Hawkeye staff

June 8, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Music

Once again, the Edmonds School District was honored with a Best Communities for Music Education award by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM) The foundation is affiliated with the California-based non-profit organization National Association of Music Merchants. According to ...

Jazz 1 brings home honors from 23rd annual Essentially Ellington

Jazz 1 brings home honors from 23rd annual Essentially Ellington

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

May 19, 2018


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

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. They named the top-placing bands to be Newark Academy (Livingston, N.J.), Dillard Center for the A...

Jazz 1 takes Essentially Ellington stage by storm

Jazz 1 takes Essentially Ellington stage by storm

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

May 15, 2018


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

  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) on Friday, May 11. MTHS attended as one of 15 high school jazz band finalists and one of three Washi...

Jazz 1 completes first day of Essentially Ellington with pomp

Jazz 1 completes first day of Essentially Ellington with pomp

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

May 11, 2018


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

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 & Festival (Essentially Ellington). They arrived at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 10  for a ...

Jazz 1 reunites with clinician in preparation for Essentially Ellington

Jazz 1 reunites with clinician in preparation for Essentially Ellington

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

May 11, 2018


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

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) by attending a practice session in the free day before the event. Jazz 1 worked with professional ja...

Jazz ensembles boost morale with Essentially Ellington send off

By Nhung Lam, Hawkeye staff

May 6, 2018


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

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 for their trip to New York on Tuesday, May 8. The student-initiated and planned send off event was set up by j...

Jazz 1 earns standing ovation at Hot Java Cool Jazz

By Jackson Freund, Hawkeye staff

April 11, 2018


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

“It’s a night to celebrate our local high schools,” Erin Combs, Starbucks Community Partnerships Manager and announcer of the night, said. The MTHS Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) performed alongside four other high schools with a full house at the Paramount Theater in Seattle for the 23rd annual H...

Combined choirs raise their voices at Quad Concert

By Erin Martino, Hawkeye staff

March 25, 2018


Filed under A&E, Choir, Lifestyle, Music

On Thursday evening, Mar. 8, choir students from elementary and middle school grades joined the MTHS Choir in the school gym and combined their voices to perform a series of songs in the SE Choir Quad Concert. It was the students’ third and final performance that week, and they brought the same energy ...

Orchestra Quad Concert marks musical progress across grade levels

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Music, Orchestra

Coming together for the 29th annual Quad Concert, orchestras from the southeast of Edmonds School District (ESD) joined forces in the MTHS gym. On Wednesday, March 7, seven schools gathered and jammed all night to classical and rock music. Hosted by Brier Terrace Middle School (BTMS) Assistant Principal...

Performances by bands of every age at Quad Concert

By Jackson Freund, Hawkeye staff

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, Hawkeye staff

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 ...

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...

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