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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 set out individually wrapped posters in paper grocery bags on his driveway. After contactless pic...

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 lovers from all over the nation gather in Bellevue for the weekend to play music together and enjo...

On a (drum) roll!

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.

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 and George Colligan on piano. The former Jazz at Lincoln Center lead trumpet’s quartet was midway...

Jazz 1 on the road to prestigious festival

Jazz 1 on the road to prestigious festival

By Theresa Van, Business Manager

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 City. The group was informed on Feb. 12. Essentially Ellington is an event held each year duri...

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 the friendly gaze of the snowman behind them, the groups put on marvelous performances f...

Jazz celebrates holidays, previews things to come

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 three-day retreat. Jazz 1 has begun recording for Hot Java, Cool Jazz, and they’re getting ready for a t...

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. The musical itself was written by Molly Newman, with lyrics and music composed by Barbara Damas...

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 Carol,” the final song sung by the MTHS choir at Vineyard Park at Mountlake Terrace, a qu...

Jazz 1 exhilarates crowd at Hot Java, Cool Jazz

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

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 of Starbucks for a night filled with the very things the event is named after. On March 15, MTHS’ very own Jazz Ensemble 1 was one such band. With an interior decorated in Beaux Arts style, the Baroque furnishings contrasted with the percolating caffeine and the modern guests who mille...

Choirs leave audience cheering at SE Quad Concert

By Theresa Van, Business Manager

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. J. Sullivan giving a small introduction about himself, the different choirs present and the quad con...

Choir and orchestra unite at winter concert

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

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 music department in a festive and upbeat display. After an introduction by choir director Thomas Sull...

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