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Orchestra and choir unite for last concert of the decade

By Damaris Ibrahim, Hawkeye Staff

January 3, 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

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 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, Lifestyle Editor

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

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

Ari Hoenig Trio returns for a night of rhythm

Ari Hoenig Trio returns for a night of rhythm

By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff

December 8, 2018

The MTHS theater hosted drummer Ari Hoenig and his trio, featuring pianist Nitai Hershovits and bassist Or Bareket, for the second time on December 4. The night began for jazz students right after school ended, where they reported for rehearsal with Hoenig, Hershovits and Bareket to parse out how ex...

Edmonds School District recognized for their music program

By Erin Martino, Hawkeye Staff

June 8, 2018

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, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2018

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, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2018

  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, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2018

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 ...

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