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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...

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...

Pyke stands and solos at the Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition and Festival in New York City, where he would later lead the section to an Outstanding Award.

From New York to new discoveries

By Ciara Laney, Hawkeye Staff June 14, 2018

Senior Ethan Pyke is the lead trombone player in Jazz 1 and also a prominent student in the computer science pathway in STEM at MTHS. “I like to incorporate music and STEM together which is something...

Jiggs Whigham performs a combo with seniors Finn OHea, Andrew Sumabat, Dylon Rajah, juniors Gian Neri and Sophie Parsons and freshman Kieran Faris.

Terrace hosts trombonist Jiggs Whigham for jazz performance

By Harper Thomas, Photo Co-Editor November 17, 2016

On Thursday, November 10, the Mountlake Terrace Jazz bands hosted jazz musician Jiggs Whigham who traveled from Germany to play in one of the best jazz concerts held in this school’s theater. Full...

Sophomore Kieran Faris soloing at the Jazz Symposium.

Local Washington jazz bands gather for the 26th annual Jazz Symposium

By Harper Thomas, Photo Co-Editor November 2, 2016

On the morning of October 29, Terrace was already full and buzzing with countless jazz students from around the district, toting their instruments and music for the 26th annual Jazz Symposium. Several...

Band concert showcases southeast quadrant student talent

Band concert showcases southeast quadrant student talent

By Paxtyn Merten, News Editor May 19, 2015

Family, friends, teachers and musicians packed into the Terraceum on Thursday night as bands from MTHS, Brier Terrace Middle School (BTMS) and sixth graders from various schools performed at the southeast...

Students, staff to share their passions at tomorrows Ignite Terrace

Students, staff to share their passions at tomorrow’s “Ignite Terrace”

November 19, 2014

Modeled after previous events in Seattle and other major cities, tomorrow's first ever "Ignite Terrace" is designed to allow students and staff the opportunity to talk about their passions and professional...

Band plays sendoff to Disneyland, tribute to Jackson

Band plays sendoff to Disneyland, tribute to Jackson

By Nick Fiorillo, Editor-in-Chief April 1, 2014

It was no ordinary concert. That's for sure. It has been an exciting, intense and saddening couple of weeks for the bands at MTHS. Jazz 1 members were excited from their third place finish at Swing...

Brian Lynch joins MTHS Jazz

Brian Lynch joins MTHS Jazz

By Erick Yanzon March 11, 2013

Grammy Award-Winning Trumpet Player Brian Lynch is to visit MTHS on March 16 to perform with the MTHS Jazz Ensemble 1. Brian Lynch is as comfortable negotiating the complexities of clave with Afro-Caribbean...

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Chamber Winds light up the stage

By Erick Yanzon March 9, 2013

Chamber Winds put on a show at the Spring Band Concert on March 9. The atmosphere of the MTHS theater sparked with excitement while they played "Sleep," "Florentiner March," and "Rise of the Fire...

Jolly Old St. Nick came to town early

Jolly Old St. Nick came to town early

By Erick Yanzon December 10, 2012

The MTHS Music Boosters hosted the annual Santa Breakfast Dec. 8 in the HUB from 8 a.m. to noon. Breakfast with Santa was a performance filled with holiday music and good food for the whole family...

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