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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...

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...

From New York to new discoveries

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.

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 that not many people do,” Pyke said. Childhood Impacts Growing up, Pyke’s family had lots ...

Terrace hosts trombonist Jiggs Whigham for jazz performance

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

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 of energy, both jazz bands fed off of the presence of Whigham, an eager audience and the growing ant...

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

Sophomore Kieran Faris soloing at the 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 classrooms were converted into Master Classes for students playing specific instruments, the band...

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 quadrant band concert. The event kicked off with sixth graders from across the edmonds school...

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

Students, staff to share their passions at tomorrow's

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 pursuits. Hosted by the MTHS Band Department, the event will begin at 7 p.m. in the MTHS band...

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 Central jazz festival in Savannah, Ga. Other band members were excited for their upcoming trip to Disneyland....

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 pioneer Eddie Palmieri as he is swinging through advanced harmony with bebop maestro ...

Chamber Winds light up the stage

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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 Bird" in unity. Darin Faul is the director of instrumental music directing the ensemble....

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 to enjoy. The tables in the HUB were decorated with holiday colors and flowers, such as poinsettias. Diff...

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