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Symphonic Band and Chamber Winds amaze at winter concert

By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff

January 15, 2020

Backstage on December 17, the large MTHS Symphonic Band whispered excitedly before they went on stage. “It’s our last concert of the decade,” someone quipped, probably for the hundredth time. The Winter Concert has been a fixture for music programs across the nation, and MTHS is no exception. It is...

“Springish” band concert exhibits folk themed songs

By Jackson Freund, Lifestyle Editor

March 12, 2018

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 ...

Brass musicians to represent MTHS in statewide concerts

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2018

Musicians in the Edmonds School District (ESD) beat the odds by being selected out of 1,000 others. But they collectively accomplished one other feat—the ESD surpassed the average number of All-State musicians per district over tenfold. Four MTHS band students joined the 2018 Washington Music Educators...

Nutcracker Concert contrasts classic, modern holiday music

Mr. Darin Faul conducts his band.

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2017

Chamber Winds juxtaposed Tchaikovsky’s romantic take of “The Nutcracker” with Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) playing Duke Ellington’s modern jazz reinvention of the ballet’s soundtrack on Thursday, Dec. 14. While band director Darin Faul said he had no plans to hold the biennial Nutcracker c...

Band ensembles join for first full concert

By Jackson Freund, Lifestyle Editor

December 6, 2017

The MTHS concert band, starting with the MTHS jazz ensembles, kicked off the first full band concert of the year on Thursday, Nov. 9. The full band started off with the song “In Heaven’s Earth” calming the audience, only to start the next song “Kentucky 1800,” waking the audience from the lul...

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....

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