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Jazz 1 finishes year with virtual Essentially Ellington

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...

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.
JAZZ Ensemble 1 selected to Essentially Ellington after earning top marks at Oregon jazz festival
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...

Symphonic Band and Chamber Winds amaze at winter concert

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...

Jazz celebrates holidays, previews things to come

Terrace's celebrated jazz program performs classic holiday tunes and timeless jazz standards at Dec. 12 concert
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...

MTHS Students Participate In Global Climate Strike

Students demonstrating on 44th Ave during the Global Climate Strike. The signs were designed by the students before the protest began at noon.
September 29, 2019

At 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 20, a group of nine students and three teachers sign-waved to build support for action against climate change outside the school along 44th Ave W. The group was led by...

Favorites return and freshmen debut at Jazz Collective concert

Freshmen Seth Meyers, Sage Jennings and Jane Bradley watch as Matt Williams takes a piano solo during “Cousin Mary”.
September 9, 2019

On the evening of August 29, students from the MTHS Jazz program came together for an intimate, hidden gem of a concert. The standard format, in which performers are segregated into their classes --...

Terrace jazz stuns at the Oregon Jazz Festival

February 12, 2019

Many Mountlake Terrace jazz students were not in a good mood on Saturday, Jan. 26. The day prior, they had to get up early and leave the school at 7:30 a.m. to take a seven and a half hour trip to the...

Band concert showcases southeast quadrant student talent

Band concert showcases southeast quadrant student talent
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...

Hot Java Cool Jazz performance earns standing ovation

Jacob Krieger performing a solo in a song titled
March 24, 2015

Hot Java Cool Jazz sold out the Paramount Theatre last Friday, with more than 3,000 people in attendance. This marked the 20th annual celebration of the event and featured performances by MTHS Jazz...

Final band concert is a night of goodbyes for seniors

June 21, 2012

As the year is getting wrapped up, so is band as the school’s instrumentalists had their final concert and Award Ceremony on Thursday, June 7. To open the night, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble played...

Essentially Unprecedented

Essentially Unprecedented
March 22, 2012

Prior to a rehearsal on Feb. 21, band director Darin Faul announced to the Jazz Ensemble 1 members that they had been selected to perform in New York City for the annual Essentially Ellington High School...

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