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Sit in with Jazz 1 at Essentially Ellington – a 360° experience

Sit in with Jazz 1 at Essentially Ellington – a 360° experience

By Praditha Halstad, Reporter/Videographer

May 23, 2017


Filed under A&E, Ellington, Featured Stories

Thanks to some nifty coordination between the Hawkeye and the trombone section of Jazz 1, now  you, too, can sit in with the band as they perform at the Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Look around. Check out the other sections. Take direction...

Outstanding soloist awards revealed at 22nd annual Essentially Ellington final concert

Outstanding soloist awards revealed at 22nd annual Essentially Ellington final concert

By Praditha Halstad and Harper Thomas

May 13, 2017


Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Essentially Ellington, Feature, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

The 22nd annual Essentially Ellington festival comes to a close, with MTHS finishing strong and proud. The top three placing bands were announced at 4 p.m. EST. These include Dillard Center for the Arts (Fla.), Tucson Jazz Institute (Ariz.) and Denver School of Arts (Colo.). All five judges ...

Jazz fills Columbus Circle on day two of Essentially Ellington

Jazz fills Columbus Circle on day two of Essentially Ellington

By Harper Thomas, Reporter/Photographer

May 12, 2017


Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Essentially Ellington, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

Columbus Circle just outside of Jazz at Lincoln Center (JLC) on the southwest corner of Central Park was filled with Essentially Ellington participants today at 10 a.m.  The parade, though effective in creating a festive atmosphere for the festival, caused a few scheduling issues for the Terrace ...

Gallery: Jazz 1’s First Day at Essentially Ellington

Gallery: Jazz 1’s First Day at Essentially Ellington

By Harper Thomas, Reporter/Photographer

May 11, 2017


Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Essentially Ellington, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

  Visit KNKX 88.5 FM for broadcast stories on the festival and more. Watch as Jazz 1 is welcomed by the Essentially Ellington staff… ...

Jazz 1 lands in New York for Essentially Ellington

Jazz 1 lands in New York for Essentially Ellington

By Harper Thomas, Reporter/Photographer

May 11, 2017


Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Jazz, Music, News

Countless after-school rehearsals, long hours of practice, memorization, solo changes and over 7 months of class collaboration have led Jazz 1 to their performance at Essentially Ellington in New York. The 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington (EE) Competition & Festival competition at Lincoln Center in Ne...

Jazz hosts swing dance, sendoff for Essentially Ellington

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

All jazz ensembles hosted a New York-themed swing dance on Saturday, April 29th as a fundraiser to help send off Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) to the 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival (EE) on May 10th. The HUB was adorned with lights and tables with well-known street names fr...

Pro musician Todd Williams guides Jazz 1 before Essentially Ellington next month

Pro musician Todd Williams guides Jazz 1 before Essentially Ellington next month

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Essentially Ellington, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

Each of the 15 high school finalists entered in the 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival (EE) worked alongside and learned from a professional jazz musician from New York, flying to Washington on behalf of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (LCJO). Former LCJO member Tod...

Jazz combo performs at national journalism convention

By Vivian Nowka-Keane, Online Manager

April 12, 2017


Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Jazz, Lifestyle, Multimedia

MTHS jazz performers came together at the Washington State Convention Center to perform three songs before the spring Journalism Education Association (JEA) National Convention Keynote Ceremony, Thursday April 6. MTHS’ Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) was selected as finalists to participate in the 22...

Essentially Ellington

Essentially Ellington

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under Band, Ellington, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

Five long years attending daily sectionals at 6 a.m. and working with professional musicians, helped set the foundation for pushing Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) to continuously improve their music and teamwork. Their hard work came to fruition as Jazz 1 advanced as one of 15 finalists to Essentially El...

Essentially Unprecedented

Essentially Unprecedented

By Lauren Krienke

March 22, 2012


Filed under A&E, News, School News

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 Jazz Band Competition and Festival. Hearing the news put the students into complete shock. “When...

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