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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...

Jazz celebrates holidays, previews things to come

Terrace's celebrated jazz program performs classic holiday tunes and timeless jazz standards at Dec. 12 concert
By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff 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...

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

Favorites return and freshmen debut at Jazz Collective concert

By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff 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

By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff 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...

The saxophone section incorporates DiCioccios advice to find more balance in their playing.

Jazz 1 reunites with clinician in preparation for Essentially Ellington

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 11, 2018

Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) kept the “work hard, play hard” principle in mind for their New York trip before attending the Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival (Essentially Ellington)...

Jazz 1 earns standing ovation at Hot Java Cool Jazz

By Jackson Freund, Lifestyle Editor April 11, 2018

“It’s a night to celebrate our local high schools,” Erin Combs, Starbucks Community Partnerships Manager and announcer of the night, said. The MTHS Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) performed alongside...

Jazz 1 hits two-year streak for Essentially Ellington festival

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 14, 2018

Band director Darin Faul received a phone call during the passing period before the second period Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1) class on Tuesday, Feb. 13. When he saw the caller ID said New York, he “played...

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...

Mr. Darin Faul conducts his band.

Nutcracker Concert contrasts classic, modern holiday music

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,...

The Tamir Hendelman Trio takes on the Terrace stage after an hour of playing with Jazz 1 and Jazz 2. The trio played a variety of songs picked from Hendelmens albums Destinations and Playground.

Tamir Hendelman Trio share outcome of MTHS jazz collaboration

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 9, 2017

The jazz program kicked off their first jazz night of the school year featuring the Tamir Hendelman Trio, a well-known jazz rhythm section. After working with the band on Monday, Sept. 25, pianist...

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