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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...

Jazz 1 on the road to prestigious festival

Jazz 1 on the road to prestigious festival
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...

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...

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.
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...

Band ensembles join for first full concert

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”...

Inslee visits MTHS STEM, jazz, journalism

Inslee visits MTHS STEM, jazz, journalism
May 1, 2017

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee visited MTHS Friday, at about 1:45 p.m. He first arrived in the STEM hallway as seniors Elizabeth Jurgensen and Natu Abraham were his tour guides during the visit....

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.
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...

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

Sophomore Kieran Faris soloing at the Jazz Symposium.
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...

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival 2010

Jazz one performs at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.
March 15, 2010

During the past weekend, in the small town of Moscow, Idaho, the 43rd Annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival brought together several thousand people to celebrate the musical magic of jazz. Thursday morning...

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