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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.

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 and George Colligan on piano. The former Jazz at Lincoln Center lead trumpet’s quartet was midway...

Jazz 1 on the road to prestigious festival

Jazz 1 on the road to prestigious festival

By Theresa Van, Lifestyle Editor

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 City. The group was informed on Feb. 12. Essentially Ellington is an event held each year duri...

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”.

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 -- Jazz 1, 2 and 3-- was cast aside in favor of The Jazz Collective. Made up of a series of combos, it ...

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 University of Oregon in Eugene. They stopped for lunch in Vancouver, and were  pretty sure that jun...

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.

By Ciara Laney, Hawkeye Staff

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 that not many people do,” Pyke said. Childhood Impacts Growing up, Pyke’s family had lots ...

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...

Inslee visits MTHS STEM, jazz, journalism

Inslee visits MTHS STEM, jazz, journalism

By Samantha Svikel, Op-Ed Editor

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. His first presentation introduced the STEM program and the pathways that are included. Engine...

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.

By Harper Thomas, Photo Co-Editor

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 of energy, both jazz bands fed off of the presence of Whigham, an eager audience and the growing ant...

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

Sophomore Kieran Faris soloing at the Jazz Symposium.

By Harper Thomas, Photo Co-Editor

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 classrooms were converted into Master Classes for students playing specific instruments, the band...

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival 2010

Jazz one performs at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.

By Navarre Kerr

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 Dynamics, Accents, and Jazz Ensembles I and II took the 7-hour bus ride across Washington and sacrificed two days of school in order to demonst...

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