The Hawkeye

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 set out individually wrapped posters in paper grocery bags on his driveway. After contactless pic...

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...

Bands arrive at “the happiest place on Earth”

Bands arrive at

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor

April 3, 2014

All four MTHS bands arrived in Anaheim, Calif. on Thursday at approximately 1 p.m. to perform a concert at the Big Thunder Jamboree Stage on Friday on April 4. The traveling party consisted of 59 band students. The Wind Ensemble will perform at 11:55 a.m., while the Jazz Ensembles' performance is sch...

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