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

Choir and orchestra unite at winter concert

The combined MTHS choirs and orchestra crescendo to a climax as the concert comes to a conclusion.

By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff

January 13, 2019

For this year’s winter concert on December 18, the MTHS choirs and orchestras both showed their individual strengths, but also came together in a show of interdisciplinary camaraderie in the music department in a festive and upbeat display. After an introduction by choir director Thomas Sull...

Edmonds School District recognized for their music program

By Erin Martino, Hawkeye Staff

June 8, 2018

Once again, the Edmonds School District was honored with a Best Communities for Music Education award by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM) The foundation is affiliated with the California-based non-profit organization National Association of Music Merchants. According to ...

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...

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...

TK Tuesdays: Jennings – a versatile aspiring artist

Photo by TK Johnson | Hawkeye Staff

By TK Johnson

March 11, 2014

Even though spring sports are just starting up, and I'm primarily a sports writer, I decided to write something that has very little if anything to do with sports. Brandon Jennings is currently in his junior year. You may not see him that much since he is only at the school for three periods, and...

Jazz bands perform at the annual Jazz Symposium

Jazz bands perform at the annual Jazz Symposium

By Jannon Roque

October 22, 2012

The MTHS Jazz Bands performed at the annual Jazz Symposium, held at MTHS on Saturday, Oct. 20. Jazz Symposium is an annual event that MTHS hosts where schools from around Washington come together and play for clinicians and are assisted by professionals. “The Jazz Symposium is an event we put on which...

Easy Access to Music has Changed the Media Experience

By admin

June 18, 2012

Whether you’re watching television, listening to the radio, or surfing the web, there’s no escaping Gotye (pronounced GOH-tee-ay) and his monster hit single “Somebody That I Used to Know.” This song has been performed on Saturday Night Live, featured on Glee, received an enormous amount of radio...

Edmonds School District recognized by NAMM four years in a row

By Erick Yanzon

May 1, 2012

In all, 166 school districts and 10 schools out of 237 communities that submitted surveys were recognized. Edmonds School District is in its fourth year in a row that has been recognized, and it is the only Washington state school district on the list. The NAMM Foundation is a non-profit organi...

Sports and music are equal

By Peter Bowman

May 13, 2010

I’ll just come out and say it. Music is not harder than sports, and sports are not harder than music. Most musicians in this school would agree with me in saying that, a band for example, is comprised of one team trying to achieve one goal: a flawless performance. No other opponents. No fields to ...

Urban City Gig

Urban City Gig

By Navarre Kerr

September 10, 2009

Bikini baristas seem to have become the latest coffee shop craze in the Mountlake Terrace community. On the evening of August 14 however the eye-catching attraction came not from swim wear but from two guitarists who both possess the uncanny ability to entertain virtually anyone. 2009 graduate Justin Correa and senior Gabe Much pioneered what will almost certainly b...

Evolution of Music

By Megan Resler

June 1, 2009

It’s easy for this generation of students to take music for granted considering it has always been readily available to them, but this abundant freedom has not been around long; the ability to listen to music freely was only obtained a measly five generations ago. It all started in 1877, with Thomas...

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