March is big with the sounds of music

Something for everybody: all music students performing at their respective Quad concerts, plus an auction, jazz in Seattle, and tacos!

BAND & JAZZ – March 1 – Winter concert for all Concert bands – 7 PM (MTHS Theater)

BAND – March 6 – Band Quad Concert @ 7 pm (MTHS Gym)

ORCHESTRA – March 7 – Orchestra Quad Concert @ 7 pm (MTHS Gym)

CHOIR – March 8 – Choir Quad Concert @ 7 pm (MTHS)

AUCTION – March 10 Building Bridges Auction @ 5 pm (Lynnwood Conference Center)

BOOSTERS – March 13 – Monthly Meeting @ 7-8:30 pm (MTHS Library) Doors open 6:30

BAND – March 15 – SnoKing Band Festival (Edmonds Center for the Arts)

ORCHESTRA – March 20 – SnoKing Orchestra Festival (Edmonds Center for the Arts)

FUNDRAISER – March 27Chiplote Taco Tuesday Fund Raiser 4 pm – 8 pm (Chiplote on 196th). Order food at tell them your supporting MTHS Music Boosters.

JAZZ – March 30Hot Java Cool Jazz concert @ 7 pm (Paramount Theatre/Seattle)

Please sign-up for March volunteer opportunities

SignUpGeniusParents & Guardians & Friends: We need help with concerts, trips, plus a way to earn a free ticket to Hot Java Cool Jazz. Please check up SignUpGenius now. There’s two Band concerts in March, and two trips needing chaperones: a day trip to Central Washington University or a day at Edmond Center for Arts. We do need one backstage person for Hot Java Cool Jazz to hang out and keep watch over the instruments. We will provide a free ticket for them.

SignUpGenius is linked above in tabs of this site or just tap here.

Buy your Hot Java Cool Jazz tickets this week (Updated)

Update: 10:45 am Saturday. Only 1 ticket left at MLT Starbucks. See below for other ways to purchase tickets. All tickets are general admission.

Starbucks’s Hot Java Cool Jazz is at the Paramount Theater on Friday, March 30 featuring 5 high school jazz bands.  MTHS has participated in all but one of these events in the over 23 years of existence.

This is a HUGE fundraiser for our jazz program.  We consistently bring in over $10K with 100% of the proceeds from the tickets we sell comes back to the program.  It’s a sellout every year. Get tickets this way:

  1. Download this form and return it to black box in the band room by Wednesday, February 14. EXPIRED
  2. Buy tickets at our local Starbucks (the one in the QFC parking lot on 44th) starting Friday, February 16. We get 100% of tickets sold here, only 20% of those sold at box office.   SOLD OUT ON SATURDAY 
  3. You can purchase tickets online at Ticketmaster. All tickets are general admission. MLT Music gets 20% of all online sales funds.


Join us on March 30 and enjoy music from 5 great high school jazz programs:  Ballard, Garfield, Mount Si, Roosevelt and your own Mountlake Terrace. More at:



Taco Tuesday at Chipotle on 3/27 raises money for Boosters

Get ready for donate the most delicious way possible: by ordering Chiplote’s (on 196th) on Tuesday, March 3/27. Just mention you’re supporting MTHS Boosters when you dine or pick-up food to go from 4-8 pm and the Boosters get 50% of the proceeds. Spread the word and bring your family, friends, even the whole neighborhood. Note: online orders do not count for this fundraiser.Chiplote

PS: You can spread the word on your Facebook feed here.

Playing into February

5c8a0246-copySeveral events and some travel, plus solo and state competitions this month.

BAND & JAZZ – February 1 – Solo & Ensemble Performance Tea – 7 pm (MTHS Band Rooms)

EVENT – February 3 – District Solo & Ensemble Contest – all day (Lynnwood HS)

BOOSTERS – February 8 – Monthly Meeting @ 7-8:30 pm (MTHS Library) Doors open 6:30

STATE – Feb 16-18 – High School All-State Band, Choir, Orchestra Concerts & Events (Yakima)

JAZZ – Feb 22 – 25 – Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival (University of Idaho)

BAND & JAZZ – March 1 – Winter concert for all Concert and Jazz bands – 7 PM (MTHS Theater)

Boosters Auction March 10th: Procure items, Go, Volunteer, Create a Basket

Auction womanFor the second year, MTHS Bands are sharing the stage with MTHS Sports and MTHS PTSA for the Building Bridges auction at the Lynnwood Conference Center on March 10. Here’s what you can do now.

Procure! Help us be successful this year by procuring items for the auction. Many companies offer gift certificates and other items just for the asking (check their websites too). You’ll need a donation form and some folks may want to see our welcome letter explaining who we are. Download both here:

Create a basket!  Last year, Band, Jazz 1 and Jazz 2 created really great baskets to auction off…and they were very successful.  We are looking for several folks to agree to organize and put together baskets again this year. It would be great to have at least 2 baskets from each group.  Download our 2018 Package Form (Fillable).

Go!! Tickets are $55, includes a meal, a comedian, no host bar, and both live and silent auction, proceeds go to music and sports boosters clubs at MTHS.  You can buy a table and get 10 folks to go. Buy tickets at the Auction website.

Volunteer!  We need folks to work at the auction…selling tickets, checking people in, etc.  In the past these volunteers received free entry to the auction and a meal. Contact our rep, Cori Lewis or any questions about the auction.

Want to help sponsor the auction or know a company that might? Download our MTHS Sponsorship Opportunities.


Jazz news: clinic & Hot Java update

Note: Lots of Band info in Mr. Faul’s newsletter mailed out last Thursday.

The Jazz Clinic with Justin DiCioccio has been rescheduled for Sunday, Jan 7 & Monday, Jan 8. after school:
Jazz 1 – 6:30 – 8:30 (or so)  |   
Monday:  Jazz 2 – 2:00 – 3:30 (or so), Jazz 1- 5:30 – 8:30

MTHS Jazz has been picked, again, to be one of five high school ensembles to appear at Starbucks Hot Java Cool Jazz concert in Seattle Friday, March 30. MTHS will join last year’s participants Garfield and Roosevelt, plus Mount Si and Ballard Jazz Bands.

We’ll have information shortly of when tickets go on sale at the Mountlake Terrace Starbucks in Cedar Plaza (in the Bartell’s/QFC parking lot). 100% of all those ticket sales goes to MTHS Band funds.

The new year in MTHS Music

DSC08997The new year starts off with our monthly general Boosters Meeting and ends with many students preparing for the Solo/Ensemble Contest.

BOOSTERS – January 4 – Monthly Meeting @ 7-8:30 pm (MTHS Library) Doors open 6:30

CLINIC – January 5 & 6**Due to weather conditions on the East Coast, Justin has been delayed.  Sunday:  Jazz 1 – 6:30 – 8:30 (or so)  |  Monday:  Jazz 2 – 2:00 – 3:30 (or so), Jazz 1- 5:30 – 8:30   Jazz Workshop with Justin DiCioccio (MTHS)

All-SCHOOL MUSICAL – January 10-13 – The Robber Bridgegroom 7 pm (MTHS Theater)

CONCERT – January 18 – Jazz Concert 7-8:30 pm (MTHS Band Room)

Events and holiday cheer for December

PointLots of help is needed for our annual Breakfast for Santa (info at SignupGenius) plus all music groups have concerts before the new year.

PICKUP – December 7 – Poinsettia pickup 3 pm – 6 pm (outside music rooms)

SETUP – December 8 – Volunteer call to set up Santa Breakfast 11 am – 4 pm-ish (MTHS Hub)

SANTA – December 9 – Breakfast in Santa’s Workshop 8 am – noon (MTHS Hub)

CONCERT – December 12 – Choir & Orchestra Winter Concert @ 7 pm (MTHS Theater)

CONCERT – December 14 – Band Winter Concert (Nutcracker) @ 7 pm (MTHS Theater)

Have a great winter break!