Spring Break has come and gone. For many a band student, that meant travel to Disneyland. After a super busy March, there’s lots of prep time this month as auditions will start revving up for next year. In May: Orchestra plays at the Silverwood Festival, Choir has Silverwood and opens a Damian McGinty show, and Jazz heads the NYC for the Essentially Ellington competition. Band swings out this month for Canada.
And as the end of the year comes into view, we are looking for new reps and Music Board members. Swing by the monthly meeting or write us.
BOOSTERS – April 12 – Monthly Meeting @ 7-8:30 pm (MTHS Library) Doors open 6:30
JAZZ – April 16 – Essentially Ellington Clinic 3 pm-evening (MTHS, volunteers needed for meals, write our jazz reps)
BAND – April 19-22 – Whistler Music Festival (Whistler Conference Centre, Canada)
BOOSTERS – May 2 – Monthly Meeting @ 7-8:30 pm (MTHS Library) Doors open 6:30
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 27 – Chiplote Taco Tuesday Fund Raiser 4 pm – 8 pm (Chiplote on 196th). Order food at tell them your supporting MTHS Music Boosters.
JAZZ – March 30 – Hot Java Cool Jazz concert @ 7 pm (Paramount Theatre/Seattle)
Parents & 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.
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:
Download this form and return it to black box in the band room by Wednesday, February 14. EXPIRED
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
- 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: https://www.starbucks.com/seattle/events/hot-java-cool-jazz
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.
PS: You can spread the word on your Facebook feed here.
The 11th annual comedy show comes to the Edmonds Center for the Arts for two shows, February 16 & 17. This national tour of comics stops by with many of the proceeds going to the Edmonds School District. The shows are usually sells out, so get your tickets now. In the checkout, you can denote Mountlake Terrace to receive a donation. More at: http://edmondscomedynight.com.
Several 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)
For 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.
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 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)