Music Boosters May Letter

End or Year Concerts Approaching
Let the Music Boosters know if your group is interested in celebrating – reception, cake, punch, awards. Funds are available for each group.

Please email if you are coordinating for your group.

Building Community
During the last MTHS Music Boosters Meeting Darin Faul shared several topics with us. He shared the impact of the 2019-2020 budget on the music department with a loss of 0.5 FTE at MTHS. As Mr. Faul shared the budget impacts, we all felt a call to action.

How do we as a community continue to all share in the benefits of music education and continue to sustain our communities’ efforts to increase music opportunities when faced with budget cuts?

Those in attendance were deeply moved and inspired by Mr. Faul’s ideas around building community. We felt the need to embark on efforts to further music education not only in our school but in our community and with our younger students. We envision a future where the MTHS Music Boosters can make a difference in our community engaging students and parents in music. We discussed ideas ranging from new music student orientation, mentoring in the grade schools, student leadership, and enriching our community in the cultural sense. I encourage you to come to the
upcoming MTHS Music Boosters meeting and help us shape next year.

Other Upcoming Events

  • End of Year Jazz Banquet Nectar Lounge, Fremont June 2nd
  • Orchestra End of Year Concert June 4th
  • Choir End of Year Concert June 5th
  • Band End of Year Concert June 6th
  • Graduation June 17th
  • MTHS Music Boosters Meeting tentative May 30th


Creative Classroom Grant

The MTHS Band Program recently received a $500 Creative Classroom grant for clinicians to work with the Percussion Ensemble from the Foundation for the Edmonds School District.

MTHS’ Percussion Ensemble also received a grant for $500 from the Women’s University Club Foundation as part of its Music Counts Grant opportunity.

Thank you to both organizations for their generosity in supporting our music program!


Dog-gone Auction Items

Symphonic Band has volunteered to create a dog themed basket for the Music Boosters contribution toward this year’s auction.

We are asking students to volunteer to bring in an item off of this list to pack our fundraiser basket. We are suggesting items for a 25-50 pound dog. Please return your item to the marked box (Auction) in the band room by Monday, February 11th.

There is a copy of this sheet on the donation box so you can write your name by the item you will be donating to avoid too many duplicates.

  1. Tennis Ball(s)
  2. Dog Treats
  3. Kong Treat Holder
  4. Dental Chews
  5. Nylabones
  6. Brush
  7. Food/Water Bowls
  8. Nail Clippers
  9. Grain Free Treat
  10. Leash
  11. Bandanna
  12. Gourmet Treats
  13. Pet Shampoo
  14. Doggie Poop Bags
  15. Fetch Toys
  16. Dog Frisbee
  17. Dog Blanket
  18. Samples of Dry Dog Food
  19. Pet Store Gift Certificate

If you have any questions, please contact Maria Owen.

Breakfast in Santa’s Workshop

On Saturday, December 8th from 8AM – 12PM come and enjoy a pancake breakfast along with fantastic music.

Performances will be given by Brier Terrace Middle, Madrona K-8, Edmonds Woodway and, of course, our favorites – Mountlake Terrace. See below for the full lineup.

There will be Santa photos, food, music, face painting along with craft and goods vendors. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, fruit and beverages. Gluten free options are available.

We hope to see you there!

Click here to find it on Facebook

Performance lineup

Time Performers Director
8:00am Mountlake Terrace Concert Orchestra Jennifer Schillen
8:20 am Mountlake Terrace Chamber Orchestra Jennifer Schillen
8:50am Edmonds Woodway Mello-Aires Charlotte Reese
9:10am Brier Terrace Middle 7th and 8th Grade Orchestras Jennifer Schillen
9:35am Brier Elementary 4-6th Grade Choir Rochelle Hume
10:00 am Madrona K-8 Choir Brianna Valencia
10:20am Mountlake Terrace Choirs TJ Sullivan
10:40am Mountlake Terrace Symphonic Band Darin Faul
11:00 am Mountlake Terrace Jazz 1 Darin Faul
11:20am Mountlake Terrace Chamber Winds Darin Faul
11:40 am Mountlake Terrace Chamber Winds Darin Faul


Proceeds support the work of the Mountlake Terrace High School Music Boosters, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit.



Ari Hoenig Trio and MTHS Jazz

Tuesday, December 4th. Doors open 630, concert at 7PM.

Ari Hoenig and his Trio (Nitai Hershkovits and Or Bareket) will be joining the Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Ensembles on December 4th for an amazing night of music!  This is our second time presenting a concert together and last time really brought down the house.

The first half of the concert will be MTHS Jazz Ensembles 1 and 2 with Ari Hoenig sitting in on drums.

The second half of the concert will be Ari Hoenig, Nitai Hershkovits and Or Baraket playing as a trio.  Hearing this group live is truly an experience you will not soon forget!

Light refreshments will be available for cash purchase during intermission.

Pre-sale tickets:

Or purchase tickets at the door:

Family Package $40.00 Two adults and up to two children
Students / Seniors $10.00 High School and College Students + Senior Citizens
Adults $15.00

Click here to see event on Facebook

Pre-Turkey-Coma News

Take note of this important information from your favorite musical booster organization before the heavy tryptophan hit kicks in!

Boosters Meeting

Music Boosters meeting in the library Thursday, 29 November.

Socialize beginning at 6:30PM and meeting from 7-8PM.


Auction Dinner Kickoff

The annual Gala/Dinner/Auction is a great opportunity to raise money for the music program. Last year we earned over $5000

So far this year we’re lagging a bit behind and looking to pick up the pace!

The bands are depending on us to help them raise money for clinicians and this is the best event to do that.

We need help procuring items!

Not the cold-call or door-knocker type? Here are some alternatives:

  • Organize the music kids to provide a service. Groups of 2 or more to
    play at an event, offer lessons, manual labor or artistic endeavors.
  • Ask family members to donate to a basket you can submit to the auction instead of
    exchanging gifts. Ideas for this could include themes like sports, pets, games, music,
    food, spa, books, art, or hobbies. Better yet have a fun competition within the family
    to see which members can create the most interesting or fun basket to donate.
  • If you own a business please consider donating services/items. Everything from
    yard care, handyman work, pet sitting, manicures, face painting, baking, providing a special or exotic meal, doing taxes, consulting or organizing.
  • Give memories – send family & friends tickets for the event so they can enjoy an evening of food, music, auctions and comedy
  • We can earn 25% commission on auction sponsorships (see the sponsership
    information pdf). Do you know a business that would like to sponsor the auction?


For more information get the Auction Kick Off Letter

Mattress Fundraiser – October 20th

On October 20th the Music Boosters are holding the third annual mattress fundraiser. The event will be held at MTHS in the hub from 10AM to 5PM.

One of our biggest fundraisers, this one day only event is a great opportunity to support local arts while scoring an amazing deal on a fantastic new mattress!

Get huge discounts on new, name-brands such as: Simmons, Beautyrest and Restonic. All sizes and many options – such as pillow-top – are available.

The boosters need your help to spread the word by inviting all of your family and friends.

Did we mention the huge savings off retail prices?

Profits from mattress sales go directly to the MTHS Music Boosters.

See you on October 20th, at Mountlake Terrace High School from 10AM-5PM.

Soaring Back from Summer

Welcome back from summer.

Summer Jazz Collective Concert

Tonight, August 30th, come listen to sounds of summer! This show is always fantastic as musicians get to feature new chops developed over the summer in a low-key setting.

Show is from 6-8PM in the MTHS theater.

Booster Meetings

Here are the dates for upcoming MTHS Booster meetings:

  • September 13th, 7-8:30PM
  • October 11th, , 7-8:30PM
  • November 8th, 7-8:30PM
The meetings are held in the MTHS Library doors open 30 minutes prior to meeting start.

Mattress Sale

Mark your calendars and spread the word because one of our premier fundraising events is just around the corner.
The MTHS Music Boosters 3rd Annual Mattress Fundraiser Saturday, October 20th from 10:00am to 5:00 pm.