but music literally introduced the world to them

“The music program at Mountlake Terrace High School is outstanding, and being part of the band program was an extraordinary experience that forever will be a highlight in my children’s high school memories. My sons’ life interests are in science and technology but music literally introduced the world to them and instilled enduring life lessons in hard work, discipline, disappointments and joy. Yes, the MTHS music program is demanding but bringing out the best in oneself and in band mates is demanding. However, the rewards can be great. My sons’ bands earned the honor to play before full houses at Benaroya Hall, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, and Lincoln Center in New York City. They played in The Hague at the exclusive North Sea Jazz Festival and the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. They have entertained audiences in Paris, Hawaii, Canada and New Orleans. Travel and being immersed in different cultures is an education that goes beyond the classroom. My daughter continues with this tradition as her band prepares for a New York trip in the summer of 2004. My oldest son recently graduated with a Computer Science degree from the University of Washington and my second son is currently a freshman at the UW. They still continue to visit and support their ‘old’ high school, and to where do they head first when they enter the building… the music wing, of course.” – Delsa Anderl, parent of Tom (1999), Jeremy (2003) and Michelle Anderl (2005)