MLT Jazz Ensemble Receives Accolades from Council

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The Mountlake Terrace City Council recently recognized the Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Ensemble I with a proclamation for placing third in the Essentially Ellington Competition at Lincoln Center in New York City in May.

Councilmembers Rick Ryan and Kyoko Matsumoto Wright attended a concert at the high school on behalf of the Council to read the proclamation to memorialize the jazz ensemble’s accomplishments and recognize the music program.

110 bands competed in the Essentially Ellington Festival by submitting recorded performances and only 15 were chosen to attend the competition in New York City. “There’s a lot of pride in our community with the Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Ensemble I finishing in the top of this nationally acclaimed competition for the past several years running,” said Councilmember Ryan.

The proclamation included congratulations to Darin Faul, Band Director, the Jazz Ensemble 1 students, and individual and section awards for Forest Jackson — Outstanding Tenor Saxophone; Jack Walters — Outstanding Tripler on Tenor, Alto and Clarinet; Taylor Call and Skyler Floe — Outstanding Trumpets; Kendall Irby — Outstanding Trombone; and the Trombone and Rhythm Sections.

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