Arts Around Lynnwood: Meadowdale Music Department brings home honors

By Barb Childs

Meadowdale Music Department Shines
Once again, the MHS Music Department. takes it on the road and brings home multiple awards. April 20 Jazz Festival in Tri-Cities turned out to be a great weekend with all six musical groups performing. Judi Zickafoose, proud program booster, reported: “They all received excellent feedback from the festival’s clinicians and were recognized by the festival’s director for their support of the other ensembles throughout the weekend. Four of the six choirs were invited to perform again at the festival’s evening concerts. All in all, it was a fantastic experience.”

Meadowdale won the following awards:
 First Place Concert Choir – Division 2 (MDHS Combined Choir)
First Place Non-Mixed Jazz Choir (MDHS Women’s Choir)
First Place Jazz Choir – Division 2 (MDHS Impressions)
Outstanding Choral Department – Division 2
Jazz Choir Sweepstakes Award
Second Place Non-Mixed Jazz Choir (MDHS Men’s Choir)
Outstanding Rhythm Section (MDHS Impressions and MDHS Men’s Choir)
Outstanding Soloists: Nick Sanchez, Ryan Petriello, Ori Levari, Angela Birchman, Alex Rivarola, Jacob Volz, Brandt Reutimann, Hiro Kaneda, Katie Tussing, Taylor Zickefoose, Jon Carroll, Adam Clobes

Music Boosters and the MDHS Library team up to host a Barnes and Noble Book Fair fundraiser
The Meadowdale High School Music Boosters and Library invite you to join them on May 5, noon to 3 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble located at 19401 Alderwood Mall Pkwy in Lynnwood, for an afternoon of music while you browse and shop for books, magazines or games. The event will include a performance by the MHS Jazz Combo and Orchestra String Quartets, poetry reads by MHS students, and the opportunity to vote for their first annual Maverick bookmark, designed by MHS students. In addition, drama students will be performing from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., as well!

Alderwood Barnes and Noble has agreed to support the MHS Library and Music Boosters by contributing a percentage of the net sales from this event to MHS. If you can’t make it in person that day, you can still help support the school by ordering on line — visit BN.COM/bookfairs, from 5/5/13-5/10/13, and enter the bookfair ID 11084548 at checkout.

For more information, contact Jackie Morton at

“High Speed Improv’ is back At EdCC
May 4, 11, 18, 25, 8:05 – 9:05 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre
Unexpected Productions presents ‘High Speed Improv’
Treat your family to a spontaneous night of laughs and interactive improv comedy fun! After 28 years Unexpected Productions, known for the wildly popular Theatresports, brings professional improv comedy north of Seattle.This show is amped up in a hilarious way. Working from nothing but audience suggestions and imagination, these professional comedy improvisers create a never-before-seen production right in front of your eyes. In this unique show, the sparks will fly, and so will the laughs. And, you will be there deciding the night’s events and stories.

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Presented by EdCC in the Black Box Theatre
May 16-19, evening and matinee performances, for tickets and times visit
Spend an evening with some of your unforgettable childhood friends—Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Sally, Snoopy, and, of course, Charlie Brown. These loveable Peanuts characters, created by Charles Schulz, will come to life in this delightful musical full of witty and charming cartoon-like moments. It also begs the question, is Charlie Brown just a boy in a yellow shirt or is he everyman exploring the existential existence of life? This award-winning musical—with book, music, and lyrics by Clark Gesner— features memorable songs such as “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “My Blanket and Me” and “The Doctor Is In (Dr. Lucy).”You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

2013 Whole Bead Show
Friday – Sunday May 3-5 Lynnwood Convention Center
 Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m. 

Open to the public. 
Admission $6 payable by cash or check and valid for all days of the show.

More info:

Shutterbug Alert!
Kenmore Camera Photo Fair
Sunday, May 5 10 – 6
at the Lynnwood Convention Center
Spring Canon Fair returns for its 6th year, bringing some of the year’s best prices on all things Canon – cameras, lenses, flashes, printers, and accessories. In addition to the sale, there will also be guest speakers and free classes.
For more information, visit:
Barb throwingBarb Childs studied pottery at Central Washington University while earning a degree in Business Administration and Community Health Education. She has over 25 years of experience working in the studio, teaching pottery and organizing local art shows, including chairing the Edmonds Art Studio Tour for four years. She also spent 13 years teaching art in a K-8 school. Barb’s work may be seen in Semantics Gallery, Shoreline Arts Council Gallery, Schack Art Center and many local seasonal shows.

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