Weekly updates and news
14 March: What a weekend!! Whew. We had a great time at South Portland High School for the instrumental state jazz festival. They put on a great festival and so did we! As many of you know, the event is no longer competitive. Instead, “medals” are awarded to correlate with the judge’s scores. Not all groups receive medals and the scoring standard is quite high. All of our groups received recognition!Big Group - Gold
Nonet - Honorable Mention
Ocean’s Mist and the Long Road to Aquatic Tranquility - Bronze
Pulp - Honorable Mention
Plop - Bronze
Patti - Bronze
Department of Justice - Bronze
MMEA also recognizes 4 musicians in each division for outstanding musicianship and 1 musician per division for overall best musicianship, known as the ‘Dale Huff Award’. Take a big breath for this one!
B multi combo: Alain Zhang, Jane Pope, Jacob Lurvey, Sarah Knox (Dale Huff Award)
A multi combo: Adam Christianson
Division 2 combo: Dawson Burnett
Multi Jazz Band: Camden Garland
Division 3 Big Band: Dawson Burnett (Dale Huff Award)
Additionally, here’s a cool write up in the Portland Press Herald that features MDI!
Congrats MDIHS jazz!
Come check out our combos at the Northeast Harbor Library Coffeehouse on April 5 at 7pm.
Note that the black rose event was cancelled.
*head to old news*
MDIHS MUSIC 2019