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South Portland High School to host the Jazz All-State Festival

posted Jan 7, 2018, 1:32 PM by Paul Lefebvre

On Saturday, January 13, 2018, South Portland High School will be the venue for the Jazz All-State Festival. Sponsored by the Maine Music Educators Association (MMEA), the festival will feature musicians, both vocal and instrumental who will qualified to perform in five different ensembles - Combo, Honors Jazz Band, Jazz Band, Treble Jazz Choir and Mixed Jazz Choir.

The Concert will begin at 2:00 p.m. and ticket prices are:
  • $10 - General Admissions
  • $8 - Seniors/Students

The American Choral Directors Association Maine High School Fall Choral Festival is happening November 9th at SPHS

posted Nov 8, 2017, 6:57 AM by Paul Lefebvre

The American Choral Directors Association Maine High School Fall Choral Festival is happening November 9th at SPHS. We are hosting the following choirs:

9:45 -10:00 - Massabesic
10:03-10:18 - Portland Schools
10:21-10:36 - South Portland
10:39 -11:09 - Greely
11:12-11:27 - Bonny Eagle

11:30-12:15 - Lunch

12:20-12:35 - Thornton Academy
12:38-12:53 - North Yarmouth Academy
12:56- 1:11 - Gorham
1:15 - 1:30 - Yarmouth

It is a non-adjudicated event and will feature about 240 students and their directors performing for each other. It's a great day of sharing music among these Southern Maine high schools. 

The Don Doane Tribute Concert

posted Nov 3, 2017, 7:25 AM by Paul Lefebvre

Congratulations to the South Portland High School Marching Band!

posted Nov 3, 2017, 7:21 AM by Paul Lefebvre

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SOUTH PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND who received an unprecedented 12th Gold Medal at the Maine Band Director’s Association (MBDA) Marching Band Finals held on October 28th at Sanford High School.  The marching band students, under the direction of Craig Skeffington, performed among 11 other bands from Maine and New Hampshire. Led by senior Drum Major Andrew LeBlanc, and assistant Drum Major, senior Josh Hyssong the Gold Medal marching band entertained the packed stands with a crowd-pleasing performance, playing the Music of Hans Zimmer. With the band’s complicated drill design by Craig Scott, and the precise movements of the Color Guard, led by junior captain Rachel Currie and senior captain Hugo Robertson, the band played songs from The Dark Knight, Gladiator, Driving Miss Daisy, Madagascar, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Lion King. Soloists, senior Sarah Weden on mellophone and senior Jesse Pearlman on trumpet, along with the 70 Red Riot Marching Band members, brought the crowd to their feet with this five-star performance.  Congratulations on 12 Years of Gold!

Visit the Marching Band 2017 Season page to watch the videos of all their performances.

Marching Band seeks new uniforms after 30 years

posted Oct 19, 2017, 5:49 PM by Paul Lefebvre

If you didn't see it last month, be sure to read this article from the South Portland Sentry about the marching band uniforms

Your 2018 All-State Jazz Festival Musicians

posted Oct 18, 2017, 7:27 AM by Paul Lefebvre   [ updated Oct 18, 2017, 5:04 PM ]

Congratulations to Gretchen Vose, Lilliana Brandao, Jesse Pearlman, Laura Lefebvre, Sam Withers, Thomas Costin, Max Saffer-Meng and Amelia McNeil-Maddox for making in to the 2018 All-State Jazz Festival!

All-State Band and Orchestra Auditions Signup

posted Sep 15, 2017, 12:17 PM by Paul Lefebvre   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 12:18 PM ]

The All-State Band and Orchestra auditions are Friday, November 17th at Biddeford High School. The deadline to signup is Friday, October 20th.
  • Cost of the audition is $22
  • Students will take a bus with chorus leaving about 3:30pm
  • Students will return to SPHS as a group around 9pm
  • The is is $200 if you are accepted to the festival. The Music Boosters will help with $50 of this fee.
See Mr. Skeffington for audition music and requirements.

All-State Jazz Auditions Signup

posted Sep 15, 2017, 12:12 PM by Paul Lefebvre

All-State Jazz auditions are during school on October 13th (time TBD). Students will travel by bus to the University of Maine at Augusta.

Students need to prepare the melody and the etude to "Autumn Leaves" (located in the band room). These are to be played with an accompaniment MP3. The MP3 files can be found here: All-State Audition Material.

Signups are due by Friday, September 29th. The cost of the audition is $22 and your money needs to be received by then.

If you are selected to the All-State Jazz Festival, the acceptance fee is $200. The festival itself is here at South Portland High School, January 11 - 13, 2018. The Music Boosters will help with $50 of this fee.

Honors Band Auditions Signup

posted Sep 15, 2017, 12:04 PM by Paul Lefebvre   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 12:17 PM ]

The Southern Maine District 1 Honors Auditions are on October 17th at Sanford High School. Cost is $6 per audition. Students will take a bus after school and return around 8pm. Be sure to sign up on the sheet outside Mr. Skeffington's office.

2017 Marching Band Schedule now available

posted Sep 15, 2017, 7:42 AM by Paul Lefebvre

The 2017 Marching Band Schedule is now available on the High School Marching Band page. The first show is September 16 at Westbrook High School.

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