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Marching Band Letter Home August 01, 2013
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COME JOIN US FOR A DAY OF FUN, FOOD & MUSIC
All proceeds will go to support Music in Our Schools
Saturday, June 22 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm (rain date Sunday June 23)
South Portland High School Track
What is it:
Grab your shoes, and do-si-do; Run the track, Enjoy the Show,
Sing a song or catch a tune; We’ll keep you entertained - all afternoon.
sit back, relax, listen and enjoy the show are also welcome.
Sideshow Music as the MC and Disc Jockey, Opening performance by Standard Issue. Live performances by South Portland students, The Rat Pack Tribute group, Guns ‘n Hoses Pipes & Drums of Maine, and many others.
Light lunch fare, water & snacks available for purchase.
$20 Individual walker/jogger/runner (includes 1 t-shirt)
$40 Family Registration (includes 2 t-shirts)
$5 to listen to the music and watch the fun. (pay at the gate) 10 & under Free
How do I register? Click here to get and then Fill out the form and send it with your registration fee to:
SPMB Treasurer, PO Box 2536, South Portland, ME 04116
Registration forms received by June 3rd will be guaranteed a t-shirt and the first 100 to register will have a chance to win a Bull Moose Gift Card.
Any questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to get and then Fill out the form for ensembles wishing to perform at the South Portland High School's Fun, Walk & Roll Music Booster fundraiser June 22, 2013, Noon-4PM. If your interested in performing, continue to fill out the form so that we may schedule your performance and plan accordingly. So glad that you will join us in supporting music at South Portland!
The Memorial Middle School Jazz Band, under the direction of Jean Quinn, placed second to Falmouth Middle School by one third of a point last weekend at the Middle School State Jazz Festival held at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center. Competing against seven other bands in Division I, Memorial Middle School's Owen Doane received an Outstanding Musicianship Award for his solos on trombone and piano.
In addition, the Mahoney Middle School Jazz Band, under the direction of Sandy Barry, received a 1 Rating and a Gold Award competing against eight other bands in Division II at the Middle School State Jazz Festival.
South Portland High School Jazz Band garners top awards at the
Big bands, combos, and vocal jazz ensembles competed and performed throughout the day on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the annual High School Jazz Festival, hosted by Berklee College at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Berklee's Jazz Festival is the largest of its kind in the United States. All ensembles are adjudicated by a panel of Berklee's top faculty and will receive a written critique of their performance. Under the direction of Craig Skeffington, South Portland High School's Jazz Ensemble placed 1st for the Class L4 Large Ensemble Division. Senior Trombonist Chuck Key received the Judge's Choice Award for the South Portland Jazz Combo I and Sophomore Alex Quinn received one of the Outstanding Musicianship Awards for the Class L4 Large Ensemble Division. The group next travels to Houlton for the Maine State High School Jazz Festival on March 15th and 16th.
South Portland High School Jazz Ensemble for winning the Berklee Jazz Festival
Congratulations to the members of the South Portland High School Jazz Ensemble for winning the Berklee Jazz Festival this weekend in Boston. The group competed against 15 other schools in it's division from throughout the country, including Chicago, Illinois. The group was led by sophomore Alex Quinn and senior Chuck Key, both of whom were recognized by the Berklee judges for their outstanding playing during the festival. This marks the 4th time the ensemble has won this event!
SPHS’s Thoroughly Modern Millie
2012 SPHS Band Wins Gold
If your music student is planning to be a part of the
2012 SPHS Marching Band, this information is for you!
Band Camp starts on Monday August 20th
We need Volunteers to assist with uniform fitting day
from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Please contact Tina Weden at email@example.com if you can help.
Uniform fittings begin at Noon and run through the afternoon.
Students will report to the lower Café on this schedule:
Freshmen and Middle School = 12:00 PM
Sophomores = 1:00 PM
Juniors = 2:00 PM
Seniors = 3:00 PM
(times subject to change)
Access to the lower café is only permitted through the auditorium entrance on Highland Ave.
Students will be fitted for pants, jackets, hats, gloves, and shoes. Please wear socks!
Band Camp Dates: Aug. 20th through 24th and Aug. 27th through 28th
If you have questions or have not signed up for band camp please contact Mr. Skeffington at firstname.lastname@example.org
All Marching Band Members and Families are invited to the
Marching Band Family BBQ on Tuesday evening the 28th.
More information to follow!
South Portland H.S. Music Students perform with the 'Best of the Best.
South Portland High School was well-represented at the 58th annual Maine Music Educators Association All-State Music Festival held at the University of Maine at Orono from May 17-19, 2012. Fourteen students were selected to represent South Portland High School at the festival.
Performing in the Chorus were Altos- Ali Abramson, Paige Doane, Lauren Purdy, Carly Sobczak; Tenor- Adam Sobczak and Bass - Ethan Benevides and Matt LaBerge. Performing in the Orchestra - Markie Amadei on Timpani and performing in the Band were Shawn Everest-Ortiz and Mackenzie Mayes-Clarinet, Jenny Fletcher-Tenor Sax, Taylor Knowles and Alex Quinn-Trumpet, and Chuck Key-Trombone.
2012/2013 Booster Board elected.
The 2012/2013 Music Booster Board was elected and will take office at the end of the school year.
President: Connie Gray
V.P. Special Events: Rusty Quinn & Angela Lemelin
V.P. Bingo: Lisa Fitzgerald
Secretary: Susan Kramer
Treasurer: Christina Davis
The following people were appointed: Tony Donnangelo, Web Master; Beth Doane Publicity; Cindy King Membership
SPHS Winterguard wins Gold.
Congratulations to the SPHS Winterguard members who won a gold medal at the MBDA Winterguard Finals held at SPHS on March 25. Great job ladies.
SPHS JAZZ BANDS ROCK THE STATE JAZZ FESTIVAL
The 3 SPHS Jazz Bands (Jazz 2; Combo; Jazz Ensemble) competed at the State Jazz Fest on March 16 & 17 at Mount Desert Island HS (Bar Harbor). On Friday, the Jazz Band 2 won the State Championship for Division 1 Multiple Jazz Bands; while the Combo won 2nd place in the Division 1 Combos. Drummer Vinny Amoroso won an Outstanding Musician Award in the Combo Division (only 5 awarded).
On Saturday, the Jazz Ensemble won the State Championship for Division 1 Jazz Bands. Trumpeter Alex Quinn won an Outstanding Musician Award in this Division. (only 5 awarded) Congratulations to Director Craig Skeffington and the amazing musicians of these 3 outstanding bands.
HS Jazz bands performs at Berklee
The HS Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Combo competed at the 44th Annual Berklee HS Jazz Festval in Boston on Marc 10. The Festival brings together over 300 HS jazz bands from across the country for a full day of music and competition.
The HS Jazz Ensemble placed 2nd in their Division, while the Combo placed 5th.
Congratulations to our SPHS Jazz students on your performances. Alex Quinn was awarded a top musician award by the judges in both the Combo and the Ensemble. Great job Alex.
We have been given an additional night to work Bingo. We will have two people work the last two Tuesdays of each month. We will also work the fifth Tuesday when a month presents one. I will be the scheduler for Tuesdays until further notice. My contact phone number is 775-0164 and email (email@example.com).
41 SPHS music students chosen for the District 1 HS Honors Festival.
Congratulations to the following students who participated in the District 1 HS Honors Fest at Noble HS:
Lauren Purdy, Hannah Gato, Gabby Salce, Kaylie Vezina, Melissa Davis, Emma Kane, Kate Kunin, Ali Abramson, Molly Ekholm, Ellie Crawford, Adam Sobczak, Eric Berry-Sandelin, Matt LaBerge, James Falconer, John Furey, Michael Higgins, Thomas Strout, Matt Amadei
Olivia Sprague, Carly Sobczak, Paige Doane, Zoe Trout, Anna Kavanagh
Jenny Fletcher, Cole Lemelin, Alez Quinn, Hannah Skeffington, Jamie McDonald,
Lauren Campbell, Mackenzie Mayes, Brian Weden, Joey Hendricks, Elisa Martin, Britney Ruotolo, Markie Amadei, Ben Prueser, Sarah Small, Taylor Knowles, Hannah Huggins, Sally Keiter, Brandon Powell, Kevin Jackson
Current Publishing Article about the South Portland Marching Band
A huge thank you to Duke Harrington and Rich Obrey for spending a good part of their day with the marching bands at the MBDA finals. Duke spent a lot of time interviewing a number of people from different schools and has done excellent articles on the Sanford Marching Band and, of course, the South Portland Red Riot Marching Band! The article is titled It's not just a band.
SPHS Band Wins Gold
On Saturday, October 29, the SPHS marching band repeated as a gold medal winner during the MBDA finals, held at Old Orchard Beach High School. The group, led by drum major Joey Hendricks and soloists Hannah Huggins and Matt Laberge, has achieved distinction by being the only Maine group to receive a gold medal rating in each of the last 5 seasons.
Paige Doane Performs at MBDA Finals
2010-2011 Music Booster Board
Congratulations and welcome to our 2011/2012 Booster Board
SP Music Boosters Honor Jazz Great - Don Doane
At the Memorial concert on May 11, the Boosters honored Don Doane for his contribution to jazz music in our schools in the State of Maine. Don, a SPHS graduate and resident, is a well known figure in the jazz world, having played with Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Don has recorded records with these bands as well as with his own band here in Maine. As a music teacher in the state, he was responsible for bringing the teaching of jazz music into our schools. To see the full presentation, click on the video button on the left.
Plaque Presentation to the Lamson Family
SOUTH PORTLAND JAZZ BANDS SHINE AT STATE JAZZ FEST
Jazz Combo - 3rd place
Portland Press Herald Article 3/4/10
Nice article by the Portland Press Herald about the jazz ensemble with a video of the kids rehearsing and some nice quotes by Mr. Skeffington. When referring to the music boosters...
"What they do for us is unbelievable," Skeffington said. "We're traveling to Boston in a coach bus that the boosters paid for. We could go on a school bus, but the coach bus is way more comfortable, and parents will ride with us. It's like one big family."
Jazz Powerhouse. An article by the Portland Press Herald 3/4/10
Marching Band recognized by the South Portland School Board
The South Portland School Board recognized the members of the 2010 South Portland High School Red Riot Marching band for their outstanding season, 5 consecutive gold medals, and perfect 5 stars across the board.
SPHS students shine at All State Jazz Fest
49 of the State's top high school jazz musicians got together at Scarborough HS on Jan 8-10 for the All State Jazz Fest. They were assigned to 3 bands - combo, honors band and jazz band. They rehearsed on Thursday evening, all day Friday and then performed at a concert on Saturday afternoon. Of the 49 students, 9 were from South Portland HS.
The Music Boosters would like to congratulate all of the students chosen for this group, but especially our SPHS kids: Eric Quinn, Jenny Fletcher, Eric Landau, Matt Clement, Hannah Skeffington, Matt Laberge, Taylor Knowles and Chuck Key.
5 S T A R S!!!!!!!!!
Instruments bought and sold here ...
And by here we mean right on this web site. Just recently a buyer and seller found each other for the buying and selling of a flute. So if you have an instrument to sell, or are looking to buy one for your aspiring musician, check out the Buy/Sell Instruments page. It is always there on the navigation bar on the left.
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