Results of the Pine Tree Music Competition for pianists and instrumentalists held May 11 at Colby College have been announced. Students from elementary through college level compete for monetary prizes in the annual event sponsored by the Maine Music Teachers Association.
At the collegiate level, Matthew Kuhrt of Brunswick was first in the piano and Jill Breton of Waterville was second in instrumental. Their teachers are Naydene Bowder and Jean Rosenblum respectively.
Senior high school winners in piano were first, Kyla Lovell of Portland, a student of Bonnie Black; second, David Madore of Hampden, a student of Ginger Hwalek; and third, Marieke Beeuwkes of Mercer, a student of Adele Gardner. In the instrumental division, winners were Sarah Nicholson of Norridgewock, a student of Becky Eldridge and Susan Heath, first; Tuuli Morrill of Cumberland, taught by Clorinda Noyes, second; and Melissa Roy of Waterville, a student of Jean Rosenblum, third.
The music of 25 of Maine’s top-ranked high school jazz ensembles and musicians will be featured at the Maine All-Star Jazz Connection at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, in Peakes Auditorium at Bangor High School. Also performing will be Chuck Winfield, former trumpeter and recording artist with Blood Sweat & Tears and an educator at the University of Maine at Augusta. Proceeds from the event will benefit future concerts and promotion of aspiring school jazz musicians.
Spring Prelude and Concert, 6 tonight, Mattanawcook Academy, Lincoln. Music for people who like to dance will be provided by the jazz ensemble and jazz combo during the first hour; concert featuring the chorus, jazz band, select chorus and concert band will begin at 7 p.m.
Ellsworth High School Small Group Concert featuring the men’s chorus, women’s chorus, stage band and show choir, 7 tonight, in the auditorium.
Brewer High School Key Club Banquet, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, in the cafeteria.
Academic Night, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, in the performing arts center at Caribou High School. A reception in the cafeteria will be held after the awards ceremony.
College Fair for Maine high school students, 9 a.m.-noon, Augusta Civic Center. The event is sponsored by the New England Association of College Admission Counselors and hosted by the University of Maine at Augusta.
Ellsworth High School Large Group Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in the auditorium, featuring the band, chorus and orchestra.
Spring Concert and Art Show, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, Piscataquis Community High School, Guilford.
Academic Night and National Honor Society Induction, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, Van Buren District Secondary School.
“Much Ado About Nothing,” presented by Ellsworth High School’s Theatre of the Mad Jesters, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25, EHS auditorium.
Giant Perennial Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-noon (rain or shine), Saturday, May 25, in the Hampden Academy parking lot. Proceeds benefit the Hampden Academy athletic programs.
A Special Bingo to benefit Old Town High School Project Graduation, 6 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at the Old Town Elks Lodge 1287.
Hampden Academy Project Graduation meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, in the music room.
Medieval Art Show, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, Pisctaquis Community High School, Guilford.
The School News column is compiled by Darlene S. Henderson.