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Flash Street Dances: Planet Pan, a community steel band with seven students from GSA (Ellie Larrabee, Timmy Lloyd, Lucena Day-Picariello, Anna Trowbridge, Morgan Davis, Zeke Sacaridiz, and Luna Lyman) have been busy practicing after school in the GSA courtyard in preparation for Flash street dances every Monday Night through September. For more info, visit flashinthepans.org.
Planet Pan is directed by English teacher Martin Conte ’11.
Come jump up and dance to the sounds of Trinidad!
Deer Isle Jazz Festival: Jazz Immunity will play at the Deer Isle Jazz Festival in Stonington on Friday, July 16, at 7 P.M. in the Stonington Opera House. For more info and to buy tickets, visit www.operahousearts.org/jazzfest.
Blue Hill Fair: The GSA Jazz Band will play at the Grandstand on Saturday, Sept. 4, at noon.
The GSA Band plays for the crowds at varsity basketball games, in our annual Holiday Concert, at the Wreaths Across America ceremony in Ellsworth, in MMEA competition, at the annual Spring Concerts, in Blue Hill's Memorial Day parade, and at other school events. Band members who are not yet graduating play at commencement every year. Steve Orlofsky directs the band.
The GSA Jazz Band plays at the Blue Hill Fair every year, in our annual Holiday Concert, at varsity basketball games, in instrumental jazz competition, at our annual Spring Concerts, and at other school events.
One or more of the GSA jazz combos perform at the Holiday Concert in early December, in instrumental jazz competition, at our ninth-grade preview day, at the annual Spring Concerts every May, at Senior Class Night, at the Blue Hill Pops Concert dinner in July, and at the Deer Isle Jazz Festival in August. Steve Orlofsky directs the jazz combos.
Planet Pan Steel Band, a community steel band that includes GSA students, performs at the Holiday Concert, at our ninth-grade preview day, and at other school events. The band is sometimes joined in performance by our Steel Band classes. Planet Pan also performs and teaches around the state. Martin Conte '11, who teaches Steel Band classes at GSA, directs Planet Pan.
To learn more, click on the links, navigate to event pages, or read about our music, drama, and visual arts accomplishments in Arts in the News.