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Our Winter Holiday Concert: The date for the GSA Winter Holiday Concert has been set. Mark your calendars for the Wednesday, Dec. 8 performance, which in years past has included the GSA Band, GSA Jazz Band, our jazz combos, and steel band performances.
Jazz All State Festival: Morgan Davis '22 and Austin Chandler '23 will take part in the MMEA Jazz All State Festival Jan. 13-15. Read more in the Arts News pages.
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.
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.
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.
Phelan Gallagher '02 teaches music at George Stevens Academy and directs the GSA Band, GSA Jazz Band, and GSA Jazz Combos.
Martin Conte '11 teaches Steel Band at George Stevens Academy and directs Planet Pan.