• District 6 Instrumental Jazz Festival 2020

    George Stevens Academy hosted the Maine Music Educators Association District 6 Instrumental Jazz Festival for the second year in a row, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020!

    Click here to read a story about how GSA did. It also includes the names of all the ensembles from the other schools to advance to state competition.



    Jazz combos and bands from Brewer, Bucksport, Ellsworth, GSA, MDI, and Shead competed from noon to 6:30 P.M. in our music room and library to see who would advance to the state festival in South Portland in March.

         The festival was a great opportunity to listen to a wide variety of jazz combos and bands and to support music education in our schools. Admission cost $5 per adult, $3 per student.

         Click here to see or download the performance schedule.



    Food was served in the cafeteria with proceeds going to GSA's Food for Thought Fund and the Music Department. 

         From noon to 5:30 P.M., these items were available: Pizza ($2), sandwiches (turkey & cheese, ham & cheese, egg salad, tuna, hot dog) with chips ($5), bottled water ($1.50), and assorted fruits, cookies, and other snacks. 

         From 3:30-5:30 P.M., veggie lo mein with your choice of sesame chicken, sesame tofu, or veggie fried rice will be available for $7.



    Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this year's festival such a success. There's a lot to running a festival, and your support for the festival and high school jazz is much appreciated! Thanks especially to volunteer coordinator Deb Kingston.