State H.S. Instrumental Jazz Festival
Friday – State Jazz Fest. for Combo
11:30 – Depart H.A
12:00 Noon. – Arrive at Nokomis
1:30 p.m. – Warm – up
2:00 p.m. – Performance in Gymnasium
6:15 p.m. – Awards in Gym
Saturday – State Jazz Fest. for Jazz Ensemble
9:00 a.m. Meet at H.A.
9:30 a.m. – Breakfast at Dysart’s
10:30 a.m. – Leave for Nokomis
11:00 a.m. – Arrive at Nokomis
1:05 p.m. – Warm-up
1:30 p.m. – Performance in Cafeteria
6:15 p.m. – Awards
7:00 p.m. – Night Showcase
Wear all-black for daytime performance
Formal black for Night Show Case.
ETA back to H.A. – 11:00 p.m.
Jazz Residency w/ Ingrid Jensen
Hampden Academy hosts trumpeter, Ingrid Jensen, of Grammy Award winning albums “Concert in the Sky” and “The Mosaic Project”. Ms. Jensen and Hampden’s student musicians will come together to perform at Hampden Academy’s Performing Arts Center in Hampden, Maine. The performance will also feature the musicianship of David Wells, Ryan Parker, Les Harris Jr., and Greg Loughman. Concert is at 7 p.m.
Berklee Jazz Festival
On Saturday, February 11th, All Hampden Academy Instrumental Jazz Groups will be traveling to Boston to participate in the Annual Berklee College Jazz Festival. We will be taking a coach bus and staying at the Best Western in Quincy, Mass.
Cost per student is $100 to cover travel and hotel expenses. Students will also need money for meals ( 2 lunches and one dinner) We will depart early (5:00 a.m.) on Saturday and return mid – afternoon on Sunday, Feb. 12th. Please send a check with your child to be given to Mr. Michaud made payable to HAMA by Jan. 30th. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you need financial assistance.
Congratulations to our Instrumental Jazz Groups (Jazz Band, Combo, Ensemble & R&B Project for receiving “Superior” ratings at the District IV Jazz Festival at Winslow H.S. on Wednesday, March 1st. Our Jazz Ensemble neared perfection once again with a score of 99.5. The Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will be participating in the State Instrumental Jazz Festival at Nokomis H.S. on March 17th and 18th. Schedule TBA.
All RSU22 Jazz groups participating at the State Instrumental Jazz Festival will present a showcase concert on Thursday, March 9 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Hampden Academy Performing Arts Center.