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Houlton High School holds state jazz festival


HOULTON, Maine — Houlton High School was host to the Maine State Vocal Jazz Festival held Saturday, April 10.

After successfully competing at local district-level competitions, 39 groups advanced to the state festival where they performed before a panel of judges, according to a press release from Rebecca DeWan of SAD 29 vocal music.

Results for the day and evening competition, including individual awards, are:

• Division 1 Middle School Show Choir: 1st, Somerset Valley Middle School; 2nd, Sebasticook Middle School; 3rd, Mt. Blue Middle School.

Male solo, Connor Plourde, Caribou; female solo, Victoria Keaton, Caribou; choreography, Somerset Valley.

• Division 2 Middle School Show Choir: 1st, Millinocket Middle School; 2nd, Pemetic; 3rd, Wagner Middle School.

Male solo, Peter Jacobson, Pemetic; Female solo, Liza Brown, Millinocket; choreography, Pemetic; rhythm section, Conners-Emerson.

• Division 1 High School Show Choir: 1st, Ellsworth; 2nd, Nokomis; 3rd, Hampden Academy.

Male solo, Dustin Shephard, Waterville; female solo, Ashlee Lawrence, Nokomis; choreography, Ellsworth; rhythm section, Hampden.

• Division 2 High School Show Choir: 1st, Stearns-Schenck; 2nd, Mount Desert Island; 3rd, Houlton.

Male solo, Tyler Delano, Houlton; female solo, Gwen Morneault, Stearns-Schenck; choreography, Stearns-Schenck; rhythm section, Mount Desert Island.

• Division 1 Vocal Jazz: 1st, Fryeburg Vocal Jazz; 2nd, Nokomis; 3rd, Ellsworth.

Male solo, Ryan Gao, Falmouth; female solo, Devin LaCasce, Fryeburg; Rhythm section, Fryeburg Vocal Jazz.

• Division 2 Vocal Jazz: 1st, Maine Central Institute Caravan; 2nd, Cheverus Jazz Singers; 3rd, Caribou.

Male solo, Cameron Neal, Maine Central Institute; female solo, Danielle Lane, Caribou; rhythm section, Maine Central Institute.

For more information go to www.sad29music.org.

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