2012-03-16 / Community

Students successful at festival

The South Portland High School Jazz Ensemble placed second at the Berklee College of Music Jazz Festival in Boston, Mass., last Saturday.

The group scored 278 out of a possible 300 points. Brewer High School placed first by one point. Freshman Alex Quinn was awarded two outstanding soloist trophies for his playing with both the ensemble and the jazz combo.

The South Portland High School Jazz Combo placed sixth of 17 groups in its division at the festival. The group next travels to Bar Harbor for the Maine State Jazz festival today and tomorrow.

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