2013-09-27 / Community

High School Marching Band begins 2013 season


South Portland High School Marching Band students prepare for the 2013 season, which ends Nov. 2 at Thornton Academy. This year’s marching band is made up of more than 70 students. (Courtesy photo) South Portland High School Marching Band students prepare for the 2013 season, which ends Nov. 2 at Thornton Academy. This year’s marching band is made up of more than 70 students. (Courtesy photo) More than 70 students completed the annual South Portland High School Marching Band Camp in preparation for the 2013 Marching Band Season. The Music of Samuel Hazo filled the air and neighborhoods around Dyer School, as students trekked drums, color guard flags and their instruments to the parking lot and fields of Dyer while the high school remains under construction.

The Maine Band Directors Association’s opening season of Marching Band Shows began Saturday, Sept. 21 at Wells High School.

Under the direction of Craig Skeffington and his staff, the marching band will perform the music of Samuel Hazo, a well-known composer, whose music has been adapted by many drum corps and marching bands for use on the field. This year, selections from “Rush,” “In Heavens Air” and “Sevens” will bring Hazo’s music alive. The season will culminate with the finals on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Thornton Academy in Saco. Celimene’s world upside-down, taking on her suitors, matching her barb for barb, and teaching her how to live again.

“The School for Lies” marks the second season for Mad Horse in its own black box theater, located in the old Hutchins School in South Portland. Last year Mad Horse converted part of its production facility into a performance space, and has been thrilled with the response from the public, as well as grateful to the city of South Portland for their support over the past four years. They are pleased to be part of South Portland’s growing theater scene.

The cast includes Mad Horse company members Burke Brimmer, Janice Gardner, Chris Horton, Kat Moraros and Nate Speckman. Guest artists are Evan Dalzell, Kerry Ann Loomis, Shawn Reardon and Johnny Speckman. Christine Louise Marshall directs and designs. Marie Stewart stage manages. Tom Wyatt designs lighting. “The School for Lies,” will run Thursday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 13, in the Mad Horse Theater at the Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland.

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