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MCI's Visiting Guest Artist program begins its fourteenth year, bringing in artists for two days of clinics, workshops, and rehearsals with MCI students. The program culminates in the fall jazz concert, this year on November 19 at 6:00 p.m. in Parks Gymnasium on MCI's campus.

Visiting Guest Artist Eric Thomas is the Director of Jazz and Wind ensembles at Colby College. Winner of the prestigious Concert Artist Guild International Competition and two time recipient of a Ragdale Foundation residency, Thomas received his Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. Having started his conducting career as a conducting assistant to Sarah Caldwell at the Opera Company of Boston, he has previously conducted the Phillips Academy Andover Jazz Band, the Moab Chamber Orchestra, the Colby College Symphony Orchestra and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra.

An active performer, Thomas has concertized with several ensembles, including the Boston Pops, the New Jersey Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, La Symphonica Orquestra de Monterrey, the Baltimore Symphony, the Sylvan Winds, the Apple Hill Chamber Players, and the New England Ragtime Ensemble. Festival activities include the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, the Bravo! Vail Valley Chamber Festival, the Long Lake Sebago Chamber Festival, the Moab Music Festival and the Wellesley Composers Conference. (http://umaine.edu/spa/faculty/eric-thomas/).

The fall concert is free and open to the public.



Congratulations to MCI senior Gavin Dugas for winning the Maine Principals' Association Class B individual golf state title at the Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro on Saturday, October 18! Check out the article about his win in the Morning Sentinel.


Congratulations to all the students on the fourth quarter honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year:

Grade 12 Highest Honors: Lijia Emma Chen, Zhongzheng Emerson Chen, Jessica Huff, Chen Lu Lu Xu

Grade 12 High Honors: Alexandra Ackroyd, Benjamin Allen, Karissa Ballard, Jennifer Chadwick, Hannah Emery, Yi yi Fay Fei, Shane Hathaway, Thomas Lessard, Yvonne Leung, Junjie Jack Liu, Brody Malloy, Ashley McFarland, Grace Oliver, Shawna Taylor, Austin Varney, Nikkia Washington, Xinxiu Cindy Zhong

Grade 11 Highest Honors: Felicity Audet, Eliana Bergdoll, Desai Chu, Katie Hughes, Errol Kurtz, Alexis LaMarre, Daniele LaRocca

Grade 11 High Honors: Eleanor Arsenault, Kevin Belgard, Abigail Bergdoll, Wesley Burton, Mona Bussell, Ethan Duplisea, Ryan Engelhardt, Kate-Lynn George, Jamin Gerry, Mitchell Hallee, Xianfeng Josh Han, Eric Hathaway, Thong Minh Mike Ho, Lanie Howes, Chang Hyun Charlie Ji, Chenhao Jerry Ju, Kiersten Klein, Rachel Lanzikos, Jessica Leibowitz, Ana Gallardo Lopez, Cassandra Meservey, Cassandra Miller, Hoang Quynh Chau Annie Nguyen, Hoa Le Thai Harry Pham, Quan Peter Qi, Lien My Sana Tran, Aubrey Whisnant, Yangyang Torres Zhou

Grade 10 Highest Honors: Vu Yen Linh Ho, Marina Victoria Pascual Izquierdo, Gregory Vigue, Diyun DiDi Wang

Grade 10 High Honors: Harmony Austin, Brianna Ballard, Courtney Barker, Julia Bluhm, Alexis Caldwell, Mikayla Carr, Leah Carron, Austin Cochran, Hannah Cunningham, Abigail DeSchiffart, Tyler DeViller, Sophia Flynn, Mia Fox, Amanda Hays, Hannah Holtsclaw, Yitong Anna Liu, Amelia McCannell, Braden Monteyro, Sudarsna Mukund, Megan Noble, Ellis Reuter, Logan Rollins, Hailey Stewart, Emma Zerba, Guanxing Chris Zhu

Grade 9 Highest Honors: Brayden Rollins

Grade 9 High Honors: Gabrielle Benedetto, Abigail Bernier, Jinfeng Ding, Lindsey Eldredge, Georgy Khvtisavrishvili, Marshall Lawler, Keely Manzo, Seth Mason, Summer Moody, Aidan Peacock, Carter Pearl, Sebastian Peill-Meininghaus, Emily Richmond, Jessica Smith, Brandon Stevens, Breanna True, Hunter Wintle

Grade 9 Honors: Eric Dugas, Clark Morrison, Jack Reed

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