The temperature is certain to soar this weekend in Millinocket as students from throughout Maine converge on Stearns High School for the Maine Music Educators Association’s State High School Instrumental Jazz Festival. The state’s hottest student musicians – including five jazz bands from Cape Elizabeth and three from South Portland – are traveling north to show their chops at the two-day festival. Scarborough musicians, who also qualified for the state festival, opted instead to head south this weekend, to the Berklee College of Music’s jazz festival in Boston. See full story, page XXX.

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