PORTLAND – Low-Flying Airplanes from Yarmouth High School won the title of Best High School Band in Maine on Saturday night at the Rock Off finals at Port City Music Hall.

The quartet is made up of lead singer Andrew Gabrielson, who also plays guitar and trombone; Dan Wiggins, who sings backup vocals and plays instruments including bass and keyboards; Mike Cormier on drums; and Pat Vigue on bass.

The folk rock band, which won in a field of six finalists, took home $1,000 in cash and other prizes. Those prizes include a gig as the opening act for this Saturday night’s Paranoid Social Club show at Port City Music Hall and slots on the Maine Academy of Modern Music stage at the Old Port Fest and a Rock on Concerts production in Boston.

Other winners in Saturday night’s finals were:

Lee Larson of Falmouth-based Phantom Companion as Best Keyboardist.

Dustin Ellis of Calais-based Shattick as Best Vocalist.

Will Maxwell of Cheverus High-based Pilgrimage as Best Guitarist.

John Lyden of the Kennebunk-based Mousam River Ramblers as Best Bassist.

David Vitali of Freeport-based The Loudest Mime as Best Drums.

Gabe Terracciano of Cheverus-based Pilgrimage as Best Miscellaneous Instrument-Violin.

The event, in its 26th year, was sponsored by the Maine Academy of Modern Music, the Portland Music Foundation and MaineToday.com.


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