BOSTON — Cheverus, South Portland, Brunswick and Brewer high schools were among several Maine schools, which stood out at last weekend’s 44th annual Berklee High School Jazz Festival in Boston.

More than 3,000 students and 200 bands and vocal ensembles from across North America competed for $175,000 in scholarships to Berklee’s five-week summer performance program.

Cheverus High School’s Soulstice, an a cappella jazz ensemble, placed second in their division, according to Chris Humphrey, Cheverus’ band director. The group consists of three girls and three boys, including Nathan Caso, a bass singer who was cited for outstanding musicianship in his division.

Craig Skeffington, South Portland High School’s band director, said the school’s jazz band placed second in Berklee’s Large Ensemble division behind Brewer High School.

South Portland has consistently competed at a high level in the Berklee competition, finishing first in Large Ensemble in 2009.

Brunswick High School placed third in last weekend’s Large Ensemble category.