Mt. Blue High School’s music program is one of the best in the state. Programs such as string orchestra, concert band, and chorus rehearse during school hours and are free of charge. These ensembles perform in three free public concerts each year. The teachers are welcoming to students of all levels and provide numerous opportunities outside of the classroom.
The school’s concert band provides a musical opportunity for students who play instruments in the brass, woodwind, and percussion families. Taking place at the same time as orchestra rehearsals, the group is directed by Karen Beacham. The Concert Band provides a wide variety of music for large band ensembles and sometimes features soloists. It provides an exciting and educational challenge for students of all levels and also gives them the chance to audition for Jazz Band, which provides more performance opportunities in a wide range of venues. Students are also given the opportunity to audition for groups outside of the school such as the Kennebec Valley Music Festival and All State.