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Mountain Top Music’s


Thank you to all who supported and participated in this wonderful evening. Stay tuned for our 2019 plans! 

The Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine's premier Big Band ensemble.

The Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier Big Band ensemble.


The PJO features the great sounds of Basie, Ellington, Herman, Kenton, and more, live – and lively!

Sunday, September 16, 2018
at Stone Mountain Arts Center,
695 Dugway Rd,
Brownfield, ME

5 PM – open bar with beer, wine, light appetizers, and fun conversation (included in your reservation)

6 PM – open bar continues with full buffet dinner (included in your reservation)

7:30 PM – Big Band swing music, dancing, dessert

Festive dress

We will attempt to accommodate requests to be seated with other attendees, please list their names in the “optional comments” box on your reservation form. Please recognize that at this late date we may not be able to accommodate your request. 

With only a few seats left, patrons are likely to be seated in the balcony, up a short flight of stairs from the dance floor and buffet level. If you have mobility concerns and are unable to be seated in the balcony, please let us know that in the “optional comments” box on the reservation form. 


Become a Gala Sponsor – $1,000
(includes 2 tickets, program recognition, and preferred concert seating)

Gala Sponsorship

Proceeds support Mountain Top’s mission to bring music to all in the Mount Washington Valley.


Started in 2004 and now under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 18-piece jazz ensemble performs both traditional and contemporary music. The PJO features classic works from the Big Band libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton and many others. The PJO also enjoys playing works written by its members, including Craig Skeffington, Willie Johnson, Chris Humphrey and Terry White, in addition to literature composed by jazz artists including Tom Kubis, Matt Harris, Bob Mintzer, Bill Holman and Maria Schneider.

Members of the PJO are professional musicians, many of whom have performed, recorded and toured with artists including Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Bob Mintzer, Marvin Stamm, Barry Manilow, Roberta Flack, the Temptations, the Artie Shaw Orchestra, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Mike Sakash, Mountain Top saxophone teacher and jazz history presenter, is a long-time PJO member and leads the incredible sax section.

Mike Sakash, Mountain Top saxophone teacher and jazz history presenter, is a long-time PJO member and leads the incredible sax section.

Mountain Top Soprano-level business sponsor Stone Mountain Arts Center will host this year's Gala.

Mountain Top Soprano-level business sponsor Stone Mountain Arts Center will host this year’s Gala.


Nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains, the Stone Mountain Arts Center is a beautiful timber frame music hall hosting national acts up close and personal in an equally beautiful setting.

This unique space is located just over the border from NH in Brownfield, Maine. Stone Mountain Arts Center is 15 minutes from North Conway NH, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Portland Maine, 2 1/2 hours from Boston, and 1 1/2 hours from Portsmouth NH.

Directions to SMAC


The green “CONCERT SCHEDULE AND RESERVATIONS” button on this page will take you to a schedule of concerts. There is no need to sign in to view the schedule, but when you click “Add to Cart” to reserve seats, you will be asked to sign in with a user ID and password. If you have bought a concert ticket in the last several years, that info was emailed to you on or around April 26, 2018. If you have misplaced your info, click on “Forgot” and enter the primary email for your household (the one that receives concert directions and/or invoices from Mt Top). That address will then receive an email with your credentials (you may have to check your spam).  You can also call our office between 10 and 5  Monday through Thursday and we will give you your information. If you are a new user (never registered for a lesson, purchased a concert ticket, or recently donated to Mountain Top), you must create an account in order to purchase a concert ticket. You will receive email confirmation of your payment.

A few hints:

  • The Firefox browser is not supported, and the system is not optimized for mobile devices, although it may work OK on tablets.
  • To see concerts in chronological order, select Sort By Start Date in the upper-right corner of the listing screen.
  • Ignore any references to selecting a “pay plan.”

IMPORTANT: When making a credit card payment, please the note the check box below. If left unchecked, your credit card will be securely saved in our system, and will replace any card we currently have on file.


Please indicate any seating or other special requests in the “optional comments” section of the payment form. If you would like to be seated with other guests, please provide their names and we will do our best to seat you together.