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Algonquin Students Selected for Central District Music Festival

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Congratulations to the following students, who auditioned for and were selected into the 2020 Massachusetts Central District Music Festival (CDMMEA).  They will perform in a concert on Saturday, January 18th at Mechanics Hall.

Ayah Basmeh: clarinet, Anastasia Gaskamp: bass clarinet *, Cam Jackson: tuba, Anna Roumiantsev: clarinet *, Gracie Sheng: oboe, Scott Alberti: jazz trombone *,  Andrew Lee: jazz trumpet *, Madeline Jiang: violin, Justin Wang: violin *,  Preston Green: bass *, Hannah O’Grady: soprano *, Miranda Slingluff: alto, Sravya Tanikella: alto *, Matt Webster: bass, Aimee Yu, alto *

* All-State recommendation

Students receiving an All-State recommendation scored in the top 50% of students selected to Central District.  They will audition in January for potential placement into the Massachusetts All-State Music Festival in March.


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MAMMA MIA! Nov 21, 22, 23

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Algonquin Regional High School’s Fine & Performing Arts Department is ABBA-solutely excited to present MAMMA MIA!

November 21, 22 and 23 @7pm ARHS  JFK Auditorium

Come Take a Chance on this Broadway smash and international hit musical told through ABBA’s timeless hits that will make you feel like a Dancing Queen and a Super Trouper! This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

Tickets  available at https://arhsmammamia.brownpapertickets.com or in the main office at Algonquin.

 


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Fall Instrumental Concert

 

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Please join us for the Fall Instrumental Music Concert on October 30 at 7pm in the Algonquin Auditorium.  The concert will feature performances by Concert Band, Symphonic Band, String Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz II and Jazz I.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and NSMA members are free.

The concert will feature a variety of music selections from standard classical repertoire, folks song and jazz.  A new piece will be premiered, written by Algonquin senior Abigael McCue.  The students have been working hard for the past several weeks and look forward to sharing their work with an audience.

 


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Fall Choral Concert, October 23

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Tonight, October 23, the Choral Groups of the Algonquin Fine and Performing Arts Department will present their annual World of Song Concert.  The concert starts at 7 pm, admission if $5 for adults, $3 for students, and NSMA members are free.  Several student guest artists from instrumental music will join us, such as Justin Wang on violin, Karmyn Shreeve on bass and Eva Naik on flute.  There will be solo singers from Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Mixed Chorus, Camerata, AGents, and student run Ladies First, and Algoncappella.
The students will be singing in French, Italian, Spanish and Russian.  Spanish and French students coached the diction in those languages. Students are proud of their work and excited to share with an audience! We hope you can join us.