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CHICAGO: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION is coming to Algonquin!

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Set in the legendary city during the roaring jazz hot 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma is serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two have been having an affair. Driven chorus girl Roxie has been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve.

The show will open on Thursday, December 6 at 7pm, and will run until Saturday evening.

Tickets are now available online at: https://arhschicago.brownpapertickets.com

or in the ARHS main office. $10 for students, $15 for adults


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ARHS Pep Band/8th Grade Exchange

On Friday, October 5, the ARHS Pep Band, under the direction of Mrs Amy Collins and Mr Eric Vincent, invited 8th grade musicians from both Trottier and Melican Middle Schools to sit in with the band and perform at the football game! The evening started with a pizza party in the school cafeteria, a quick rehearsal in the bandroom, and then a fun time by all performing in the stands at the game. This night was sponsored by the Northborough-Southborough Music Association- they provided the pizza and an Algonquin Music shirt for all participation 8th graders!


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Jazz Combo Performs At Golf Tournament

On Monday, October 1, members of the Algonquin Jazz I Band, under the direction of Mr. Eric Vincent, played at the St. Rose Golf Tournament at the Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston. The Algonquin band has been providing entertainment at the annual event for over a decade. The golf tournament raises money for youth services in the community.

Students involved were:

Scott Alberti- trombone

Ethan Cardillo- guitar

Jason Goguen- drums

Jared Lin- alto sax

Jason Michalik- tenor sax

Justin Moyer- trumpet

Mateo Oyola- bari sax