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The Blog of the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department


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Algonquin Instrumental Groups to Perform at Mechanics Hall

All four of the Algonquin Instrumental groups: Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and String Orchestra will be performing in the MICCA Gold Medal Showcase at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA. These groups were invited to attend this performance based on their superior ratings at the MICCA Festival on March 24.

Please join us on Sunday April 8 at Mechanics Hall to celebrate the accomplishments of our fine musicians. The Algonquin groups are scheduled to perform at 4pm. The organizers of the event noted the Showcase may run ahead of schedule and there is the potential for the Algonquin time slot to begin at 3:30pm- so get there early to grab a seat. Admission is free!!


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Congrats & Bravo!

This past weekend, 7 curricular Music ensembles from Algonquin performed at the MICCA (Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association) Festival. The Choral ensembles performed at Westborough High School and the Instrumental groups performed at Hopkinton High School. All groups performed before a panel of adjudicators and received feedback and a clinic following the performance.

The groups impressed the adjudicators with their musicality and spirit! Congratulations for our ensembles, who proudly represented Algonquin:

Mixed Chorus- Bronze

Concert Choir- Silver

Camerata Singers- Silver

Concert Band- Gold

Symphonic Band- Gold

String Orchestra- Gold

Wind Ensemble- Gold

The groups receiving Gold medals will be invited to perform in the Gold Medal Showcase at either Symphony Hall or Mechanics Hall.


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MAJE Jazz Festival

The Algonquin music department hosted the Central District MAJE Jazz Festival on Monday, March 12. Eight bands performed for a panel of adjudicators, and received feedback and a clinic after their performances. Algonquin Jazz II, under the direction of Henry Morel received a silver medal and the Algonquin Jazz I, under the direction of Eric Vincent, received a silver medal. The Jazz I Band was invited to perform at the MAJE State Finals on Sunday March 18 at Norwood High School. The band received a bronze medal at States. Congrats to all involved!


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Fine Arts Expo

During all three lunches on March 19, 20, and 21, the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department celebrated Youth Art Month and Music In The Schools Month by showcasing some serious student talent! All students were invited to view live art-making in action, zen doodles, get a temporary tattoo, and hear some live music through lunch. Students also received free “make room for the arts” stickers! Special thanks to the National Art Honors Society and Tri-M Music Honors Society for coordinating this special event.

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