Gonk.Arts

The Blog of the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department


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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


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Wegmans…THE MUSICAL 2.0!

Overview:  “Wegmans…THE MUSICAL”  was written in 2012 by Maura Morrison’s Advanced Drama class after the town of Northboro welcomed the first Wegmans store in Massachusetts.  It’s the story of twin brothers both managing competing supermarkets in Northboro.  One is wildly jealous of the splash Wegmans makes in town and plots to destroy its success.  There is also a couple who gets engaged in the store (this really happened)  and a missing elderly man in the frozen foods aisle .  The songs include parodies from RENT, Les Miserables, Wicked, Hamilton and Eminem.  Six years have passed since Wegmans… THE MUSICAL hit the Algonquin stage. Can you believe they’re letting them do this again?!  This minimally updated version is shamelessly called; Wegmans… THE MUSICAL 2.0!
 
Location:  Algonquin Auditorium, 79 Bartlett Street,  Northboro, MA
 
Dates:  Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8 @7pm
Seats are free- donations appreciated