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The Blog of the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department


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STRING-O-RAMA 2019

On Tuesday, January 15 at 7pm, the Southborough and Algonquin Music programs will be holding String-o-Rama in the Trottier gymnasium. This event will feature performances by our youngest Southborough string students (in their first public performance) all the way up to our Algonquin students in String Orchestra. The concert is a vertical audio snapshot of the string instrumental music curriculum. It is designed to quickly take the audience through the progression of learning from grades 3-12. The evening will conclude with a grand finale:all string musicians performing a piece together! Please consider joining us for this great event!


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Holiday Festival Concert, Dec 20

Our annual Holiday Festival Concert will be held tonight, Thursday, December 20. The night will begin with light music in the lobby and rotunda area with light refreshments and student artwork displays around 6:30pm. At 7pm, the sit-down concert in the auditorium will feature some Holiday favorites like “Mele Kalikimaka,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening” performed by Jazz I, String and Full Orchestra, Camerata Singers, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Mixed Chorus. The evening will conclude with our traditional grand finale: “White Christmas.” All chorus an orchestra alumni are invited to join us on stage for the final number.


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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!