Gonk.Arts

The Blog of the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department


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Music Department Tours NYC

Recently, the music department participated in a 3-day tour of NYC with 67 of our music students. The choir, band and orchestra performed in NYC at two very impressive venues: St. John the Divine Cathedral and St. Paul the Apostle Church. The trips activities were socially and musically educational and our students represented our community well in NYC.

Some of the highlights of the trip included: our performances, attending School of Rock the Musical, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square and Central Park and the 9/11 Memorial Museum.


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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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Algoncapella At Wick Choral Festival

Algoncapella performed on Saturday, January 27 at the Wick Choral Festival at St. Mark’s School in Southborough. They were one of eight high school groups who performed that night and were treated to a performance by the award-winning Nor’Easters from Northeastern University. This is the third year that they’ve performed at this Festival. The Myron A. Wick, Jr. Choral Festival is a two evening a cappella festival offered annually in memory of SM alumnus Myron A. Wick ’33, and in honor of his lifelong enjoyment of singing. It was established in 1992 through the generosity of the Wick family and friends. The Festival always includes an audience singalong of Lida Rose, Myron Wick’s favorite song.


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Fall Instrumental Concert

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 7:30pm all Instrumental ensembles will perform in their first concert of the year at Algonquin Regional High School. The concert will feature performances by: Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, Jazz II, and Jazz I. Tickets are $5 for adults/$3 students. NSMA members free with your $50 membership fee. 


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NSMA MEA Applications

Want to start taking private music lessons? Looking for financial assistance in paying for your current lessons? Have an eye on a great summer music camp?  Apply for a Music Enrichment Award, funded by the Northborough-Southborough Music Association. Applications are due to your music teacher no later than October 14, 2016.