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The Blog of the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department


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Winter Instrumental Concert, February 12 at 7pm

Please join the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department for the Winter Instrumental Concert. The concert will be at 7pm on Wednesday, February 12 in the ARHS auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and NSMA members free.

The evening will feature performances by the following groups: Wind Ensemble, Jazz II, Orchestra, Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Jazz I.

The students have been preparing for this performance for the past 11 weeks and are excited to share their work with a great audiences. Repertoire by Mozart, Bernstein, Mackey, Bizet and Grundman will be featured.


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All-State Musicians

Congratulations to the following students, who were selected after an extensive audition process, to participate in the 2020 All-State Music Festival. These students will attend all-day rehearsal on Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6 in Boston. They will perform alongside other amazing musicians from across Massachusetts in a concert at Symphony Hall on March 7th.

Justin Wang, violin

Hannah O’Grady, voice


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Holiday Festival Tonight, 12/19

Join the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department in their annual Holiday Festival, Thursday December 19 at Algonquin Regional High School. Small ensembles will perform in the rotunda and lobby areas starting at 7pm, while cookies are served and Art is displayed by Algonquin art students. At 7:30pm the concert in the auditorium will begin. The choirs, orchestra and Jazz I Band will perform some Holiday favorites. Our traditional finale continues: alumni are invited to join in the combined grand chorus with orchestra rendition of White Christmas. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, NSMA members are free.


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Algonquin Students Selected for Central District Music Festival

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Congratulations to the following students, who auditioned for and were selected into the 2020 Massachusetts Central District Music Festival (CDMMEA).  They will perform in a concert on Saturday, January 18th at Mechanics Hall.

Ayah Basmeh: clarinet, Anastasia Gaskamp: bass clarinet *, Cam Jackson: tuba, Anna Roumiantsev: clarinet *, Gracie Sheng: oboe, Scott Alberti: jazz trombone *,  Andrew Lee: jazz trumpet *, Madeline Jiang: violin, Justin Wang: violin *,  Preston Green: bass *, Hannah O’Grady: soprano *, Miranda Slingluff: alto, Sravya Tanikella: alto *, Matt Webster: bass, Aimee Yu, alto *

* All-State recommendation

Students receiving an All-State recommendation scored in the top 50% of students selected to Central District.  They will audition in January for potential placement into the Massachusetts All-State Music Festival in March.