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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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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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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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Legally Blonde opens Thursday, November 30th!

Coming to ARHS November 30, December 1, December 2 at 7pm: Legally Blonde the Musical! It’s the age-old story of girl meets boy… and gets dumped. She attempts to win him back but realizes along the way that her self worth and own ambitions far exceed his value of her. She ends up with the self-confidence and grit to earn a law degree from Harvard and, of course, finding true love, since this IS a musical.

Catch the show that reminds us to keep it positive! Advance tickets are available online at: https://legallyblondearhs.bpt.me or in the main office at ARHS.


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Fall Instrumental Concert, November 1 at 7:30pm

The Fall Instrumental Concert is on Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30pm in the ARHS auditorium. The Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Ensemble II will all make their debut performances for the 2017-2018 school year. Students will perform folk songs such as Danny Boy and Ahrirang (Korean Folk Song), orchestral transcriptions: Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D Major, and some Latin jazz classics.

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