Gonk.Arts

The Blog of the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department


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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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Fine & Performing Arts Double Header! October 25

The new Business of Art Thru Gallery Management class has decided to focus its first show around the topic of “abandoned, lost & forgotten.” They hope to draw peer interest from the season, with the reception a week prior to Halloween. They researched and contacted artists to lend their work, and will host the reception on Oct 25th from 5:30-7pm.

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It’s a Fine & Performing Arts double-header! After visiting the “Abandoned, Lost & Forgotten” exhibit, walk on down to the ARHS auditorium for the Fall Chorus Concert!

The Fall Choral Concert is on October 25 at 7:30 pm, in the ARHS auditorium.  The curricular students will present World music from South Africa, Japan, Spain, Eastern Europe and Nigeria.  There will be American folk songs and spirituals as well as madrigals from England.  There will be percussion ensembles, a student accompanist and vocal soloist from grades 9-12.  The grand finale will be a giant barbershop style version of Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da by Lennon and McCartney.  The concert also features three after-school groups, Ladies First, Algoncappella and A-Gents, singing pop tunes that they’ve arranged and prepared.


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Coming soon….

Coming soon, to a high school theater near you (November 30, December 1, and December 2 at 7pm):

Legally Blonde the musical! It’s a story of girl meets boy and gets dumped.  She attempts to win him back but, along the way, realizes her worth and her own ambitions far exceed his evaluation of her.  She ends up with the self-confidence and grit to earn a law degree from Harvard and, of course, find true love since this IS a musical.

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First Gig of the Year!

Students from Mr. Eric Vincent’s Jazz Improv class had their first “gig” of the year on Monday, October 2 at the Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston. They performed an hour of jazz music at the St. Rose of Lima charity golf tournament. The annual event raises money for youth services within the local community, and it provides an opportunity for our music students to put what they do in the classroom to use in a real world setting. IMG_3969

Students involved were:

Ethan Cardillo, gr 10, guitar

Mateo Oyola, gr 10, bari sax

Justin Moyer, gr 11, trumpet

Ahren Shreeve, gr 12, guitar

Maya Sagarin, gr 11, trombone

Mikey Robertson, gr 12, alto sax

Ayah Bashmeh, gr 10, bass

Arthur Andreev, gr 10, drums


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Pep Band Performances!

The ARHS Pep Band, under the direction of Ms. Amy Collins and Mr. Eric Vincent, paraded down the streets of Northborough on September 17 in the Applefest Parade. The students endured some unseasonable hot temperatures, but were able to “Push It” all the way to the end. You can see the Pep Band again, parading down Main Street in Southborough for the Heritage Day Parade on October 9th and at the Homecoming Football game on Friday, October 13th. Go T-Hawks!


Photos by Jeff Slovin