Gonk.Arts

The Blog of the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department


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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


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Algonquin students perform at Mechanics Hall


This past Saturday 23 Algonquin students performed in the Massachusetts Central District Music Festival Concert. Algonquin was well represented in each of the four performing groups: chorus, jazz band, orchestra and concert band. The students rehearsed throughout the school week with other talented musicians from Central Mass and worked with exceptional music educators and conductors on high level repertoire. 

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the festival after being selected through audition: Abby Barnes, RaiAnn Bu, Kevin Dai, Jason Goguen, Jennifer Lee, Charlie McLarnon, Merry Qian, Maya Sagarin, Nellie Zhang, Jamie Moschella, Ahren Shreeve, Christina Iverson, Veronika Jaster, Andrea Jiang, Grace Liu, Maria Tu, Eilene Wen, Bridget Brady, Nicole Dobberpuhl, Rachel Fainkichen, Kara Hadden, Soraya Hafiani, Harry Marble


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Holiday Concert

The annual Holiday Concert will be held on Thursday, December 22nd in the Algonquin Regional High School auditorium at 7:30pm. Prior to the concert starts, small groups will perform in the lobby and rotunda area and light refreshments will be served. ARHS student artwork will be displayed and NAHS calendars will be available for purchase. 

The concert will feature performances by: Mixed Chorus, A-Gents, Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Camerata Singers, Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble I.  The concert will conclude with the combined grand finale of White Christmas and all alumni are invited to the stage to perform with the groups. 

Tickets are $5 for adults/$3 for students and senior citizens. NSMA members are free. 


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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.