Gonk.Arts

The Blog of the Algonquin Fine & Performing Arts Department


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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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2020 Alumni Art Show

Come view the 2020 Alumni Art Show at the Gallery of the Boroughs in C211!
This diverse collection of work features digital art, photography, fibers, ceramics, glass, illustration, and printmaking. The gallery will be open throughout the school day for students and after school until 2:30 for public viewing. It will be up through the end of February, so hurry in to view the work, and see what Algonquin graduates are doing with art in their lives! Don’t forget to sign the guestbook, too!
This show was coordinated and curated by two students, Natalie MacDonald and Logan Fossey. They worked extremely hard to bring this show together over the last few months. With some last-minute help from our 2nd semester Gallery class students, the show came out beautifully.
Want to know more about how to be part of our gallery team? Would you like to help select the artists we showcase? We meet after school on Thursdays until 2:30 in C201. Or join the class for next school year, sign up for Gallery & Marketing during course selection in March! Hope to see you soon!


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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

Great-Hall-concert-set-up

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.