Coming this weekend: ARHS’ annual Harmony Brigade concert and Applefest

by beth on September 17, 2015

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Above: Algonquin is again timing its annual a capella concert with the Harmony Brigade to take place over Northborough’s Applefest weekend (Right photo posted to Facebook by NSMA)

Northborough’s big annual community event is Applefest. This year, it takes place Friday, September 18 – Sunday, September 20. (Scroll down for their list of official events.)

I don’t cover festivals in most communities outside our town. But our high school’s strong ties to Applefest make this festival an exception.

Harmony_brigade_concert_posterOne example of those ties is ARHS’ 4th annual hosting of the New England Harmony Brigade.

The a capella concert includes the 100 man Harmony Brigade Chorus and Algonquin choral groups. This year it also features award winning quartets Downtown Crossing and Taken 4 Granite.

It’s not an official Applefest event, but is timed to coincide with festivities. The concert will take place at Algonquin at 6:00 pm on Friday. 

You can pre-purchase tickets by clicking here. Tickets are $15 (or free for students 18 and under).

Other Algonquin ties are seen through special fundraising events, some of which support the school or scholarships.

20150916_ARHS_cheerleadersSchool organizations also frequently make use of booths at the street fair to raise funds. (Like T-Hawk cheerleaders to the right, captured on Facebook at last year’s event.)

Here’s the full list of Applefest Events: 

Friday, September 18, 2015:

  • Luncheon
  • Bake-Off
  • PTO Children’s Event
  • Applefest Gala (Northborough Education Foundation fundraiser – sold out)

Saturday, September 19, 2015:

  • 5K Road Race
  • Parade
  • Street Fair
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Woman’s Group Yard Sale
  • American Legion Chicken BBQ
  • Saturday Night Barbecue and Concert
  • Saturday Night Fireworks
  • Contra Dance
  • Junior Woman’s Apple Pie Cafe
  • Art and Bloom
  • Olde Tyme Luncheon
  • Roaming Train
  • Trinity Craft Fair
  • Nativity Concert
  • Friends of Library Side Walk Book Sale

Sunday, September 20, 2015:

  • Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast
  • Classic Car Show
  • Art and Bloom
  • Ice Cream Social

For details, visit the Applefest website.

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