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Remembering a legacy

February 20, 2014 10:30:52 AM
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Five years ago, the Algonquin community suffered the sudden loss of their longtime music teacher. Dennis Wrenn died on a student trip to Greece, February 20, 2009.

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Benches and plaque dedicated to Dennis Wrenn

December 17, 2010 11:00:47 AM
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Longtime Algonquin music director Dennis Wrenn left an indelible mark on the lives of many – myself included. Last night with friends and supporters in attendance, a set of benches and a memorial plaque were dedicated in his honor in the foyer of the Algonquin auditorium.

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Dennis Wrenn to be honored at holiday concert on Thursday

December 14, 2010 10:29:41 AM
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It’s a holiday celebration that will no doubt be bittersweet. At Algonquin on Thursday in the midst of an an evening of art, music, and holiday cheer, a plaque and bench will be dedicated in memory of longtime music director Dennis Wrenn.

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Regional school committee clears roadblock to honoring former music director

May 20, 2010 11:09:49 AM

Since he passed away unexpectedly on a school trip to Greece last year, friends and relatives of longtime Algonquin music director Dennis Wrenn have pushed to name one of the performing arts spaces at Algonquin in his honor. Earlier this week, they learned that wasn’t going to happen because the district’s naming policy imposes a 5-year waiting period. Upon hearing the news, dozens took to Facebook to express their disappointment.

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Regional school committee looks for naming suggestions

March 26, 2010 09:33:21 AM

When Dennis Wrenn died last year, many in the community called for the Algonquin auditorium to be named in his honor. Turns out the regional school committee has a policy and procedure for how buildings or parts of buildings get named. They even have a subcommittee.

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Update on plans to memorialize Dennis Wrenn

October 5, 2009 12:00:14 PM

Not long after the death of beloved music director Dennis Wrenn last February, many suggested that the Algonquin auditorium should be renamed in his honor. “I’m completely in favor of some sort of memorial,” Superintendent Charles Gobron told me at the start of school this year. But what that memorial will be is still to […]

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Memorial poster for Dennis Wrenn

July 2, 2009 02:11:58 PM

Southborough resident Sue Teplansky has created a memorial poster for Algonquin music director Dennis Wrenn who died earlier this year. The full-size poster measures 11×17 and costs $20. A portion of the proceeds go toward the Dennis Wrenn Scholarship Fund. You can find more information, including how to order the poster, on Sue’s website.

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Photos from Dennis Wrenn musical tribute

April 16, 2009 09:16:28 AM

The Northborough-Southborough Music Association (NSMA) has posted photos from last month’s musical tribute to Dennis Wrenn, the Algonquin music director who died while on a school trip to Greece. You can view the photos on the NSMA website.

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Reminder: Musical tribute for Dennis Wrenn on Monday

March 27, 2009 01:08:37 PM

The Metrowest Daily News has more details on Monday’s musical tribute for Dennis Wrenn, the Algonquin music director who died last month on a school trip to Greece. The tribute will feature performances by students, alumni, colleagues, and friends. The tribute will be held at Mechanics Hall in Worcester and is free, but organizers recommended […]

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Musical tribute for Dennis Wrenn

March 17, 2009 09:39:59 AM

Details about the musical tribute for Algonquin music director Dennis Wrenn have been announced. The tribute will be held on Monday, March 30 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. It will be celebration of Mr. Wrenn’s life with music, memories, and photographs. Students, colleagues, friends, and family will participate. If you […]

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Saying farewell to Mr. Wrenn

March 9, 2009 03:14:04 PM

Algonquin music director Dennis Wrenn was laid to rest at Pine Grove cemetery in Grafton this morning. Services were held beforehand at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Buses carried Algonquin students to the funeral. Photos above by Jennifer Lord Paluzzi, Greatergrafton.com. (Thanks, Jenn) On a Facebook tribute page to Mr. Wrenn, his daughter Elizabeth Nichols thanked […]

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Naming the Algonquin auditorium for Dennis Wrenn, and more on tributes

March 5, 2009 01:19:53 PM

The Northborough-Southborough Music Association (NSMA) is leading the effort to rename the Algonquin auditorium in Dennis Wrenn’s honor, but they’ll have to wait a while to do it. The school has a policy that instructs officials to wait 6 to 12 months before recommending commemorations for those who have passed. So, later this year Superintendent […]

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Funeral arrangements for Dennis Wrenn

March 2, 2009 01:55:09 PM

Dates and times for Algonquin music director Dennis Wrenn’s wake, funeral, and memorial service have finally been set. His daughter Jessica Wrenn Still posted the following details on Facebook: Arrangements for my father are finally coming together. His wake will be held on Sunday, March 8th, at Britton-Wallace Funeral Home in Auburn, MA. It is […]

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Early info on funeral arrangements for Dennis Wrenn

February 27, 2009 06:42:58 AM

Many of you have been waiting for information about funeral arrangements for Dennis Wrenn. Dates aren’t set yet, but Susan Peghiny Faccenda, co-president of the Northborough-Southborough Music Association (NSMA), passed along this information: Arrangements to celebrate Dennis’ life and work are taking shape.  Although final dates, locations and active participants need to be determined, this […]

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