Mara Walker

Want to receive a musical "telegram" -- an instrumental visit from Arlington High School musicians?

Sign up for one, and you can help the AHS Madrigal Singers, Honors Orchestra and Jazz Band pay for their European performance tour, set for February. Each telegram is $40 -- additional donations are accepted.

Singing telegrams are to be performed Saturday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Instrumental telegrams are set for Sunday, Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Having a holiday party at work or home? Hire AHS musicians to entertain the guests.

A small group of singers or instrumentalists (your choice) will visit your friend or family member at any Arlington address and deliver a three-song musical telegram, along with a message from the sender (outside or inside the residence).

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As of Dec. 14, $2,295 had been raised of the $15,000 goal.

You can expect to receive a confirmed time slot by Friday, Dec 16.

For the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, AHS performing arts students in the Madrigal Singers, Honors Orchestra, and Jazz Band have the opportunity to embark on an educational and musical trip to Europe.

Led by AHS faculty Tino D'Agostino and Mara Walker (in photo), students will visit world-renowned cultural venues such as La Scala opera house in Milan. They will collaborate with and perform for fellow musicians in Varese, Italy, and Lugano, Switzerland.

Questions? Want to send a telegram to a neighboring town, or on a different date? Contact Christine Thielman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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