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Amherst Regional Middle School, 170 Chestnut St. Amherst, MA 01002
Amherst Regional High School, 21 Mattoon St. Amherst, MA 01002

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John Bechtold, Department Chair
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Recent News


Congratulations to Annie and Madeline George '92 - a finalist in the same category - for their outstanding contributions to American theater!  Both cite their time at ARHS under the guidance of former drama teacher John Warthen as the inspiration for their current careers.  Read more about it here.


The ARHS Chorale wins for top high school chorus award at WGBY's Together in Song
The Chorale, ARHS' upper-level chorus for boys and girls, won the award for outstanding high school chorus.  The finals, which pits the winners from all categories against each other will be held on Sunday, April 27th from 7-9.  Please check them out and VOTE for you favorite group in the finals!  More info available here.

The ARHS Hurricane Singers and Chorale take gold!  
Under the direction of Anita Cooper, both of the ARHS ensembles earned top ratings at the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association's 24th Annual Choral Festival on April 4th.  Congrats to all!

ARHS Alums Starring in Area College Shows
Now is the perfect chance to see some theater around the valley.  Go catch Miguel Paredes '13 as Mark in Mt. Holyoke's Theater Department production of Rent and Emma Ayres '11as Peter Pan in the eponymous UMass Theater Department production.


Congrats to our cast, crew, pit and production team for Shrek: The Musical!  With a cast of 85 students and a lot of work off-stage, it was a great success.  Photos are here!

Congrats to our All-State participants!  Six ARHS students represented the school as members in the Massachusetts All-State Chorus, Band and Orchestra in March. 

The Amherst Bulletin and Hampshire Gazette ran a wonderful article on our very active alums in the Performing Arts.  Check it out here!

Libby Woodbridge '05 takes on House of Cards as Megan Hennesey!  You can catch Libby in the last five episodes of Season 2. 

Ebon Moss-Bachrach '94 featured on HBO's Girls!
Ebon is playing Desi, a friend of Adam Sackler's and appears in five episodes of Season 3.







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