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Huntley High singers to take part in barbershop concert

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A group of Huntley High School juniors will perform alongside two barbershop groups from Sun City at tonight's The New Tradition Chorus Show, Broadway Four and More in the Huntley High School's Performing Arts Center.

The New Tradition Chorus is a Northbrook-based men's chorus that has won numerous awards, including 19 medals in the Barbershop Harmony Society's International Chorus Contest. The group has enjoyed a run of eight silver medals, followed by a gold in 2001, that is unrivaled.

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The show starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Tickets are $14 at the door and $8 for students. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

The students, Christian Aldrige, Brody Burkhart, Zach Polentini and Chris O'Meara, will sing in a quartet named The Shark Set. The two Sun City groups are the Sun-Tones and One More Time.

Songs performed today will be taken from Broadway classics like "Les Miserables," "Guys and Dolls," "West Side Story" and "George M. Cohan Tonight." The groups will also perform patriotic songs to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.

The Huntley High School Performing Arts Center is at 13719 Harmony Road, Huntley. For details, call the Sun City Community Desk at (847) 515-7650.

D300 schedule: Community Unit District 300 is again talking about schedule changes for middle and high school students in 2012-2013.

The district seeks community input on the changes, which the district says will align it with the new generation of assessments slated for the 2014-2015 school year and also better prepared students for college and the workforce.

Under the proposed eight-period schedule, students would operate on a two-semester year instead of the current four-term year. That way, the long gaps between courses that some students experience will be eliminated. It's during those long periods when students forget what they previously learned. Teachers and students then spend the first part of the course catching up.

The first public forum om high school schedule changes is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in the main gym at Jacobs High School, 2601 Bunker Hill Drive, Algonquin.

Administration will again present the proposed changes and then answer questions from the audience.

Feedback from the community is welcome over the next few weeks.

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