Final CAPA Meeting is May 24 – Newcomers welcome!

Thursday, May 24, 7:30pm
171 Old Connecticut Path

The final CAPA meeting of the year will be on Thursday, May 24 at the home of Cindy Lewis, 171 Old Connecticut Path. We will hold elections for next year’s CAPA board and celebrate another successful year of supporting the arts at Wayland High School. Newcomers are welcome – this is a great time to join CAPA and explore volunteer opportunities for next year.

Fine Arts Night Monday, May 21

Monday, May 21, 7:00pm
WHS Commons

Fine Arts Night is coming up soon! Fine Arts students and families are invited to join the Fine Arts faculty and CAPA for a fun-filled night to recognize and celebrate our most accomplished students. The awards ceremony will take place on the Main Stage starting at 7:00. A party with ice cream sundaes and a photo booth will follow. Art projects will be on display throughout the evening, starting at 6:30pm.

Fine Arts Night Flyer 2018
Fine Arts Night Flyer 2018

Jazz Standards in the Little Theatre, Thursday April 19

Thursday, April 19, 8:00pm
WHS Main Stage 

Enjoy an evening of jazz standards from the Great American Songbook with vocalist Donna McElroy and the Larry Monroe Quintet. Admission is free, although contributions are gratefully accepted at the door. For more information, visit waylandconcerts.org or call 508-358-2667.

(This is not a CAPA sponsored event; we’re just helping get the word out.)

Spring College A Cappella Concert is April 7, 2018 – Tickets available!

Saturday, April 7, 7:30pm
WHS Main Stage
Tickets $18

We have plenty of tickets available for tonight’s Spring College A Cappella concert. Just show up at the high school after 6:30 and you can purchase them at the door. We take cash and checks.

This fun-filled musical event will be a delight for all ages, and raises needed funds for the fine arts programs at Wayland High School. Featured college groups include the Vassar Devils, Not Too Sharp from UNH, and Pitch, Please! from Northeastern. As always, Wayland’s own a cappella groups – Muses, T-Tones and Madrigals – will round out the program.

The evening will also feature the ever-popular free dessert and snack buffet at intermission.

Desserts Needed
5:00-7:30pm Drop-Off, WHS Commons

We are in need of desserts and snacks for the intermission buffet. Any donation would be greatly appreciated – cookies, breads, cupcakes, brownies, healthy snacks, etc. You may drop them off at the Wayland High School Commons between 5:00-7:30 pm tonight (Saturday, April 7).

Have you earned a Fine Arts jacket?

Forms Due Wednesday, February 14
Fittings Wednesday, February 28

Fine Arts students eligible for Fine Arts jackets must submit their eligibility form to the Fine Arts office by Wednesday, February 14. Jacket fittings will take place during lunch periods on Wednesday, February 28. The cost per jacket is $50, and CAPA subsidizes the remaining cost. Students should submit a check made out to CAPA in the amount of $50 or $50 in cash with their form.

Give-A-Note Benefit Concert February 12

Monday, February 12 at 7pm
WHS Main Stage
Suggested Donation $10 Adults, $5 Students and Seniors 

The WHS Tri-M Music Honor Society will host a benefit concert on Feb. 12, 2018. The concert will feature Wayland resident professional musicians, some of whom are currently playing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, in addition to WHS musicians.

The society is raising money for the National Association for Music Education’s Give-a-Note Foundation. According to its website (https://www.giveanote.org/), the foundation strives to bring awareness to the importance of music education and to strengthen musical opportunities for all students, providing the resources necessary to help 20 million students through grants to new and existing school programs.

The concert will 7 p.m. in the WHS Auditorium. There is a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. The snow date for the event is Feb. 13.

11 Musicians Selected for All State 2018

by Susan Memoli

Congratulations to the WHS students who auditioned on January 20 for the 2018 All State Festival.

The following students were selected and will participate in the festival March 1-3, 2018, culminating with a performance at Boston’s Symphony Hall on March 3, 2018.

Strings

Rachel Chau, Violin
Julia de los Reyes, Violin
Dylan Rader, String Bass
Jesse Wang, String Bass
Tristan Wolff, Viola
Kanming Xu, Cello
Sarah Zhang, Violin
Alexander Zhong, Violin
Alexander Zhu, Viola

Vocalists

Siddhanth Iyer, Tenor
Andy Wang, Tenor

25 WHS Musicians Selected for Senior District Music Festival

by Susan Memoli

Wayland sent 56 students to audition for our Eastern District Senior Music Festival yesterday at Milton High School. The competition in the Eastern District is outrageously stiff. Every student who auditioned improved and took giant leaps in their personal musicianship.

I am thrilled to announce that 25 WHS musicians will be representing Wayland at the festival in January! Of those 25 members, 13 scored high enough in their sections to earn an All State recommendation (indicated by *). These students are now eligible to audition for MA All-State Music Festival. For a district our size, these results are remarkable.

Please join me in congratulating the 2018 Senior District Festival members!

Samantha Baron, orchestra
Andrew Briasco-Stewart, band
Clarissa Briasco-Stewart, orchestra
Daniel Cai, chorus
Rachel Chau*, orchestra
Kara Chuang, band
Jen Curran, chorus
Julia de los Reyes*, orchestra
Will Gardner, chorus
Sid Iyer*, chorus
McKenna Kelemanik*, band
Rebecca Patsenker*, chorus
Connor Rader, orchestra
Dylan Rader*, orchestra
Matias Salama, chorus
Megan Sin, orchestra
Elizabeth Strehle, chorus
Andy Wang*, chorus
Jesse Wang*, orchestra
Tristan Wolff*, orchestra
Jack Wuerfl, chorus
Kanming Xu*, orchestra
Sarah Zhang*, orchestra
Alex Zhong*, orchestra
Alex Zhu*, orchestra

A hearty thank you to Joe Oneschuk who is serving as this year’s Senior District Jazz Band manager and to Rachel Carroll who took our Wayland students to the audition yesterday.

College A Cappella Concert, December 2 2017

Saturday, December 2, 7:30pm
WHS Main Stage
Tickets $18

The Fall 2017 College A Cappella Concert took place on December 2. We had a fantastic lineup of first-rate a cappella groups including the 2017 ICCA champion Nor’easters, UMass Sharp Attitude, and the Hamilton Buffers. In addition, Wayland High School’s own talented student a cappella groups, the Madrigals, the Muses, and the T-Tones performed to a nearly full house. As always, everyone enjoyed the complimentary refreshments at intermission.

All proceeds from the concert benefit the visual and performing arts at Wayland High School. Thank you to our dedicated audience members who help keep this special community fundraiser going!

Many thanks to the army of volunteers who worked at the show and to everyone who contributed dinner for the performers or a dessert or snack for the intermission buffet. Thanks also to the smaller, dedicated crew who worked in advance to organize everything, select groups to perform, sell tickets, and create publicity. If you are interested in joining this special group for future concerts, please contact us. Special thanks to Donelan’s Market and Russell’s Garden Center for selling tickets for us, and to the Wayland Town Crier for publishing articles about the concert.