Friday, June 7, 7:00pm
Longfellow Club, Oak Street, Natick
$5 per student
Calling all WHS fine arts students! The Creative Arts Parent Association (CAPA) presents WHS Fine Arts Night. As in past years, Fine Arts Night has two parts:
Awards Ceremony, 7-8pm
Families are welcome – Please bring a chair. We are saving money by not renting or hauling chairs, so this event will be standing room only, unless you bring your own seat.
Student Celebration, 8-10pm
WHS Fine Arts students and alumni only. Stay after the awards ceremony and swim (bring your swimsuit), play basketball or just hang out. We have rented Longfellow for you!
Pizza will be served at $5 per student.
Please bring beverages and sides according to your last name:
- A-G: Beverages
- H-L: Popcorn, cheese doodles or chips, pretzels, dips, or hummus & pita
- M-R: Veggies or fruit
- S-Z: Dessert
Parents: please consider helping to chaperone this event. Contact us and let us know if you’d prefer a shift from 8-9pm, 9-10pm, or if you can do the full two hours. We need both dads and moms.
The Creative Arts Parent Association (CAPA) congratulates all Wayland High School fine arts students on a successful school year!
New York City
Corey Vogel, WHS class of 2009, is bringing his first full length play to a stage in New York City in March of 2014. Corey will be a senior at The New School, a legendary university in New York City, studying Arts in Context with a concentration in theater and writing.
While in Wayland, Corey found his calling to the stage through the Wayland Park and Recreation Summer Theater Program under the directorship of Jim Mullane. His passion solidified in Middle School with Tom Large and ignited as an active member of WHSTE (Wayland High School Theatre Ensemble) under the leadership of Richard Weingartner.
Corey’s play Jacob Monroe Hates Clowns tells the story of “a lovelorn fool who must attend clown college to chase after his childhood crush.” The play reimagines the archetypes of Shakespearean and Greek tragedy alongside the fools of Commedia dell’Arte to create “a hysterical and heartbreaking metanarrative about what it means to dream, need and move on.” Please click the links below to find out more about Jacob Monroe Hates Clowns and how you can help contribute to its production.
THE FUNDRAISER: http://www.gofundme.com/2z1bg4
THE FANPAGE: https://www.facebook.com/JacobMonroeHatesClowns
Mark your calendars for these upcoming performances. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place on the WHS Main Stage.
May 7: Spring Orchestra Concert, 7:30pm
May 8-11: Window dance ensemble performance, 7:30pm
May 21: Student / Staff Talent Show, 7:00pm
May 23: Choral Spring Concert, 7:30pm
May 27: Memorial Day Parade featuring high school and middle school marching bands. The parade starts at the Middle School and ends at the Lakeview Cemetery.
May 28: A Cappella Club Concert in the courtyard and commons (rain location: main stage), 7:30pm
May 29: Jazz Pops Concert featuring high school and middle school jazz ensembles, 7:30pm
June 3: Spring String Thing, 7pm
June 4: Grand Band concert, WHS Field House
May 11, 10am – 2pm
WHS parking lot
Save those bottles and cans for another CAPA fundraiser – our spring bottle and can drive is May 11. Volunteers are always welcome, and students can earn community service hours. All proceeds benefit fine arts programs at Wayland high school.
May 1-4, 7:30pm
WHS Main Stage
This year’s spring musical will be The Who’s Tommy. Tickets are now available for purchase online at EventBrite. Prices are $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, plus a small processing fee.
Don’t miss these upcoming theatrical and musical events!
Saturday, March 2: Bottom’s Dream play at 7:00pm in the WHS Little Theater. Read more…
Wednesday, March 27: Spring Band Concert at 7:30pm on the WHS Main Stage.
Saturday, April 6: College A Capella at 7:30pm on the WHS Main Stage. Read more…
Tuesday, March 5
7:30pm, WHS Media Center
Join us as we meet to discuss arts honors societies and summer arts opportunities/camps/internships for students.
Hope to see you there!
April 6, 7:30pm
WHS Main Stage Auditorium
Tickets on sale now, $15
Spread the word about our College A Cappella Concert – featuring our own a capella groups and special guests. Buy tickets online or at Donelan’s, Russell’s, and the WHS Main Office. We strongly recommend buying tickets in advance as we frequently sell out, but if you are a last-minute, risk-taker type, any remaining tickets will be sold at the door starting at 6:30 pm.
The line-up: Dartmouth Cords, UMass Lowell Hawkapella, Boston University Terpsichore; WHS A cappella groups (Mads, Muses & T-Tones).
The audience always enjoys an assortment of snacks during the intermission of the College A Cappella Concert. If you would like to contribute anything for this event (bake or buy: cookies, breads, cupcakes, brownies, snack bars etc..), please email Wendy Pachter at Wenmus1@aol.com.
Thanks for your help – all proceeds benefit the visual and performing arts at WHS – see you at the concert!
Saturday, March 2, 7pm
WHS Little Theater
Fans of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream should make sure not to miss the one and only evening performance of Wayland High School Theater Ensemble’s “Bottom’s Dream” this Saturday at 7pm in the ‘Little Theater’ at Wayland High School. “Bottom’s Dream” excludes the lovers from Shakespeare’s well-known comedy and focuses instead on the hilarious interactions between the “mechanicals” (Jonathan von Mering, Isaac Greenawalt, Melissa Smith, Liam Fay, and Jack Case) and the fairies (Jesse Vogel, Carly McKee, Tori Gitten, Julia Terranova, and Erika Moran).
Staged in contemporary costumes, with lots of movement and upbeat music, the production invites young and old audiences to experience Shakespeare… just a little differently. The production presents a play within a play within a play: Bottom the Weaver (von Mering) is eager to rehearse a play with his fellow tradesmen, but gets mysteriously “lost” in the forest and falls into the hands of fairy King Oberon (Vogel). Oberon employs Puck (Sohini Marjadi) to help him tease his Queen Titania (Carly McKee).
The 40-minute performance is free and open to the public.
Congratulations to the following visual artists who were recognized in the Scholastic Art competition:
Dasha Bobrova, Gold Key, painting
Kathleen Burns, honorable mention, photography
Michael Dibona, honorable mention, drawing
Stefanie Geiger, honorable mention, mixed media
Jameson Hunt, Gold Key, photography
Meg Kuhn, honorable mention, photography
Laura Mead, Silver Key, drawing
Laura Mead, Gold Key, drawing
Laura Mead, Gold Key, drawing
Madelene Sacra, Gold Key, mixed media
Lily Tam, Gold Key, drawing
Jing (Olivia) Zhao, honorable mention; design