Beauty and the Beast tickets on sale now

April 30 – May 3, 7:30pm
WHS Main Stage

Join the WHSTE cast for a spirited performance of Beauty and the Beast!

Tickets are available online at $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, plus a small processing fee.

Buy Tickets at EventBrite

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Refreshments Needed for Spring A Capella Concert

Fine Arts Parents: We need refreshments for intermission for the upcoming A Cappella fundraiser concert on April 12th at 7:30 pm. This is always a well attended fundraiser and the audience LOVES the free treat buffet we set up. We need your help providing the snacks. The concert will be held on the Wayland High School Main Stage which has 600 seats. Any snack donation would be greatly appreciated – cookies, breads, cupcakes, brownies, healthy snacks, etc. You may drop off your snacks at the Wayland High School Commons from 5:00-7:30 pm on Saturday, April 12th.

If you can bake or buy something to contribute, please email Wendy Pachter,

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Scholastic Art Winners Album

Janet Armentano has kindly compiled this album of art from this year’s Scholastic winners. Below is one of the images to whet your appetite!

Melissa Shi - Willow Tree

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College A Capella – Saturday, April 12

Saturday, April 12, 7:30pm
WHS Main Stage Auditorium

The whole family is invited to the spring a cappella concert to enjoy the fantastic line-up of first-rate a cappella groups. Featured college groups include Amherst College Zumbyes, UConn Chordials, and Boston University Treblemakers. Wayland High School’s own talented student a cappella groups — the Madrigals, the Muses, and the T-Tones — will also perform.

Doors open at 7:00pm and complimentary refreshments will be served at intermission.

All proceeds benefit the visual and performing arts at WHS.

See you at the concert!

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Seeking Co-Chairs for CAPA

Are you an enthusiastic arts supporter?

CAPA needs co-chairs for a two-year term starting in June to help run this great non-profit organization. We are the only parent group to solely support the fine arts programs at WHS.

Why volunteer for the Creative Arts Parent Association?
CAPA has been around for a long time! In the last four years, the Creative Arts Parent Association has raised $78,000 for the fine arts programs at WHS.

At the end of this school year, our co-chair terms will end. We have really enjoyed helping the fine arts programs at WHS and we know what a great support CAPA has been to the creative and performing arts. Some of the items we have funded over the last few years include:

  • Master classes
  • Support for music and art district and all-state festivals
  • Field trips for fine arts students
  • Helped purchase instruments: P-bone, electric violin, guitars, bassoon, percussion, etc.
  • Art display panels – used for art and theater events
  • Shared funding of Steinway piano overhaul with the Little Theater Concert Series; piano used for all performances in WHS theater
  • Apple performing arts technical laptop for Main Stage theater
  • Professional development workshops
  • Many more items

Being a co-chair is similar to being involved in any of the other parent organizations around town – we run two college a cappella concerts as fundraisers (and have added an art show once a year), organize help for the teachers when they need it, and do various other things.

You would join a great team of parents who have kids involved in the arts at WHS. If you think this sounds interesting, we would love to talk to you. Contact us or call one of us.

Thanks for your consideration!
Ann Greenawalt and Claire Sehringer
Co-Chairs, Creative Arts Parent Association

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Three WHS musicians selected for All State

Congratulations to Jesse Hoopes (string bass), Christopher Laven (String bass), and Karen Zhang (alto saxophone) who have been selected for the 2014 Massachusetts All State Music Festival. They will rehearse with the top students from across the state and perform at Boston’s Symphony Hall in March!

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Scholastic Art Winners announced

Congratulations to the following visual artists who were recognized in the Scholastic Art competition:

Dasha Bobrova Little Helpers In The Shadows Drawing Art Silver Key
Dasha Bobrova Bubbles Painting Art Gold Key
Dasha Bobrova Cats, Cats, Cats… Mixed Media Art Gold Key
Michael Dibona Self Portrait Painting Art Honorable Mention
Stefanie Geiger Keeper Painting Art Silver Key
Daniela Giammarino Bella the Cat With Daniela the Human Painting Art Honorable Mention
Daniela Giammarino Smile Drawing Art Honorable Mention
Roxana Habibi Joy Self-Portrait Drawing Art Gold Key
Roxana Habibi Self-Portrait; Shadows of Reeds in Autumn Drawing Art Gold Key
Zachary Hays Fortitude of Isolation Photography Art Honorable Mention
Zachary Hays The City Street Watcher Photography Art Silver Key
Jameson Hunt Dubious Photography Art Gold Key
Jameson Hunt Waterproof Photography Art Gold Key
Calvin Laituri Ghosts Inside Photography Art Gold Key
Calvin Laituri Lost Photography Art Gold Key
Calvin Laituri Infrared Photography Art Gold Key
Calvin Laituri Streaks In The Sky Photography Art Silver Key
Calvin Laituri Lumarous Longboard Design Art Gold Key
Rachel Moser-Hardy Irish Eyes Painting Art Honorable Mention
Rachel Moser-Hardy Blue Door Photography Art Honorable Mention
Rachel Moser-Hardy Lock And Key Photography Art Silver Key
Jennie Paik Scissors Painting Art Honorable Mention
Allison Pineault Where I’ve Been Sculpture Art Honorable Mention
Allison Pineault Fabric Mixed Media Art Gold Key
Larissa Sehringer Karl Lagerfeld – Tribute to the King Drawing Art Honorable Mention
Larissa Sehringer Taking Off Painting Art Silver Key
Melissa Shi Willow Tree Drawing Art Honorable Mention
Nora Wolff Past, Present And Future. Mixed Media Art Silver Key
Nora Wolff My Kind Of Dress Fashion Art Gold Key
Jing (Olivia) Zhao Be Yourself Drawing Art Silver Key
Jing (Olivia) Zhao Distant Face Photography Art Honorable Mention
Jing (Olivia) Zhao Power Photography Art Honorable Mention
Jing (Olivia) Zhao Moving The World Forward Photography Art Gold Key

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Congratulations to Junior District Musicians!

Congratulations to the 6 Wayland High School 9th graders selected this past weekend for the 2014 Eastern District Junior Festival to be held in March.

Wenyi Wang, Flute
Tamara Lord, Mallets

Marc Bacharach, bass 2
Christina Houde, soprano
Tyler Johnsen, bass 2

Leah Jones, Viola

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Bottle and can drive nets $630 for the arts!

We are happy to report that the bottle and can drive netted $630 to support the fine and performing arts at WHS. Many thanks to Tom Donaldson for organizing the drive, and to all you arts supporters who donated your bottles and cans! Start saving them for the next fundraiser….

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16 WHS musicians make Senior District

Congratulations to the 16 Wayland High School musicians selected for the 2014 Eastern District Senior Festival to be held January 10-11, 2014 at Boston Latin High School. Out of the 980 students who auditioned, these students distinguished themselves on the basis of scales, a prepared piece and sight reading.

Kenny Kistner, Baritone Saxophone
Robin Schectman, Clarinet
Robert Yuan, Alto Saxophone
Karen Zhang, First Chair Alto Saxophone!

Theo Hieronymus, Tenor

Andrew Chen, Violin
Jesse Hoopes, String Bass
Chris Laven, First Chair String Bass!
Maddie Memoli, Viola
Nicholas Memoli, Cello
Anirudh Nagesha, String Bass
Anthony Schleppi, String Bass
Andrea Vogt, Violin
Katherine Wang, Cello
Max Wong, Cello
Linda Zhang, Cello

Student who score in the top 50% of their section receive a recommendation to audition for the Massachusetts All-State Festival. All-State recs were earned by:

Kenny Kistner, Karen Zhang; band

Jesse Hoopes, Chris Laven, Maddie Memoli, Nicholas Memoli, Katherine Wang; orchestra

Another round of applause for these outstanding musicians!

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