Spring College A Cappella is March 19 – Tickets for Sale Now

Saturday, March 19, 7:30pm
WHS Main Stage
Tickets $18, on sale now

What can you do when the snow is melting but it’s not quite spring yet? Attend a concert and support the arts at Wayland High School, of course! Our spring College A Cappella fundraiser concert is coming soon. We have a great lineup of college groups including Northeastern’s Nor’easters, RIT’s Brick City Singers, and Brown’s Brown’sTones, as well as Wayland’s own Muses, Madrigals, and T-Tones.

Online ticket sales are open; order below. Tickets will be available for sale at Russell’s Garden Center and Donelan’s after February 14.

We are always looking for volunteers to help with publicity, tickets and programs, dessert donations, and more. It takes an army of volunteers and we have big and small jobs available to suit your schedule and talents. If you’d like to help out, contact us.

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Eight Musicians Selected for All State

by Susan Memoli

It is my pleasure to announce that Wayland High School has 8 students who were selected for the 2016 MMEA All State Music Festival!

The auditionees were selected to audition based on their high scores from the Eastern District Senior Festival. The top scoring students from all 5 MA geographic districts auditioned at Shrewsbury High School on 1/23. The audition included a prepared selection, scales and sight reading.

Congratulations to the largest Wayland representation in recent memory! These students will participate in rehearsals March 10-11 in Boston and perform at Symphony Hall on March 12, 2016.

Student

Grade

Group

Instrument

Rachel Chau

9

strings

Violin

Siddhanth Iyer

9

vocal

Tenor

Zachary Knapp

10

vocal

Bass

Christopher Laven

11

strings

String Bass

Matthew Ludwig

11

strings

Cello

Daniel Pachter

12

vocal

Bass

Anthony Schleppi

12

strings

String Bass

Alexander Zhong

10

strings

Violin

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Free tickets to the Spring College A Cappella concert

Does your child participate in music, theater, dance, or visual arts at Wayland High School? Would you like to help promote the arts and fund grants for enrichment, special opportunities, classes, field trips, Fine Arts Jackets and Fine Arts Awards Night, and supplies that aren’t covered by the school budget? Would you like free tickets to the spring College A Cappella concert?

Won’t you help the Creative Arts Parent Association keep WHS arts programs vibrant with your tax-deductible donation?

Any amount is appreciated, but we are offering those who donate $100 or more by December 31, 2015 a complimentary pair of tickets to our Spring College A Cappella concert (a $36 value). All of your donation goes directly to supporting CAPA.

We have two ways to donate:

Make a secure donation online:

 

Or mail a check: Print the donation form.

The Creative Arts Parent Association (CAPA) is the only volunteer parents’ group committed solely to supporting and promoting the visual and performing arts at WHS. While we may be best known for producing the beloved College A Cappella concerts every fall and spring, our core mission is to fund innovative programs through grants that benefit over 500 students in our arts classes and extracurricular groups, including over $20,000 in grants over the past three years going to:

  • Master classes and field trips
  • New keyboards, a music workstation, amplifiers, guitars and an electric violin
  • High-quality art supplies for sculpture, metalwork, calligraphy and other classroom art projects
  • Registration fees, transportation, and scholarships for music festivals and All State
  • Art hanging system for exhibitions at the high school
  • Fine Arts varsity-style jackets and hosting Fine Arts Night for student awards

Thank you! Your contribution helps keep quality fine arts programming alive at Wayland High School.

Cindy Lewis and Kathryn Welter, CAPA Co-Presidents
Kirsten Robinson, Deb Cohen, Kim Reichelt and Jen Apazidis, CAPA Board

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College A Cappella Concert December 5, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 7:30pm
WHS Main Stage
Tickets $18

What a great concert! A packed theater came to enjoy the Fall College A Cappella Concert, with a fantastic line-up of first-rate a cappella groups including UMass Amherst Vocal Suspects, Emmanuel College For Good Measure, and The Harvard Din & Tonics. In addition, Wayland High School’s own talented student a cappella groups, the Madrigals, the Muses, and the T-Tones put on great performances. At intermission, everyone descended on the complimentary dessert buffet to satisfy their appetite for cookies, brownies and other delicious sweets. All proceeds from the concert benefit the visual and performing arts at Wayland High School.

 

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Bottle and Can Drive, October 24 — Volunteers Needed

CAPA Bottle and Can Drive
October 24, 10AM – 2PM
Wayland High School

Time to donate your refundable bottles and cans… Please start saving them if you haven’t already! The CAPA Bottle and Can Drive is coming! This semi-annual event will take place at Wayland High School in the Town Pool parking lot on October 24, 10AM to 2PM. This is a fun and high-spirited event and volunteers are always appreciated for their service! The Bottle and Can Drive is a significant fund-raiser for the Wayland High School visual and performing arts programs and CAPA needs your refundable cans and bottles more than ever! High School student volunteers will receive community service hours to use toward their graduation requirements. Contact CAPA at Contact@WHSArts.org for more information on how to volunteer. Please help us to support the Arts in our schools!

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Welcome back to a new school year!

Welcome back!

CAPA, the Creative Arts Parent Association, will hold our first meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 16 in the WHS library. We’ll be talking about our plans for the year and welcoming volunteers for open positions. We have many wonderful things planned for this year, including our signature events, the Fall and Spring A Cappella fundraising concerts. Watch this space for details, or sign up for our email list (look to the right) for monthly updates.

We always welcome new members and volunteers to work with CAPA. Does your child participate in band, orchestra, chorus, theater, dance, or visual arts at Wayland High School? Would you like to help promote the arts and fund special opportunities, classes, and supplies that aren’t covered by the school budget? If so, here are some ways you can participate:

We hope to see you at a CAPA meeting or event soon! For more information about CAPA, browse this web site, check your mail for our fundraising letter, or contact us.

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Fine Arts Night is June 5 – Volunteers Needed

Friday, June 5, 7:00-9:30pm
Wayland High School Commons & Main Stage

Fine Arts awards, including jackets, will be awarded this Friday, followed by a fun-filled carnival with karaoke, popcorn, cotton candy, pizza and more. All Fine Arts students and families are invited for the awards ceremony and slide show from 7-8pm. After that, the party begins for students only (and volunteers, of course).

Please note that the location has changed from past years — we will be at WHS, not at the Longfellow Club. No need to bring chairs!

We need volunteers to make Fine Arts Night a success! Sign up at Volunteer Spot if you are interested in helping out.

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Bottle & Can Drive, May 9

Saturday, May 9, 10am – 2pm
WHS parking lot

CAPA will be running its next fundraiser, the bottle and can drive, at the high school on May 9 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Save your bottles and cans! Students, please consider volunteering to help out — community service credit is available. All proceeds benefit the arts programs at WHS.

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Fine Arts Jackets 2015

Forms due Monday, March 16
Fittings on Friday, March 20 in WHS Commons

The Wayland High School Creative Arts Parent Association (CAPA) generously provides funding for Fine Arts Jackets for students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement and dedication in the arts.

Get the Fine Arts Jacket form here. Click, print, add up your points! 300 points are needed for a jacket.

Students may choose a wool letter jacket or a windbreaker, either of which can be personalized with the student’s name.

After a student has earned a jacket, they start accumulating points again and can earn Service Bars for each subsequent 200 points earned.

Qualifying students are asked to contribute $30 toward the price of the jacket and CAPA will fund the remainder of the cost.

Completed forms and the $30 fee (checks made payable to CAPA) are due no later than Monday, March 16th. Forms and payments can be turned in to your student’s Fine Arts teacher or in the Fine Arts office.

Fittings will take place during the lunch periods in the Commons on Friday, March 20th between 10:40 am – 12:10 pm. Jackets will be awarded during Fine Arts Night on Friday, June 5th.

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College A Cappella March 28, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 7:30pm
WHS Main Stage
Tickets $18

Many thanks to all who came out for the concert, and all who contributed their time to help make it a success. We had three fantastic college groups for your entertainment, as well as Wayland’s own T-Tones, Muses and Madrigals. The college groups were:

Harvard Opportunes
In 1980, two Harvard-Radcliffe students transformed a loosely organized co-ed singing group called the Harvard Squares into Harvard’s first full-fledged, mixed a cappella ensemble, now known as the Harvard Opportunes. Over the years, the Opportunes have won widespread acclaim for their intricate six-to-eight-part harmonies as well as for their stage presence and sense of humor. Our members hail from all over the country and the world and are involved in Harvard athletics, clubs, theater, publications, and service programs. The Opportunes will be featuring a Wayland alum, Larry Guo!

Northeastern Treble on Huntington
Treble on Huntington was formed in the Fall of 2007 as Northeastern University’s original all-female a cappella group. Their unique name came from a combination of a musical pun and Huntington Avenue, Northeastern’s central nervous system. Treble on Huntington is coming at you live and in color from Boston! Skilled in the language of music, these fierce females are ready to rock your soul to the very core and leave you cheering for more. Feast your ears on the remarkable and melodious masterpiece that is Treble on Huntington.

Amherst College Route 9
Route 9 is an all-male a cappella group specializing in contemporary rock, pop, and R&B arrangements. We were founded in October 2000 at Amherst College and are named for the state highway that runs alongside the school. As a group, we always look to expand our musical boundaries through our ever-growing repertoire. Rain, shine, or snow, a Route 9 performance is guaranteed to be a fun time!

All proceeds from the concert benefit the arts at Wayland high school.

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