College A Cappella Concert – Save the Date! Sat, December 1st, 7:30pm @ WHS Main Stage

Wayland College A Cappella Concert This Week

Saturday, December 1 — 7:30pm, WHS Main Stage

A highlight of the Wayland holiday season–the College A Cappella Concert–is almost here.  Wayland High School’s talented a cappella groups – the Muses, T-Tones and Madrigals – will appear in concert on Saturday, December 1 at 7:30pm in the Wayland High School Theater, along with three outstanding college groups — the award-winning co-ed Berklee Upper Structure, the all-female Boston University Chordially Yours, and the all-male Brown University Jabberwocks.  MCs for the event will be seniors, Jack Gaddis and Tucker Jones.  

Upper Structure is an award-winning co-ed a cappella group from Berklee College of Music. Their most recent accomplishments are placing 2nd at the ICCA Finals in New York City, being featured on the Best of Collegiate A Cappella 2018 album for their rendition of “She Used to Be Mine,” and releasing their debut album, “Bridges.” They are currently working on recording their second full-length album to be released in Spring 2019.

The Madrigals (Mads) are Wayland High School’s co-ed a cappella group being featured this week as well. Under the direction of seniors, Alexa Calder and Emma DiIanni, the Madrigals are 12 members strong and are the oldest a cappella group at Wayland High School.  They sing everything from pop covers to rock classics. Director, Alexa Calder, notes, “We’re a fun, coed group and we’ve been working really hard for the upcoming concerts. It’s been really cool being a director so far and we all can’t wait to perform on Saturday.”

Priced at $18, tickets are still available at Donelan’s, Russell’s Garden Center, and here:     Buy Tickets Here 

In previous years, tickets to the fall concert have sold out, so purchase early to guarantee a seat. Pictures, videos, and additional information are available on the concert’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/collegeacappella/, and on the CAPA website at www.whsarts.org .

The bi-annual college a cappella concerts (fall and spring) are major fundraisers for the Creative Arts Parents Association (CAPA), the organization that supports all Wayland High School arts, music and theater programs. For more information, to join the mailing list, or to make a donation, visit www.whsarts.org.  

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CAPA Bottle and Can Drive- Sat Oct 13 from 10am to 2pm at WHS Parking Lot

CAPA will be holding their Bottle and Can Drive on Saturday, 10/13 from 10am-2pm.
If you have recyclables, bring them by!  If you are available to help, please sign-up for a slot.  This event raises funds that go directly into the CAPA budget to support the Fine Arts at WHS.  Your help is needed and appreciated!!
Students may receive community service hours.
Sign Up Here to Volunteer:

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.