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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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).

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.

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.

 

Fine Arts Night is May 22, 2017

Monday, May 22
WHS Auditorium and Commons

Awards: 7-8 pm
Sundae Bar and Photo Booth: 8-9 pm

All students of the Fine Arts and their families are invited to join us for an evening of recognition for the Fine Arts classes, ensembles, and activities at WHS. Fine Arts faculty members will be on hand to announce awards. We will celebrate the retirement of Fine Arts theater arts teacher, Richard Weingartner. We will also award Fine Arts jackets to students who have earned them. Awards will be followed by a fun Sundae Bar and Photo booth for everyone. Join in the fun and recognition of Fine Arts at WHS!

CAPA Bottle and Can Drive is May 6

Wayland High School, Town Pool Parking Lot
Saturday, May 6, 10:00 – 2:00 PM

Time to donate your refundable bottles and cans — Please start saving them if you haven’t already. The CAPA Bottle and Can Drive 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 us for more information on how to volunteer. Please help us to support the arts in our schools.

College A Cappella Concert April 1, 2017

Saturday, April 1, 7:30pm
WHS Main Stage
Tickets $18

The whole family is invited to the Spring 2017 College A Cappella Concert. We are very excited about the great groups we have lined up for you: old favorites Berklee Pitch Slapped and Tufts Beelzebubs will be joined by Yale’s New Blue, appearing for the first time. In addition, Wayland High School’s own talented student a cappella groups, the Madrigals, the Muses, and the T-Tones will perform.

Tickets are available for sale online and at Russell’s Garden Center and Donelan’s. After 4pm on April 1, any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. We highly recommend buying tickets early.

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

All proceeds benefit the visual and performing arts at Wayland High School.

See you at the show!

We are also looking for dessert and snack donations for our free intermission buffet! If you can bring something, please sign up on our Volunteer Spot. Thank you so much!

College A Cappella Concert Dec 3, 2016 – Tickets on sale now!

Saturday, December 3, 7:30pm
WHS Main Stage
Tickets $18

The whole family is invited to the Fall 2016 College A Cappella Concert to enjoy the fantastic line-up of first-rate a cappella groups including the Harvard and Radcliffe Veritones, Northeastern UniSons, and Simmons Sirens. In addition, Wayland High School’s own talented student a cappella groups, the Madrigals, the Muses, and the T-Tones will also perform.

Tickets are available for sale at Russell’s Garden Center, Donelan’s, and online until 4pm December 3 or until they sell out. After 4pm, any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. We highly recommend buying tickets early; this show often sells out!

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

All proceeds benefit the visual and performing arts at Wayland High School.

See you at the show!

Volunteers Needed to Bring Snacks and Desserts!
5:00-7:30pm drop off, WHS Commons

A favorite part of the College A Cappella concerts is the FREE dessert buffet at intermission. We need your help to continue this well-loved tradition. Any snack donation would be greatly appreciated – cookies, breads, cupcakes, brownies, healthy snacks, etc. You may drop off your treats at the WHS Commons between 5:00-7:30 pm on Saturday, December 3rd.

If you’re planning to bring something, please sign up  so we have an idea of how many items we’ll have. Many thanks in advance for your help!