February Concerts

February is a great month for music lovers and musicians’ families. Check out these concerts:

Monday, February 13, 7:30pm
Jazz Night
Middle School Auditorium
Middle School and High School jazz groups will perform.

Wednesday, February 15, 7:30 pm
String Jamboree
WHS Field House

Thursday, February 16, 7:30pm
Band Fest
WHS Field House
Bands from fourth grade through high school will perform, culminating in Bandarama, a piece that all the bands will play together.

Winter Week Plays

The following theatrical performances will take place to celebrate Winter Week:

Thursday, February 2, 7:30pm
Alison Grimm at the Edge of the World
new WHS Theater
Admission is free

Friday, February 3, 7:30pm
A Wonderful Place to Live
a set of Winter Week plays in the new Blackbox Theater in the Academic Building
Donations gratefully accepted to cover production costs

Rehearsing on the new main stage
Rehearsing on the new main stage

Solo and Chamber Music Concert

Wednesday, February 1, 7:30pm
Main Stage of WHS Auditorium

Please join the Wayland Honors Sinfonia, Honors Concert Choir and outstanding small ensembles for an eclectic evening of live music.

This will be the inaugural performance on the Main Stage of the new WHS Auditorium.

Free admission.
Bake sale.

College A Capella Concert

Waylanders have come to expect a fantastic show from College A Capella, and last night’s performance did not disappoint. The Chattertocks from Brown kicked things off with a Katie Perry – Taylor Swift mashup, and the rest of the singing groups kept the energy going all evening. We heard everything from standards (“My Funny Valentine,” also sung by the Chattertocks) to folk (Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” from the MIT Chorallaries) to calypso (“Kiss the Girl,” performed by the “very serious” T-Tones and two “volunteer” audience members) to rock (“Grey Street” from the Madrigals). In a poignant moment, the Muses performed “Shape of You” in memory of Lauren Dunne Astley. They also donated CD sale proceeds to Astley’s memorial fund. The last group to perform was Yale Baker’s Dozen, featuring Wayland’s own Bobby Dresser — he got a big round of applause for his solo!

CAPA thanks the performers and everyone who worked behind the scenes to pull off another successful benefit concert for WHS Fine Arts programs.

 

High Attendance at Elementary Rental Night

The Creative Arts Parent Association hosts Elementary Rental Night each September for elementary families with beginning musicians. We invite vendors of string and band instruments to Wayland as a courtesy for parents, so that they can rent an instrument for their children without trekking out of town.

This year’s event brought a very long line of string families to the Johnson String tables, along with a steady flow of visitors to the Leonard’s Music stand. We would like to note that families are by no means obligated to rent from these companies, or even to attend the rental night. We offer it simply as a convenience for those who are interested.

Adorable quote of the night: Asked why he chose the viola as his instrument, a young boy replied, “Well, it sounds nice. But the real reason is that my grandmother’s name is Viola.”

 

Les Miserables Lights Up the Little Theater

Congratulations to the cast, crew, musicians and directors of Les Miserables – the production wowed audiences four nights in a row! It is always inspiring, refreshing and amazing to watch these performances…

Thank you to all the volunteers who contributed to the show, and a huge thank you to Richard Weingartner and Art Finstein for their hard work, dedication and expertise.