25 WHS Musicians Selected for Senior District Music Festival

by Susan Memoli

Wayland sent 56 students to audition for our Eastern District Senior Music Festival yesterday at Milton High School. The competition in the Eastern District is outrageously stiff. Every student who auditioned improved and took giant leaps in their personal musicianship.

I am thrilled to announce that 25 WHS musicians will be representing Wayland at the festival in January! Of those 25 members, 13 scored high enough in their sections to earn an All State recommendation (indicated by *). These students are now eligible to audition for MA All-State Music Festival. For a district our size, these results are remarkable.

Please join me in congratulating the 2018 Senior District Festival members!

Samantha Baron, orchestra
Andrew Briasco-Stewart, band
Clarissa Briasco-Stewart, orchestra
Daniel Cai, chorus
Rachel Chau*, orchestra
Kara Chuang, band
Jen Curran, chorus
Julia de los Reyes*, orchestra
Will Gardner, chorus
Sid Iyer*, chorus
McKenna Kelemanik*, band
Rebecca Patsenker*, chorus
Connor Rader, orchestra
Dylan Rader*, orchestra
Matias Salama, chorus
Megan Sin, orchestra
Elizabeth Strehle, chorus
Andy Wang*, chorus
Jesse Wang*, orchestra
Tristan Wolff*, orchestra
Jack Wuerfl, chorus
Kanming Xu*, orchestra
Sarah Zhang*, orchestra
Alex Zhong*, orchestra
Alex Zhu*, orchestra

A hearty thank you to Joe Oneschuk who is serving as this year’s Senior District Jazz Band manager and to Rachel Carroll who took our Wayland students to the audition yesterday.

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.

Welcome back!

Fall is in the air and CAPA is ready to kick off a new year of fundraising and supporting the arts at Wayland high school. Won’t you join us? Come to our first meeting on September 20 at 8pm in the WHS Library. Meet the CAPA board and other members and find out how you can get involved, whether it’s helping us organize the College A Cappella Concerts in fall and spring, writing articles, taking photographs at events… We have many volunteer opportunities, large and small, for people who want to participate all year long or just for a couple of hours. You can also help us out by donating. All proceeds benefit the arts programs and fine arts students.

CAPA votes in new board for 2016-2017

At our last meeting of the year on May 18, CAPA voted on new board members for the 2016-2017 school year. They are:

President: Kathryn Welter
Vice President/College A Cappella concert lead: Cindy Lewis
Treasurer: Andrea Case
Secretary: Kim Reichelt
Member-at-Large/Webmaster: Kirsten Robinson
Member-at-Large: Barb Renterghem
Faculty Advisor: Susan Memoli

Many thanks to our outgoing board members, Cindy Lewis (president), Deb Cohen (treasurer), and Jen Apazidis (member at large).

Last CAPA Meeting this Year is May 18

Wednesday, May 18, 8:00pm
5 Brook Trail Rd, Wayland

Our next CAPA meeting and end-of-year social gathering will be Wednesday, May 18 at Kirsten Robinson’s house, 5 Brook Trail Road (off Woodridge).

Come discuss:

  • Fine Arts Night – awards and party, on Friday, June 3rd. Fine Arts jackets and bars will be presented.
  • CAPA Board Members and volunteers for 2016-17 school year.

Please join us if you are interested in learning about volunteering with CAPA in 2016-17 – any and all support is welcome!

Feel free to bring a dessert or snack to share. Beverages will be provided.

Help needed to set up for Pops Concert, Weds April 6

Hello parents and friends of Orchestra and Chorus! Susan Memoli has requested help with setup: “If you are able to help set-up for community service, demerit reduction or just good kid award, we’ll get started around 6:45pm since we need to move everything to the Commons.” Contact Ms. Memoli if you are able to help out.

Bottle and Can Drive is Saturday, May 7 – Volunteers Needed!

Saturday, May 7, 10AM – 2PM
Wayland High School

It’s almost 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! 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.

This semi-annual event will take place at Wayland High School in the Town Pool parking lot on May 7, 10AM to 2PM.

This is a fun and high-spirited event and volunteers are always appreciated for their service. 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.