Here are the minutes from our monthly meetings.
We also post the draft minutes, so that anyone interested in reading them and then attending the next meeting to approve them can do so.
The Spring 2012 College A Cappella Concert took place Saturday, March 17. This was the first time for College A Cappella in the new WHS Main Stage Theater.
The line-up included the Boston College Bostonians, Brandeis VoiceMale, MIT Logarhythms, and the Madrigals, Muses and T-Tones from WHS.
The concert was a success for the fine arts at WHS: we raised over $6400! Though we didn’t fill every seat in the new theater, we were close….
Thank you to all who came out for a fun, music-filled evening – our groups were on top of their game that night, and they appreciated the great audience!
(Reprinted from WHSPO newsletter)
The Eastern District Junior Festival takes place March 16-17 at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. Congratulations to the following students who are representing WHS at the festival:
May 21-24 cellist Andrew Laven will travel to Atlanta to participate in the National High School Honors Orchestra. Each state can submit up to 30 student audition recordings and Massachusetts had 13 students accepted! Massachusetts has one of the highest acceptance rates in the country. Ryan Budnick, clarinet, was selected as an alternate. Good luck and congratulations!
Good news – the WHS percussionists have received their new mallets funded by CAPA. They look happy, don’t they?
Joe Oneschuk reports that the AP Music Theory Class attended a very special concert of the Boston Symphony. The players chose their own chamber music program and conducted themselves. The concert culminated with the iconic piece The Rite Of Spring by Igor Stravinsky.
Wayland High School’s WINDOW Dance ensemble will be performing May 10-12, 2012 on the WHS Main Stage.
Joe Oneschuk reports that local Wayland resident John Inferrre donated his Latin Percussion instruments and Tama chrome drumset to the WHS Band/Jazz ensembles. Thanks, John!
Did you know…
Fine arts students at WHS can earn a fine arts jacket by participating in fine arts classes and groups both in and outside of school? The Creative Arts Parent Association sponsors these jackets in collaboration with the faculty for students who go above and beyond in the fine arts. For more information, see Fine Arts Jackets.
CAPA is funding or has funded master classes with the following teachers:
In addition, Joe Oneschuk noted that he is still working on getting a low brass specialist to coach the low brass players and focus on breathing/sound technique.
Exciting news for string students at WHS: Orchestra director Susan Memoli is planning to take the Honors Sinfonia to an open rehearsal of the Boston Symphony Orchestra on April 12.
Parents are welcome, but space is limited: there are about 10 spots available for interested parents. Tickets: $15. Contact Susan Memoli to sign up.
This field trip is made possible through funding by the Creative Arts Parent Association.