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!

Fine Arts Jackets – Forms due Feb 27

CAPA subsidizes the Fine Arts Jacket for students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement and dedication in the arts. Students who have earned 300 points are eligible for a jacket. Forms are due in the Fine Arts office by February 27, and fittings will be held during lunch periods on Wednesday, March 8. If you already have a jacket, students can earn service bars for each additional 200 points.

Congratulations Senior District Musicians!

Contributed by Susan Memoli

Congratulations to all of our WHS musicians who auditioned on November 19 at Milton High School for the Eastern District Senior Band, Orchestra, Chorus and Jazz Band. I am pleased to report that 32 of our students were selected from the rigorous audition process to participate in the festival at Boston Latin School in January. Twenty-two of these students scored within the top 50% of their section and received recommendations to audition for MA All State!

Logan Dawson, Bass Clarinet
Derek Ho, Flute
Margaret Trogolo, Snare Drum
Mae Zhang*, Mallets

Marc Bacharach*, Baritone
Jen Curran, Alto
Clara Hurney, Soprano
Siddhanth Iyer*, Tenor
Tyler Johnsen*, Baritone
Zachary Knapp*, Baritone
Nick Smith*, Baritone
Isabel Steneri*, Alto
Sidney Toga*, Tenor
Andy Wang*, Tenor
Jack Wuerfl, Tenor

Samantha Baron, Viola
Clarissa Briasco-Stewart, Cello
Rachel Chau*, Violin
Julia de los Reyes*, Violin
Brendan Ho*, Violin
Julia Hong*, Violin
McKenna Kelemanik*, Tuba
Spencer Lee*, Violin
Matthew Ludwig*, Cello
Steven Luo*, Violin
Dylan Rader*, String Bass
Jesse Wang*, String Bass
Kanming Xu, Cello
Sarah Zhang*, Violin
Nathan Zhao, Violin
Alexander Zhong*, Violin
Alexander Zhu*, Viola

* Indicates All State recommendation

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!

Come See Clue, The Musical – November 3-5

November 3, 4 and 5, 7:30pm
WHS Main Stage

Tickets $12 adults, $8 children at the door

Bring the whole family and your favorite WHS alumni to see Clue, the Musical! This is Richard Weingartner’s last musical at Wayland. You won’t want to miss the cameo appearances by special guests. The opening night special guest is a big one!

Clue, the Musical

Please donate to CAPA and support the arts at WHS

Creative Arts Parent Association
Working together to help support all the arts at Wayland High School

Does your child participate in music, theater, dance, or visual arts at Wayland High School? Would you like to help promote the arts and fund grants for enrichment, special opportunities, classes, field trips, Fine Arts Jackets and Fine Arts Awards Night, and supplies that aren’t covered by the school budget?

The Creative Arts Parent Association (CAPA) is the only volunteer parents’ group committed solely to supporting and promoting the visual and performing arts at WHS. While we may be best known for producing the beloved College A Cappella concerts every fall and spring, our core mission is to fund innovative programs through grants that benefit over 500 students in our arts classes and extracurricular groups, including over $20,000 in grants over the past three years going to:

  • Master classes and field trips
  • New keyboards, a music workstation, amplifiers, guitars and an electric violin
  • High-quality art supplies for sculpture, metalwork, calligraphy and other classroom art projects
  • Registration fees, transportation, and scholarships for music festivals and All State
  • Art hanging system for exhibitions at the high school
  • Fine Arts varsity-style jackets and hosting Fine Arts Night for student awards

Won’t you help us keep WHS arts programs vibrant with your tax-deductible donation? In lieu of a letter mailing this year, we are going green and asking you to consider supporting CAPA with an online donation. Any amount is appreciated; but we are offering those who donate $100 or more by December 31, 2016 a complimentary pair of tickets to our Spring College A Cappella concert (a $36 value). Please make your convenient, secure online donation at All of your donation goes directly to supporting CAPA!!

Kathryn Welter, President; Cindy Lewis, Vice-President
Andrea Case, Kirsten Robinson, Kim Reichelt and Barb Renterghem, CAPA Board

Bottle and Can Drive, October 29

Saturday, October 29, 10am – 2pm
WHS parking lot

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. This 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).

Fine Arts Night is Friday, June 10

Friday, June 10
WHS Auditorium and Commons
Awards 7:00-8:00pm 
Student Celebration 8:00-9:30pm 

Calling all WHS fine arts students! The Creative Arts Parent Association (CAPA) presents WHS Fine Arts Night. As in past years, Fine Arts Night has two parts:

Awards Ceremony, 7-8pm
Families are welcome – We will meet in WHS Auditorium for the presentation of awards to all Fine Arts students, including awarding of Fine Arts jackets.

Student Celebration, 8-9:30pm
WHS Fine Arts students and alumni only. Stay after the awards ceremony and enjoy pizza, karaoke, snow cones, popcorn, and more!

Parents, please consider helping out as a chaperone or volunteer. We will be providing pizza, drinks, popcorn, and treats as well as a karaoke DJ. We need parent chaperones from 8:00-9:30pm (you can sign up for 45-minute slots) and parent helpers to bring drinks, clean up, and operate food machines.

Here’s how it works in two easy steps:

1) Sign up on VolunteerSpot
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.