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.

Great Spring College A Cappella Concert on March 19, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 7:30pm
WHS Main Stage

We had a great turnout and fantastic singing at the Spring College A Cappella Concert! The Brick City Singers from RIT got the evening off to a great start with their rock and doo-wop repertoire. Even their shirts sported festive spring colors. The Brown’sTones from Brown University blew us away with their Dig Medley, The Chain, and more. The Nor’easters from Northeastern made us Sorry to see their set end the show. They filled the auditorium with their strong voices, even when singing without microphones! Wayland’s Muses, T-Tones and Madrigals also performed strong sets. The audience showed their appreciation throughout with applause, hoots, cheers and a standing ovation. And as always, the free dessert buffet at intermission was consumed with great gusto.

Thanks to all the performers and volunteers for making the show so successful, and thanks to everyone who came out to support the arts at Wayland High School!

Our next concert will be in December 2016. Watch this space and follow us on Facebook for announcements of the groups and concert date.


Free tickets to the Spring College A Cappella concert

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? Would you like free tickets to the spring College A Cappella concert?

Won’t you help the Creative Arts Parent Association keep WHS arts programs vibrant with your tax-deductible donation?

Any amount is appreciated, but we are offering those who donate $100 or more by December 31, 2015 a complimentary pair of tickets to our Spring College A Cappella concert (a $36 value). All of your donation goes directly to supporting CAPA.

We have two ways to donate:

Make a secure donation online:


Or mail a check: Print the donation form.

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

Thank you! Your contribution helps keep quality fine arts programming alive at Wayland High School.

Cindy Lewis and Kathryn Welter, CAPA Co-Presidents
Kirsten Robinson, Deb Cohen, Kim Reichelt and Jen Apazidis, CAPA Board

College A Cappella Concert December 5, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 7:30pm
WHS Main Stage
Tickets $18

What a great concert! A packed theater came to enjoy the Fall College A Cappella Concert, with a fantastic line-up of first-rate a cappella groups including UMass Amherst Vocal Suspects, Emmanuel College For Good Measure, and The Harvard Din & Tonics. In addition, Wayland High School’s own talented student a cappella groups, the Madrigals, the Muses, and the T-Tones put on great performances. At intermission, everyone descended on the complimentary dessert buffet to satisfy their appetite for cookies, brownies and other delicious sweets. All proceeds from the concert benefit the visual and performing arts at Wayland High School.


Bottle and Can Drive, October 24 — Volunteers Needed

CAPA Bottle and Can Drive
October 24, 10AM – 2PM
Wayland High School

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 semi-annual event will take place at Wayland High School in the Town Pool parking lot on October 24, 10AM to 2PM. 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 CAPA at for more information on how to volunteer. Please help us to support the Arts in our schools!

Fine Arts Night is June 5 – Volunteers Needed

Friday, June 5, 7:00-9:30pm
Wayland High School Commons & Main Stage

Fine Arts awards, including jackets, will be awarded this Friday, followed by a fun-filled carnival with karaoke, popcorn, cotton candy, pizza and more. All Fine Arts students and families are invited for the awards ceremony and slide show from 7-8pm. After that, the party begins for students only (and volunteers, of course).

Please note that the location has changed from past years — we will be at WHS, not at the Longfellow Club. No need to bring chairs!

We need volunteers to make Fine Arts Night a success! Sign up at Volunteer Spot if you are interested in helping out.

College A Cappella March 28, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 7:30pm
WHS Main Stage
Tickets $18

Many thanks to all who came out for the concert, and all who contributed their time to help make it a success. We had three fantastic college groups for your entertainment, as well as Wayland’s own T-Tones, Muses and Madrigals. The college groups were:

Harvard Opportunes
In 1980, two Harvard-Radcliffe students transformed a loosely organized co-ed singing group called the Harvard Squares into Harvard’s first full-fledged, mixed a cappella ensemble, now known as the Harvard Opportunes. Over the years, the Opportunes have won widespread acclaim for their intricate six-to-eight-part harmonies as well as for their stage presence and sense of humor. Our members hail from all over the country and the world and are involved in Harvard athletics, clubs, theater, publications, and service programs. The Opportunes will be featuring a Wayland alum, Larry Guo!

Northeastern Treble on Huntington
Treble on Huntington was formed in the Fall of 2007 as Northeastern University’s original all-female a cappella group. Their unique name came from a combination of a musical pun and Huntington Avenue, Northeastern’s central nervous system. Treble on Huntington is coming at you live and in color from Boston! Skilled in the language of music, these fierce females are ready to rock your soul to the very core and leave you cheering for more. Feast your ears on the remarkable and melodious masterpiece that is Treble on Huntington.

Amherst College Route 9
Route 9 is an all-male a cappella group specializing in contemporary rock, pop, and R&B arrangements. We were founded in October 2000 at Amherst College and are named for the state highway that runs alongside the school. As a group, we always look to expand our musical boundaries through our ever-growing repertoire. Rain, shine, or snow, a Route 9 performance is guaranteed to be a fun time!

All proceeds from the concert benefit the arts at Wayland high school.

College A Cappella on December 6

Saturday, December 6, 7:30pm
WHS Main Stage

CAPA is pleased to announce that this fall’s College A Cappella concert will be held on December 6 on the WHS Main Stage. Featured college groups include Pitch Slapped from Berklee, Chattertocks from Brown University, and the MIT Logarythms, as well as our own Muses, T-Tones, and Madrigals.

Art Sale: The concert will also feature an art sale. Artists who are alumni of Wayland High School will be exhibiting and selling their original photos, paintings, pottery and drawings at the WHS Commons before, during intermission, and after the concert. A percentage of the sales price goes to CAPA to support the arts at WHS. Great place to buy Christmas presents for your favorite art lover while supporting the arts in Wayland. Bring your check book!

Here are a few examples of the art that will be on sale.

Emily, by Mahala Sacra - oil painting
Emily, by Mahala Sacra - oil painting
Bulls Eye by Andrea Cincotta - Ink on paper
Bulls Eye by Andrea Cincotta - Ink on paper
Sand Pattern 13 by Katherine Richmond - photograph
Sand Pattern 13 by Katherine Richmond - photograph

Desserts and snacks needed: To all parents who wish to support our fine arts programs, we need desserts! This is always a well attended fundraiser and the audience loves the free treat buffet we set up. Any snack donation would be greatly appreciated — cookies, breads, cupcakes, brownies, healthy snacks, etc. You may drop off your snacks at the Wayland High School Commons from 5:00-7:30pm on Saturday, December 6.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Wayland History Film to premiere November 21

Friday, November 21, 7:30pm
Free admission 

Pelham Island Pictures is thrilled to announce that their film, 5 Miles Astride the River: The Story of Wayland will premiere at Wayland High School on November 21st at 7:30pm. This is a historical documentary — produced by Wayland High School graduates, Zander Cowen and Jacob Sussman — that traces the evolution of Wayland over 375 years.

You can view a trailer for the film and learn more about the premiere at the following link:

The event will be co-hosted by the Walden Forum, a free, non-profit lecture series that serves the MetroWest community and has hosted speakers such as Tom Ashbrook of NPR’s “On Point” and Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman, a former NASA astronaut.

In addition, Kevin Delaney, a teacher at Wayland High School and 2014 Massachusetts State History Teacher of the Year, will begin the evening with a presentation on how local history can serve as a window to view larger themes of the American experience.

We hope that you and your family will join us at the premiere to celebrate and reflect upon Wayland’s rich history!

If you have a Facebook account, we encourage you to RSVP for the event and like the film’s Facebook pages at the following links:

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Viola Master Class with Susan Seeber

by Susan Memoli

The Viola students of the Wayland High School String Orchestra and Honors Sinfonia worked with Susan Seeber on October 9, 2014.  This masterclass was funded through the generosity of the Creative Arts Parent Association (CAPA).

Ms. Seeber is a Wayland resident who performs regularly with the Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Cantata Singers and others.

Viola master class
Viola master class