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.

Bottle & Can Drive, May 9

Saturday, May 9, 10am – 2pm
WHS parking lot

CAPA will be running its next fundraiser, the bottle and can drive, at the high school on May 9 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Save your bottles and cans! Students, please consider volunteering to help out — community service credit is available. All proceeds benefit the arts programs at WHS.

Fine Arts Jackets 2015

Forms due Monday, March 16
Fittings on Friday, March 20 in WHS Commons

The Wayland High School Creative Arts Parent Association (CAPA) generously provides funding for Fine Arts Jackets for students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement and dedication in the arts.

Get the Fine Arts Jacket form here. Click, print, add up your points! 300 points are needed for a jacket.

Students may choose a wool letter jacket or a windbreaker, either of which can be personalized with the student’s name.

After a student has earned a jacket, they start accumulating points again and can earn Service Bars for each subsequent 200 points earned.

Qualifying students are asked to contribute $30 toward the price of the jacket and CAPA will fund the remainder of the cost.

Completed forms and the $30 fee (checks made payable to CAPA) are due no later than Monday, March 16th. Forms and payments can be turned in to your student’s Fine Arts teacher or in the Fine Arts office.

Fittings will take place during the lunch periods in the Commons on Friday, March 20th between 10:40 am – 12:10 pm. Jackets will be awarded during Fine Arts Night on Friday, June 5th.

February music events

String Jam, Wednesday, February 11
7:30pm, WHS Field House

Join all of the string ensembles from Wayland High School, Middle School, Claypit Hill School, Happy Hollow School, and Loker School for the spring String Jam in the Wayland High Field House.

Band Fest, Thursday, February 12
7:30pm, WHS Field House

Join bands from Wayland High School, Wayland Middle School, Claypit Hill School, Happy Hollow School, and Loker School for the spring Band Fest on Thursday evening, February 12 in the High School Field House.

Photos from winter orchestra concert

The Wayland Middle and High School Orchestras performed their Winter Concert December 9, 2014 to a packed house. Selections ranged from Tum Balalaika to Smetana’s Dance of the Comedians, Greensleeves Fantasy, Corelli’s Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 8, ending with the Polar Express performed by the WHS Full Symphony.

Here are some photos, courtesy of Ms. Memoli:

WHS Orchestra
WHS Orchestra
WMS Orchestra
WMS Orchestra

WHS Students perform in Senior District Festival

Congratulations to the Wayland High School 2015 Eastern District Senior Festival members! These musicians succeeded in a competitive audition and participated in the festival January 9-10 at Boston Latin High School.

Luke Xu*, tenor saxophone

Gene Barton*, bass
Jen Curran, alto
Christina Houde, alto
Melinda Kalanzis, alto
Dan Pachter*, bass
Ethan Toga*, tenor

Myra Afzal*, bassoon
Chris Laven*, string bass
Matt Ludwig, cello
Nick Memoli*, cello
Anirudh Nagesha, string bass
Anthony Schleppi, string bass
Max Wong, cello
Linda Zhang, cello

* indicates scoring in the top 50% of the section and receiving an All State audition recommendation.

Susan Memoli honored by SBO magazine

Susan Memoli, Director of Fine Arts and Wayland High School Orchestra Director was named to the “50 Directors Who Make A Difference” report for 2014 by the School Band and Orchestra magazine.

This is the 17th annual listing which “highlights some of the best music educators across all fifty states,” according to SBO magazine.

Ms. Memoli has served as the Director of Fine Arts in Wayland for the past 7 years and as the Elementary and Middle School Orchestra Director from 2001-2008.

View the complete listing here.

Junior District Audition Results

Congratulations to the following Wayland students who successfully auditioned for junior district groups!

Michael Matta, grade 8, Alto Saxophone
Logan Dawson, grade 9, Bass Clarinet
Helen Cliff, grade 9, Bassoon
Alex Ding, grade 7, Flute
Matthew Karle, grade 8, Snare Drum
McKenna Kelemanik, grade 7, Tuba

Jazz Band
Lucas Bowditch, grade 9, Drum Set

Mixed Chorus
Abaigeal Donaldson, grade 8, Alto
Elizabeth Francis, grade 8, Alto
Will Danforth, grade 9, Baritone
Renee Case, grade 8, Soprano
Samantha Morrison, grade 8, Soprano
Abigail O’Shaughnessy, grade 8, Soprano
Zachary Knapp, grade 9, Tenor
Siddhanth Iyer, grade 8, Tenor
Nick Smith, grade 8, Tenor
Sidney Toga, grade 7, Tenor
Jack Wuerfl, grade 7, Tenor

Treble Chorus
Isabel Steneri, grade 9, Alto
Abby Calverley, grade 8, Alto
Samantha Neuman, grade 8, Alto
Isabel Gitten, grade 9, Soprano
Ella Johnson, grade 9, Soprano
Alex Beer, grade 9, Soprano
Eva Bransfield, grade 7, Soprano
Samantha Potter, grade 7, Soprano
Emily Rader, grade 8, Soprano

Michael Liu, grade 7, Cello
Kevin Wang, grade 7, Cello
Conrad Chew, grade 8, Cello
Clarissa Briasco-Stewart, grade 8, Cello
Maya Anand, grade 9, Clarinet
Mae Zhang, grade 8, Snare Drum
Dylan Rader, grade 9, String Bass
Jesse Wang, grade 7, String Bass
Lily Jenzeh, grade 7, String Bass
Alexander Zhu, grade 9, Viola
Samantha Baron, grade 7, Viola
Tristan Wolff, grade 7, Viola
Alexander Zhong, grade 9, Violin
Julia Hong, grade 9, Violin
Sarah Zhang, grade 8, Violin
Rachel Chau, grade 8, Violin
Spencer Lee, grade 8, Violin
Julia de los Reyes, grade 8, Violin
Nathan Zhao, grade 8, Violin
Brendan Ho, grade 7, Violin