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.
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).
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).
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.