Saturday, December 1 — 7:30pm, WHS Main Stage
A highlight of the Wayland holiday season–the College A Cappella Concert–is almost here. Wayland High School’s talented a cappella groups – the Muses, T-Tones and Madrigals – will appear in concert on Saturday, December 1 at 7:30pm in the Wayland High School Theater, along with three outstanding college groups — the award-winning co-ed Berklee Upper Structure, the all-female Boston University Chordially Yours, and the all-male Brown University Jabberwocks. MCs for the event will be seniors, Jack Gaddis and Tucker Jones.
Upper Structure is an award-winning co-ed a cappella group from Berklee College of Music. Their most recent accomplishments are placing 2nd at the ICCA Finals in New York City, being featured on the Best of Collegiate A Cappella 2018 album for their rendition of “She Used to Be Mine,” and releasing their debut album, “Bridges.” They are currently working on recording their second full-length album to be released in Spring 2019.
The Madrigals (Mads) are Wayland High School’s co-ed a cappella group being featured this week as well. Under the direction of seniors, Alexa Calder and Emma DiIanni, the Madrigals are 12 members strong and are the oldest a cappella group at Wayland High School. They sing everything from pop covers to rock classics. Director, Alexa Calder, notes, “We’re a fun, coed group and we’ve been working really hard for the upcoming concerts. It’s been really cool being a director so far and we all can’t wait to perform on Saturday.”
Priced at $18, tickets are still available at Donelan’s, Russell’s Garden Center, and here: Buy Tickets Here
In previous years, tickets to the fall concert have sold out, so purchase early to guarantee a seat. Pictures, videos, and additional information are available on the concert’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/collegeacappella/, and on the CAPA website at www.whsarts.org .
The bi-annual college a cappella concerts (fall and spring) are major fundraisers for the Creative Arts Parents Association (CAPA), the organization that supports all Wayland High School arts, music and theater programs. For more information, to join the mailing list, or to make a donation, visit www.whsarts.org.
CAPA is happy to announce we are holding a fundraiser concert, bringing together local musical talent and featuring some of our own students. Come kick up your heels and help us start off the school year with some friends, fun, drinks, and listen to some great music too!
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Welcome back! Join us for our first monthly meeting as we kick off 2018-19. Enjoy treats and conversation as we meet and discuss priorities for parent support., including special events, grants, and curriculum questions. Meeting is 60 minutes, and is to take place very second Tuesday of the month, October- May at 7:30pm.
Thursday, May 24, 7:30pm
171 Old Connecticut Path
The final CAPA meeting of the year will be on Thursday, May 24 at the home of Cindy Lewis, 171 Old Connecticut Path. We will hold elections for next year’s CAPA board and celebrate another successful year of supporting the arts at Wayland High School. Newcomers are welcome – this is a great time to join CAPA and explore volunteer opportunities for next year.
Monday, May 21, 7:00pm
Fine Arts Night is coming up soon! Fine Arts students and families are invited to join the Fine Arts faculty and CAPA for a fun-filled night to recognize and celebrate our most accomplished students. The awards ceremony will take place on the Main Stage starting at 7:00. A party with ice cream sundaes and a photo booth will follow. Art projects will be on display throughout the evening, starting at 6:30pm.
Thursday, April 19, 8:00pm
WHS Main Stage
Enjoy an evening of jazz standards from the Great American Songbook with vocalist Donna McElroy and the Larry Monroe Quintet. Admission is free, although contributions are gratefully accepted at the door. For more information, visit waylandconcerts.org or call 508-358-2667.
(This is not a CAPA sponsored event; we’re just helping get the word out.)