Three talented college a cappella groups are coming to the Wayland High School Theater to perform at the Spring College A Cappella Concert on Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 pm. Harvard University’ s Krokodiloes, Tufts’ Jackson Jills, and Northeastern’s Nor’easters will be joined by WHS’ own T-Tones, Muses and Madrigals for a night of great entertainment. Join CAPA as we mark the spring season by coming to see these exuberant groups sing and entertain!
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!
Get tickets here:
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.)
Saturday, April 7, 7:30pm
WHS Main Stage
We have plenty of tickets available for tonight’s Spring College A Cappella concert. Just show up at the high school after 6:30 and you can purchase them at the door. We take cash and checks.
This fun-filled musical event will be a delight for all ages, and raises needed funds for the fine arts programs at Wayland High School. Featured college groups include the Vassar Devils, Not Too Sharp from UNH, and Pitch, Please! from Northeastern. As always, Wayland’s own a cappella groups – Muses, T-Tones and Madrigals – will round out the program.
The evening will also feature the ever-popular free dessert and snack buffet at intermission.
5:00-7:30pm Drop-Off, WHS Commons
We are in need of desserts and snacks for the intermission buffet. Any donation would be greatly appreciated – cookies, breads, cupcakes, brownies, healthy snacks, etc. You may drop them off at the Wayland High School Commons between 5:00-7:30 pm tonight (Saturday, April 7).
Monday, February 12 at 7pm
WHS Main Stage
Suggested Donation $10 Adults, $5 Students and Seniors
The WHS Tri-M Music Honor Society will host a benefit concert on Feb. 12, 2018. The concert will feature Wayland resident professional musicians, some of whom are currently playing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, in addition to WHS musicians.
The society is raising money for the National Association for Music Education’s Give-a-Note Foundation. According to its website (https://www.giveanote.org/), the foundation strives to bring awareness to the importance of music education and to strengthen musical opportunities for all students, providing the resources necessary to help 20 million students through grants to new and existing school programs.
The concert will 7 p.m. in the WHS Auditorium. There is a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. The snow date for the event is Feb. 13.
Saturday, December 2, 7:30pm
WHS Main Stage
The Fall 2017 College A Cappella Concert took place on December 2. We had a fantastic lineup of first-rate a cappella groups including the 2017 ICCA champion Nor’easters, UMass Sharp Attitude, and the Hamilton Buffers. In addition, Wayland High School’s own talented student a cappella groups, the Madrigals, the Muses, and the T-Tones performed to a nearly full house. As always, everyone enjoyed the complimentary refreshments at intermission.
All proceeds from the concert benefit the visual and performing arts at Wayland High School. Thank you to our dedicated audience members who help keep this special community fundraiser going!
Many thanks to the army of volunteers who worked at the show and to everyone who contributed dinner for the performers or a dessert or snack for the intermission buffet. Thanks also to the smaller, dedicated crew who worked in advance to organize everything, select groups to perform, sell tickets, and create publicity. If you are interested in joining this special group for future concerts, please contact us. Special thanks to Donelan’s Market and Russell’s Garden Center for selling tickets for us, and to the Wayland Town Crier for publishing articles about the concert.
Monday, May 22
WHS Auditorium and Commons
Awards: 7-8 pm
Sundae Bar and Photo Booth: 8-9 pm
All students of the Fine Arts and their families are invited to join us for an evening of recognition for the Fine Arts classes, ensembles, and activities at WHS. Fine Arts faculty members will be on hand to announce awards. We will celebrate the retirement of Fine Arts theater arts teacher, Richard Weingartner. We will also award Fine Arts jackets to students who have earned them. Awards will be followed by a fun Sundae Bar and Photo booth for everyone. Join in the fun and recognition of Fine Arts at WHS!
Wayland High School, Town Pool Parking Lot
Saturday, May 6, 10:00 – 2:00 PM
Time to donate your refundable bottles and cans — Please start saving them if you haven’t already. The CAPA Bottle and Can Drive 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.