Have you earned a Fine Arts jacket?

Forms Due Wednesday, February 14
Fittings Wednesday, February 28

Fine Arts students eligible for Fine Arts jackets must submit their eligibility form to the Fine Arts office by Wednesday, February 14. Jacket fittings will take place during lunch periods on Wednesday, February 28. The cost per jacket is $50, and CAPA subsidizes the remaining cost. Students should submit a check made out to CAPA in the amount of $50 or $50 in cash with their form.

11 Musicians Selected for All State 2018

by Susan Memoli

Congratulations to the WHS students who auditioned on January 20 for the 2018 All State Festival.

The following students were selected and will participate in the festival March 1-3, 2018, culminating with a performance at Boston’s Symphony Hall on March 3, 2018.


Rachel Chau, Violin
Julia de los Reyes, Violin
Dylan Rader, String Bass
Jesse Wang, String Bass
Tristan Wolff, Viola
Kanming Xu, Cello
Sarah Zhang, Violin
Alexander Zhong, Violin
Alexander Zhu, Viola


Siddhanth Iyer, Tenor
Andy Wang, Tenor

25 WHS Musicians Selected for Senior District Music Festival

by Susan Memoli

Wayland sent 56 students to audition for our Eastern District Senior Music Festival yesterday at Milton High School. The competition in the Eastern District is outrageously stiff. Every student who auditioned improved and took giant leaps in their personal musicianship.

I am thrilled to announce that 25 WHS musicians will be representing Wayland at the festival in January! Of those 25 members, 13 scored high enough in their sections to earn an All State recommendation (indicated by *). These students are now eligible to audition for MA All-State Music Festival. For a district our size, these results are remarkable.

Please join me in congratulating the 2018 Senior District Festival members!

Samantha Baron, orchestra
Andrew Briasco-Stewart, band
Clarissa Briasco-Stewart, orchestra
Daniel Cai, chorus
Rachel Chau*, orchestra
Kara Chuang, band
Jen Curran, chorus
Julia de los Reyes*, orchestra
Will Gardner, chorus
Sid Iyer*, chorus
McKenna Kelemanik*, band
Rebecca Patsenker*, chorus
Connor Rader, orchestra
Dylan Rader*, orchestra
Matias Salama, chorus
Megan Sin, orchestra
Elizabeth Strehle, chorus
Andy Wang*, chorus
Jesse Wang*, orchestra
Tristan Wolff*, orchestra
Jack Wuerfl, chorus
Kanming Xu*, orchestra
Sarah Zhang*, orchestra
Alex Zhong*, orchestra
Alex Zhu*, orchestra

A hearty thank you to Joe Oneschuk who is serving as this year’s Senior District Jazz Band manager and to Rachel Carroll who took our Wayland students to the audition yesterday.

Fine Arts Night is May 22, 2017

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!

Fine Arts Jackets – Forms due Feb 27

CAPA subsidizes the Fine Arts Jacket for students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement and dedication in the arts. Students who have earned 300 points are eligible for a jacket. Forms are due in the Fine Arts office by February 27, and fittings will be held during lunch periods on Wednesday, March 8. If you already have a jacket, students can earn service bars for each additional 200 points.

Congratulations Senior District Musicians!

Contributed by Susan Memoli

Congratulations to all of our WHS musicians who auditioned on November 19 at Milton High School for the Eastern District Senior Band, Orchestra, Chorus and Jazz Band. I am pleased to report that 32 of our students were selected from the rigorous audition process to participate in the festival at Boston Latin School in January. Twenty-two of these students scored within the top 50% of their section and received recommendations to audition for MA All State!

Logan Dawson, Bass Clarinet
Derek Ho, Flute
Margaret Trogolo, Snare Drum
Mae Zhang*, Mallets

Marc Bacharach*, Baritone
Jen Curran, Alto
Clara Hurney, Soprano
Siddhanth Iyer*, Tenor
Tyler Johnsen*, Baritone
Zachary Knapp*, Baritone
Nick Smith*, Baritone
Isabel Steneri*, Alto
Sidney Toga*, Tenor
Andy Wang*, Tenor
Jack Wuerfl, Tenor

Samantha Baron, Viola
Clarissa Briasco-Stewart, Cello
Rachel Chau*, Violin
Julia de los Reyes*, Violin
Brendan Ho*, Violin
Julia Hong*, Violin
McKenna Kelemanik*, Tuba
Spencer Lee*, Violin
Matthew Ludwig*, Cello
Steven Luo*, Violin
Dylan Rader*, String Bass
Jesse Wang*, String Bass
Kanming Xu, Cello
Sarah Zhang*, Violin
Nathan Zhao, Violin
Alexander Zhong*, Violin
Alexander Zhu*, Viola

* Indicates All State recommendation

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.

Eight Musicians Selected for All State

by Susan Memoli

It is my pleasure to announce that Wayland High School has 8 students who were selected for the 2016 MMEA All State Music Festival!

The auditionees were selected to audition based on their high scores from the Eastern District Senior Festival. The top scoring students from all 5 MA geographic districts auditioned at Shrewsbury High School on 1/23. The audition included a prepared selection, scales and sight reading.

Congratulations to the largest Wayland representation in recent memory! These students will participate in rehearsals March 10-11 in Boston and perform at Symphony Hall on March 12, 2016.





Rachel Chau




Siddhanth Iyer




Zachary Knapp




Christopher Laven



String Bass

Matthew Ludwig




Daniel Pachter




Anthony Schleppi



String Bass

Alexander Zhong




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.