Fine Arts Night Monday, May 21

Monday, May 21, 7:00pm
WHS Commons

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.

Fine Arts Night Flyer 2018
Fine Arts Night Flyer 2018

Welcome back!

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.

CAPA votes in new board for 2016-2017

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).

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