Auditions for next year's Honors Wind and Jazz Ensembles are Wednesday March 15 starting at 1:20pm. A couple notes: If you are already enrolled in these groups this year you do not have to re-audition. If you auditioned last year and were accepted but could not enroll this year you do need to re-audition. Also Jazz Project is running next year which is a non-audition group.
Please see me asap if you need audition music. I urge everyone to try out!!
Thanks, Mr. O.
FYI - Did you know our music department received a $44,000 grant from the WPSF for a new
State-of-the-art Music Lab??!!
NEW COURSE OFFERINGS/ELECTIVES FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR INCLUDE:
In addition to our performance ensembles, we also offer other music enrichment electives. We urge you to sign-up and take advantage of these wonderful offerings. Please refer to the program of studies for exact course descriptions: http://whs.wayland.k12.ma.us/for_families/program_of_studies
New! *Music Production Studio I (Meets 4x a cycle for one semester)
New *Music Production Studio II (Meets 4x a cycle for one semester)
*AP Music Theory - Year Long Course (Meets 6x in the 8 day cycle)
*Songwriting – Semester Course (4x in 8 Day cycle)
WHS Music Department is named NAMM Foundation 2016 Best Communities for Music Education!!
Lucy's Love Bus Fundraiser
*Renowned Rock Drummer and Wayland resident, Scott Crago, spoke to students during winter week about his experience in the music industry and playing with the legendary rock band the "Eagles". Mr. Crago is a "DW" and "Vic Firth" sponsored artist.
Nathan Childers Masterclass Pictures: We had an amazing day with NYC Jazz Artist Nathan Childers. He coached and played with our Honors Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Honors Jazz Ensemble, Songwriting Class, and even a jazz cellist. Mr. Childers is an endorsed artist by the Rico and Yamaha corporations. Topics included: Warm-ups and long tones, breathing, phrasing, improvisation, reed and instrument care, and life in the music industry. Mr Childers stated,"I am so impressed with your new school - what an incredible environment to learn in". He was also very impressed with the playing level in our music program and its many course offerings. We hope to have him back again soon. He is a true artist that instills his love and passion of music with all groups that he works with. If you are ever in NYC, stop by the famous jazz club "Birdland" to see if he is playing that night. This masterclass day was made possible with a grant from CAPA and the Yamaha Corporation. Thank You!!
You can follow Mr. Childers on his website at www.nathanchildersmusic.com
District Website (scale and other info)
Lettersforliberty.org - website and vision created by Christine Cocce '12 (Support Our Troops!)
*Wayland Fine Arts Wins Namm Award!! http://www.nammfoundation.org/press-room/namm-foundation-record-number-programs-earn-distinction-best-community-music-education
*Private Lesson Program Info: