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WHS Spring Band & Jazz Newsletter

*May 28 - Monday: Memorial Day Parade - WMS Step-Off at 11am (CB & WE) *If rain ceremony will be in the WMS Gym

*June 3 - Sunday:  WHS Graduation Performance - WHS Football Field 3pm (CB & WE) *If Rain ceremony will be in the WHS Field House

*June 12 - Tuesday: Band Tutor Recital - WHS Band Room 4pm

Other:
*Wear Concert Dress to Graduation.  Ladies may opt for a sun dress.
*Wear Parade Polo and Black Pants/Shoes to Memorial Day Parade.  9th Graders please bring in a check for $18.00 made out to "WHS Band" for your parade polo.
*Make sure you are enrolled in band and jazz for next year.  If it is not in your schedule please contact guidance and myself asap.

*Report Times for concert, parade, graduation are:
Memorial Day Parade - 10:15am
Graduation - 2:15pm
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Link to WHS Band Performance at the 2017 Graduation!




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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 2017-2018 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)

*Rock/Rap/Jazz History - Semester Course (4x in 8 day cycle)

WHS Music Department is named NAMM Foundation 2017 Best Communities for Music Education!!


Past Events


Lucy's Love Bus Fundraiser
Alastair moock

Band Fest Picture


*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