Current Announcements & Latest News

10/23/21 CAPA Bottle and Can Drive!

The CAPA Can and Bottle Drive is back!!  

Please help with bottle and can collection and sorting Saturday, 10/23 at the WHS parking lot, 10AM to 2PM. Students and/or parents who can give even 1 hour (hopefully 2!) will receive community service credit for their time. Sign up here or just show up to help.  

The funds that are redeemed from this drive benefit the WHS Fine Arts Students directly through teacher grants, Fine Arts jackets, Awards Night and much more.  Come out and show your support, lend a hand and have fun!

Senior District Aidition Info! Deadline November 5th
As you know, the auditions for the 2022 Senior District Festival are virtual.  In order to audition, please complete the following steps:
  • Go to UniPay: https://unipaygold.unibank.com/
  • Pull down (at the bottom of the screen) to: Wayland Public Schools - Music Fees And Trips, click GO!
  • Click on "Music Fees" and click on "Senior District Audition"
This will bring you to a message, a form and payment portal.  The directions for video taping are linked.  

You will be registered once this process is completed AND your video is received.  Please send it in the exact format required to: Susan_Memoli@Waylandps.org

The audition requirements are linked here.  Deadline for registration (online and video submission) is November 5.

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Private Lesson Program!!
Private lessons make a huge difference in help making students much stronger and happier players.  Please take advantage of this program!
Please Click on the link below to sign-up.

See the attached document below for a list of the teachers and why this program is so important!  You click on this link as well:

For further questions please contact:
Bernadette_Vanaria@wayland.k12.ma.us

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Fun courses to take at WHS!  PSA Video!!

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Wayland is named a 2021 Recipient of the NAMM 
"Best Communities for Music Education"
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Band Fest 2021 

*Featuring All Wayland Band & Jazz Ensembles!

Tuesday March 30th - 7pm

Live Stream Link: https://youtu.be/NSQC1wl8fqo

*Feel free to share this link with friends and family :)

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WHS Band & Jazz Holiday Album - 2020
Attachments a
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Wayland Private Lesson Program!! 
Take your playing to the next level and 
enjoy the benefits of private lessons!

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Virtual Pomp & Circumstance 
performed by the
WHS 2020 Band Seniors!

WHS Band Seniors:
Josh Brient - Clarinet
Lilly Brooks - Trumpet
Alex Howard - Trumpet
Aidan Keenan - Trumpet
McKenna Kelemanik - Tuba
Jaya Mills - Clarinet
Cecelia Murphy - Oboe
Aviva Pansovoy - Flute
Mike Russo - Percussion
Jake Simmons - Bass Clarinet

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Fall Jazz Night! 2019
Video Clip - Feeling Good with Bec Patsenker Vocals
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Link to WHS Band Performance at the 2017 Graduation - The Music of Hamilton!
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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