Arthur Edwin Wright
Welcome to the official website for the A.E. Wright Instrumental Music Department. Located in Calabasas, California, A.E.W. is one of three middle schools in the Las Virgenes Unified School district. Most students continue to Agoura High School or Calabasas High School after culmination.
“The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of the nation, is close to the center of a nation’s purpose – and is a test to the quality of a nation’s civilization.”
–John F. Kennedy
“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
“Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them – a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.”
– Gerald Ford
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
"This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before."
"Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable."