JUNE 2017
WINCHESTER TOWN DAY
Saturday, June 3, 2017
As in past years, students and faculty from WCMS will be bringing live music to Town Day! Stop by our booth downtown for a variety of acoustic performances including guitar, horn, percussion, and the Village Band - or check out our jazz and rock ensembles performing in front of the First Congregational Church across from the Common. Click here for the full Town Day schedule. A special shout-out goes to teen rock bands "Five Alive" and "OK Now" who are competing at Rock for Youth at 7:30 PM on Friday. Please stop by our booth on Saturday and say hello!
HERE COMES THE SUN (WE HOPE!)
summer music logo
After an unusually gray and rainy spring, it's time to enjoy some summer sun and music! Summer at WCMS is a relaxed, fun time to try something new, meet new friends, make music, enjoy our great backyard, and of course learn from our great faculty. Several programs are full or close to full, but we have some spaces left!

Flexible Summer Private Lessons (all ages) 
June 19 - July 28; Lots of instruments available. Take one lesson, or take several!

Music Adventure (mornings, ages 4-5) 
3 weeks to choose from: June 19 - 23; June 26 - 30, and July 3 - 7 (no July 4)

Village Band (Tuesdays, no July 4, all ages)
June 20 - July 25
 
Broadway Babies (Wednesday afternoons, for girls ages 8-11)
June 21 - July 26

Summer Rock & Blues Band (Wednesday evenings, teens & adults)
June 21 - July 26   

Summer Underground: Rock 101 (3:30-6:00 pm, ages 8-12)
June 26 - 30

Instrument Explorations (afternoons, ages 6-8)
July 3 - 7 (no July 4) (waitlist)

Summer Underground: The Art of Recording (2-day clinic, ages 13-18)
July 6-7

Summer Percussion Festival (mornings, ages 8-13)
July 10 - 14

Summer Woodwind & Brass Festival (afternoons, ages 9-12)
July 10 - 14

Summer Festival for Pianists (ages 9-18)
July 10 - 14, with three options: Piano Ensemble (full), Well-Rounded Pianist, and Master Class
 
Summer Chamber Music Festival (ages 7-18)
July 17 - 29 (full)
REMINDER: JUNE 5 DEADLINE FOR PRIVATE LESSON RE-ENROLLMENT
Current Private Lesson Students: Fall re-enrollment instructions have been emailed to all current private lesson students. Please contact us if you have not received an email.
  • Saturday, June 5: Deadline for current private lesson students to register and guarantee their slot for the fall semester.
  • Tuesday, August 15: Private lesson tuition for fall semester is due in full.
New Private Lesson Students: If you're new to WCMS or looking to add a new instrument, please submit an inquiry online. Priority is given to requests in the order received. Scheduling of new students begins in July.

Group Classes: All early childhood and group classes are enrolling now for both continuing and new students.
VIDEO FEATURETTE: MUSIC & MOVEMENT CLASSES
WCMS is enrolling now for Music & Movement classes in the fall, and this new video shows why kids love these classes so much. It highlights how early childhood music education helps nurture musical development for children 18 months - 3 years old. 
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF UPDATES
WCMS would like to congratulate Kathy Murphy, whom many of you know from her work in the front office on evenings and Saturdays. Kathy is now the school's new Staff Accountant, and we're thrilled that she is bringing her expertise and enthusiasm to our business office.

Upcoming Events
6/1  Open Mic - Starbucks
6/3  Winchester Town Day
6/3  String Sinfonietta Concert
6/5  Private Lesson Re-enrollment Deadline
6/5  Rock/Blues Recital
6/6-6/17  Make-Up Days
6/19-7/28  Summer Session

See full events calendar here
 
Financial Aid
Deadlines for Fall 2017

WCMS wants to make music instruction available to all. The deadline for financial aid applications for returning students is June 5, and the deadline for new students is August 1.

Forms and information here
Save the Date
Sunday, September 10
Two Events in One!

MusicFest Open House
2 - 4 PM

Join us for our annual MusicFest with a school-wide instrument petting zoo, live demos, sample classes for kids, and more! This is a free event for all ages.

MusicFest Auditions
2 - 5 PM

If you're interested in checking out our ensembles and bands, come audition! We welcome musicians of all abilities and genres. Join us and we'll match you up with a group and a faculty coach.  
 
Volunteers
We gratefully acknowledge the many volunteers who assisted us with events in May, including Music MAYnia! We couldn't do it without you! If you'd like to volunteer at upcoming events, please visit our volunteer page .

School Hours
Mon - Thur: 9 AM - 9 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 5 PM

Monday, June 5
Last day of regular lessons and classes

June 6 - 17
Make-up lessons
Check with your teacher to schedule make-ups

Monday, June 29
Summer Hours begin

Mon - Thur: 9 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Closed Saturdays

Summer lessons available June 19 through July 28
 
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