MAY 2017
Whether you are 6, 16, or 60, we have a summer music program for you!  Summer Private Lessons are being scheduled now by our registrar - choose as many or as few lessons as you would like.  Space is already limited for Summer Festival for Pianists and  Summer Chamber Music Festival - contact us right away to inquire about availability. We're also registering adults and teens for Summer Rock & Blues Band , and c hildren and teens interested in exploring Percussion or Woodwinds & Brass , or who love to sing or want to be rock stars or want to learn to play recorder and ukulele . We even have three different weeks of Music Adventure for ages 4 and 5! To view all offerings, visit our Summer Programs page.
MUSIC MAYnia 2017
Sunday, May 7, 1-5 PM
Looking for a rain-or-shine activity for Sunday afternoon? Music MAYnia is the place to be! We have an a-MAY-zing day of music and family fun planned for you here at 407 Highland Ave. Come try a drum circle, watch a percussion demo, play games, get your face painted, and enjoy nonstop live music performed by 220 students on three stages. More information here!

For Performers:

The performer schedule is COMING SOON! We'll email the performer schedule as soon as it is ready; the schedule will also be available on our MAYnia webpage.  
The t-shirts are HERE! Pick up your t-shirt at the front office this week, or pick it up on the day of MAYnia.
Register Early to Guarantee Your Spot!
You might remember those years when we held a registration event at the school in the spring for our very popular group classes. There was sometimes a line out the door! This year, take advantage of our online registration system and sign up for fall classes from the comfort of your own home, office, or coffee shop starting Wednesday, May 17. Watch your email next week for more information and for an at-a-glance class schedule for the fall semester.

Current private lesson students will receive a notification by email on May 17 and must register by Monday, June 5 to keep their current time slot or request a change. New private lesson students can inquire at any time and will be scheduled by the registrar.

Questions? Our registrar is holding special drop-in hours the week of May 30 - June 5, 3-7 PM. At any other time, please call 781-721-2950 or stop by the front office for assistance.

Interested in joining an ensemble? It's a great opportunity to collaborate with other students and be coached by one of our professional faculty members. If you'd like to find out what a particular ensemble is like, come listen to a spring recital! All recitals are free, family-friendly, and followed by light refreshments.

Jazz Ensembles: May 22 and June 1
Rock & Blues Bands: May 23, 24, 26 and June 5
Chamber Ensembles: May 25
Voice Works: May 31
String Sinfonietta: June 3

See our full calendar of events.

Plus, don't forget about our Jenks Recorder Ensemble and Village Band! Please contact the school to learn more about joining an ensemble.
May 8 - 13, 2017
Bring a friend to class and help spread the word about the amazing children's music program at WCMS. We have taught Dalcroze Eurhythmics for 25 years, and have the largest and most qualified program in Massachusetts. It's a highly successful method for teaching the fundamentals of music - plus it's fun! Call 781-721-2950 for more information. 
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Come listen to WCMS ensembles perform in a new location during Winchester Town Day - in front of the First Congregational Church, right across from the town common!

We'll also have our usual tent downtown. Please stop by to say hello, listen to live acoustic music at the tent, and pick up information on summer and fall programs.

Volunteers: We'd love to have help with this event, moving musical equipment or helping at the info tent! Sign up here.
Watch this great new video to learn how WCMS Early Childhood faculty approach musical understanding and learning through movement, to build connections between the mind and body. Also, join us Sunday, May 21, to see students perform in our Dalcroze Eurhythmics Showcase!
It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to Bert Benedict, our longtime Facilities Coordinator who is retiring (for the second time!), and Hayley Woldseth, who has served as our Assistant Director since early 2016 and is now moving to California. You have both made indelible and lasting contributions to WCMS, and you will be greatly missed! We wish you the best!
Upcoming Events
5/3  String Master Class
5/4  Open Mic - Starbucks
5/5  Broadway On Highland
5/7  Music MAYnia
5/8-13  Bring a Friend Week
5/9  Blues Jam
5/12 Voice Dept. Recital
5/13  Piano Honors Concerts
5/17 Fall Registration Opens
5/20  En Ka Parade
5/21  Dalcroze Showcase
5/22-6/5  Ensemble Concerts
6/1  Open Mic
6/3  Town Day

See full events calendar here
Concerto Competition Winner
Congratulations to Maxwell McDonnell (oboe student of Kyoko Hida-Battaglia), who is the winner of our summer Concerto Competition! Maxwell will perform as a soloist with the senior orchestra during our Summer Chamber Music Festival. We also congratulate the selected alternate, Daphne Lee, who will play violin in the festival. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Spring Honors Concerts
Saturday, May 13
5:00 PM - Junior Division
6:30 PM - Senior Division

All Honors Concerts are free and open to the public.

Come Play Kazoos in the En Ka Parade
Saturday, May 20, 9:00 AM

All ages welcome - bring your wagons, strollers, kids, tricycles, friends, and dogs! We'll distribute free kazoos, and lead the group in performing favorite family songs. Please RSVP at the front desk, send us an email, or call 781-721-2950
Celebrate Teachers with a Tribute Donation!

In our 35th year, please join us in continuing the WCMS Teacher Tribute tradition with a year-end donation in honor of your music teacher(s).

Make a tribute donation online
Job Openings
WCMS currently has three staff job openings - come join our wonderful team! Feel free to share these opportunities with your network.

Assistant Director (FT) 

Development Manager (PT)

Evening/Weekend Administrative Assistant (PT)  

We gratefully acknowledge the volunteers who assisted us with events in April. 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

Saturday, May 27
Normal schedule

Monday, May 29
Closed for Memorial Day
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