DECEMBER 2018
SPRING RE-ENROLLMENT RAFFLE: DEADLINE IS MONDAY, DEC. 17
You could win an Apple Watch Series 4!
Last week, we sent out invoices by email for the spring semester. If we receive your spring payment by midnight on Monday, December 17, you will be entered in a drawing to win a new Apple Watch Series 4. The drawing will be held at WCMS on Wednesday, December 19. We'll provide a receipt so that you can exchange for different options if you wish. The final deadline for spring tuition payment is January 8. The semester begins January 24. More details here.
SPRING GROUP CLASS RE-MIX
Several new offerings and class sessions have been added for January 2019!
New classes:

New openings / days:

Spring semester classes begin the week of January 24. See our academic calendar here

MUSIC MAKING IN DECEMBER
Thursday, Dec. 6
7 - 9 PM 
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Friday, Dec. 7     
7:30 - 9 PM  
Tuesday, Dec. 11    
7 - 9 PM 
Tuesday, Dec. 18     
7:00 - 8:00 PM 

STRING SINFONIETTA CONCERT
Saturday, December 15, 2 PM
Our String Sinfonietta is comprised of talented middle and high school students from several towns. Please join us for a festive performance! Free admission.
GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC
Looking for Gift Ideas for Music Students?  Stop by our bulletin board near the lobby for some great gift ideas suggested by our faculty and staff.

WCMS Gift Certificate: Good for any type of activity, class or lesson - bring music to life for someone you know! Available in denominations of $50, $100, and $250 - or we can make a custom denomination for you. Printed on an attractive note card with envelope. Contact the front office to purchase.

Shopping at Amazon.com? Use this link for AmazonSmile and WCMS will receive a donation every time you make a purchase. Remember to log in to AmazonSmile every time you shop to support music education in your community!
2018 RECIPIENTS OF FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
WCMS announces this year's recipients of its professional development grants for faculty. The grants are awarded for special projects, education, and equipment. Five faculty members were awarded grants for the 2018-2019 school year:
  • Eiko Ishizuka & Yoshiko Kline - recording project that features the four-hand piano music of Émile Jacques-Dalcroze
  • Yun Lee & Noralee Walker - recording and concert project to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Rebecca Clarke's Sonata for Viola and Piano
  • Monika Gibbons - tuition assistance for music therapy continuing education course work
Learn more about these projects here.
Upcoming Events
12/6  Open Mic at The Fuller Cup (location change)

12/7  Broadway On Highland
12/11  Blues Jam
12/15 String Sinfonietta concert
12/17 Early Tuition Deadline for Apple Watch Raffle
12/18  Piano Performance Studio Class
12/19  Outreach recital at the Gables

Annual Fund
Double Your Donation!
 
Did you know that you can double the impact of your gift?  Ask your company or employer about Matching Gift programs. Many companies offer programs that allocate corporate dollars, dollar-for-dollar, to causes that their employees care about, effectively DOUBLING your contribution. Make a match by asking your employer today !

Save the Date
Saturday, Jan. 19, 3:30 pm
Junior District MMEA Mock Audition Workshop

Monday, January 28 
Give Back Event at The Waterfield Kitchen
Volunteers
We gratefully acknowledge the wonderful volunteers who assisted us with events in November. Would you like to help out at an upcoming event? Please visit our volunteer page !

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

December 22
Open regular schedule

December 24 - 25
Closed for Christmas

December 26 - 28
Office open 9 AM - 5:30 PM
No lessons or classes

December 29
Closed

December 31
Office open 9 AM - 5:30 PM
No lessons or classes

January 1
Closed for New Year's Day

January 2
Fall semester lessons and classes resume!
 
Weather Cancellations
In case of inclement weather, please check our website or call WCMS at 781-721-2950 to verify the status of our classes. Please note: WCMS does NOT follow the weather cancellation decisions of the public schools.
Building safety
Please note that the exit door in the lower (basement) lobby is for EXITING the building only. We will be installing additional signage to remind everyone that they MUST enter through the front door of the school, and not open or hold the door for others. This door is monitored by video surveillance, but we ask that everyone do their part to ensure safety in our building.
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