MARCH 2018
SUMMER 2018 ENROLLING NOW
Join us for summer music!
Some of our programs fill up quickly, so please register early. There's something for all ages and abilities!
THE VOCAL FACTOR
Preliminary Round: 
(for contestants only) 
Saturday, April 7, 6:30 PM

Competition Round: 
(with live audience) 
Saturday, April 28, 7:30 PM

Join us for our third annual singing competition for WCMS voice students! Registration for contestants opens Monday, March 5. First prize in the Senior Division includes a two-hour professionally engineered recording session at WCMS, in-session vocal coaching, and a $100 cash prize. First prize in the Junior Division includes a vocal coaching, plus a $25 iTunes gift card. The public is invited to watch the finalists perform for our judges (a panel of professional musicians) on Saturday, April 28. $10 general admission tickets will go on sale following the preliminary round on April 8. More information here.
"BEAT OF LIFE" PERCUSSION SHOWCASE
Friday, March 2, 7:00 PM

Join us for our annual Beat of Life percussion showcase featuring  solo and ensemble performances on a wide range of percussion instruments. The concert will include a lively mix of musical genres, from European classics to African tribal and Caribbean Calypso rhythms, to Brazilian and Balkan folk-based pieces. Free admission.

ADULT LEARNER PIANO MASTER CLASS
Saturday, March 24
3:30-5:00 PM
Please join the WCMS piano department for a master class with guest artist Mark Retallack. Participants will play a piece they are currently working on and receive feedback and insights from Mark. Both classical and jazz pianists are welcome to participate, and any WCMS student can come observe and learn from the discussion and performances. Whether you sign up to play, or just come observe and participate in the discussion, this is a great opportunity. Register by phone, email, or at the front office. 
MARCH MADNESS CONCERT
A Celebration of Woodwind, Brass & Percussion

Sunday, March 18, 4:00 PM
Please join WCMS for an extravaganza performance (a.k.a. March Madness!) that features our woodwind, brass and percussion faculty members collaborating in woodwind quintets, brass quartets, and percussion duos & trios. The program will include music ranging from Gabrieli and Handel to jazz and Macedonian dances. Reception to follow. Free admission.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING US IN FEBRUARY...WE HAVE RAFFLE WINNER!
Many thanks to everyone who participated during the month of February in our "Home Is Where the Heart Is" campaign. Thanks to the generosity of Don Foote, we successfully reached his challenge grant goal of $2,000, which he met dollar-for-dollar. We also thank HOME in downtown Winchester for hosting a lovely shopping event last night to benefit the school. HOME is donating 10% of the entire day's proceeds to WCMS! HOME also donated a large sign to be raffled, and the winner is Holly Handlin. Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to all.
EVENTS IN EARLY APRIL
Thursday, April 5, 7-9 PM
Open Mic at Starbucks

Friday, April 6, 7:00 PM
Woodwind, Brass & Percussion Honors Concert

Sunday, April 8, 1:00 & 2:30 PM Dalcroze Showcases at Lincoln Elementary School
Upcoming Events
3/1  Open Mic at Starbucks
3/1  Piano Performance Studio Class
3/2  "Beat of Life" Percussion Showcase
3/3  Suzuki Piano Meet & Greet
3/4  Concert for Kids! - SOLD OUT
3/13  Blues Jam
3/17 St. Patrick's Outreach at Mt. Vernon House
3/18  March Madness concert
3/19-24  Teacher Appreciation Week
3/24  Adult Learner Piano Master Class
3/24-25  Auditions: Summer Chamber Music Festival
3/25 Adult Dalcroze Workshop
3/26 Adult Learner Recital

See full events calendar here
 
Teacher Appreciation Week
March 19 - 24, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming! Please help show our teachers how much we all appreciate the amazing work they do!

1) Sign up to contribute a food item for teachers to enjoy at the school during the week (or make a monetary donation for food & supplies - gift cards for Stop & Shop or Whole Foods would be great too!).

2) Write a message for your teacher on the big board in the lobby.
Suzuki Piano
Meet & Greet 
Saturday, March 3
4:30 PM

The Suzuki piano department will host a Meet & Greet for prospective student families in the dining room at WCMS. Come meet Suzuki piano faculty Heather Bissell and Yoshiko Kline, and learn about the Suzuki method. 

Music MAYnia 2018
Thank you to everyone who voted for this year's Music MAYnia t-shirt color! The winning color was Heather Cardinal. Please save the date and join us for our 14th annual spring festival of music on Sunday, May 6, 1-5 PM. 
WCMS Summer Intern Opening
WCMS is seeking a Teaching Assistant / Intern for its Summer Chamber Music Festival (2 weeks).

Full description here
Volunteers
We gratefully acknowledge the volunteers who assisted us in February. If you'd like to learn about volunteer opportunities at WCMS, please visit our volunteer page !

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