MAY 2018
REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS & LESSONS
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. We have programs for 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 have three different weeks of Music Adventure for ages 4 and 5, and we're registering adults and teens for  Summer Rock & Blues Band. Space is already limited for Summer Festival for Pianists and Summer Chamber Music Festival - contact us right away to inquire about availability. To view all offerings, visit our Summer Programs page.
MUSIC MAYnia 2018
Sunday, May 6, 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 230 students on three stages. More information here!

For Performers & Volunteers:
  • Click here for the Performer Schedule
  • The t-shirts are HERE! Pick up your t-shirt in the front office on Friday or Saturday, or pick it up at MAYnia on Sunday.
EARLY REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR PRIVATE LESSONS - FALL 2018
Register by May 31 to save your time slot!
Current private lesson students can guarantee their lesson slot for Fall 2018 by re-enrolling during the month of May. Student families were sent an updated Fall 2018 statement this week. Choose one of the following options:
  • Pay in full by May 31 and receive a discount code for summer programs and lessons, OR
  • Choose a payment plan by May 31 and the usual $20 fee will be waived.

Click here for full instructions or to request a change (change of time, teacher, length of lesson, or instrument).  

 

General registration begins on June 11. Registration for fall private lessons will be open to everyone on a first come, first serve basis.

REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 15 FOR FALL GROUP CLASSES
Registration for our popular group classes for young children and for school-age kids opens on May 15. Register early to save your spot! These are small classes, some with as few as 4 students, so
don't delay! Our registration system includes a wait list, so if you see a class that you're interested in but is currently full, please join the wait list. If there is enough interest, we will try to schedule a new section.

Watch your email for more information and for an at-a-glance class schedule for Fall 2018. The website will be updated for the fall semester prior to May 15.

Questions? Our Registrar is holding special drop-in hours the week of May 25 - 31. On weekdays, the drop-in hours are 3-7 PM. On Saturday, the hours are 8 AM - 1 PM. We are closed Sunday. At any other time, please call 781-721-2950 or stop by the front office for assistance.

COME SEE WHAT OUR ENSEMBLES ARE ALL ABOUT!
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. We have ensembles for all ages. If you'd like to find out what a particular ensemble is like, come listen to a spring concert! These concerts are free, family-friendly, and followed by light refreshments.

See the dates and times here: Spring Ensemble Concerts
BRING A FRIEND WEEK IN CHILDREN'S MUSIC CLASSES
May 14 - 19, 2018
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. See the full list of classes here! 
WCMS PERFORMERS AT TOWN DAY
Saturday, June 2
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Come listen to WCMS ensembles perform 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.
Upcoming Events
5/3  Open Mic - Starbucks
5/4  Broadway On Highland
5/6  Music MAYnia
5/8  Blues Jam
5/12  Piano Honors Concerts
5/14-19  Bring a Friend Week
5/14-6/4  Ensemble Concerts
5/15  Fall Group Class Registration Opens
5/16  Cello Master Class
5/17  Chamber Master Class
5/19  En Ka Parade
5/20  Adult Dalcroze Workshop

6/2  Town Day

See full events calendar here
 
Vocal Factor Winners
Congratulations!

The winners of the Vocal Factor are Amy Lyon, Junior Division, and Kiran Albrecht, Senior Division. As always, we are so proud of everyone who participated. You did a great job!
 
Spring Honors Concerts
Piano Honors Concerts
Saturday, May 12
5:00 PM & 6:30 PM

All Honors Concerts are free and open to the public.

Come Play Kazoos in the En Ka Parade
Saturday, May 19, 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
 
TEACHER TRIBUTE MATCHING GIFT CHALLENGE
Celebrate Teachers with a Tribute Donation!

Honor a teacher by donating to the WCMS Annual Fund during the month of May, and Winchester Savings Bank will match your gift dollar for dollar! (Up to $1,000 total)

Make a tribute donation online
Volunteers
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 26
Normal schedule

Monday, May 28
Closed for Memorial Day
 
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