News and Announcements
Micaela Joseph, a 12 grade voice student, was selected as the Runner-Up in the NAE Virtual Young Musician of the Year Popular Voice Category. Over 1300 video auditions were submitted for this year’s competition. Congratulations, Micaela!
Congratulations to Charlotte Davis, a fifth grade dance student, for earning the judge’s choice award during last evening’s “W” Factor Show. Earning the audience choice award was Spice Girls 2.0 consisting of Analise Peralta, Braelyn MacGregor-Schultz, Gabriela Juron, Isabella Bakker, Paisley Rayle, and Sofia Guerrero – congratulations!
This event is sponsored by the WPS Tri-M National Honor Society for Music and the WPS Thespians. Together they raised just under $3500.00 for their charities. Congratulations! Thank you to Ms. Tousek, Mrs. Fadoul, and members of Tri-M and Thespians for organizing this exciting event!
Here is a quick update regarding what’s happening in our Lower School Music classes.
1st Grade – Students are beginning their first steps to playing an instrument.
3rd Grade – Students are learning how to play songs on the piano written in treble clef.
5th Grade – Students are reading music and learning their first wind instrument in preparation for 6th grade music electives.
1st Grade Artist, Camden Small, proudly shares his first practice self-portrait with the final version that he is currently working on. Camden says he loves to draw, even outside of class, and that he’s REALLY enjoying working on our self-portraits right now! Please note that Camden had removed his mask for the photo (to demonstrate the self-portrait) and placed it back on immediately after the photo. Nicely done, Camden!
High School Student – Ashley Oleyar is working alongside professional lighting designer, Jorn Nielsen, during her independent study in Technical Theatre in our very own Dr. Thomas L. Marcy Theatre. Mr. Nielsen has Ashley bringing Renaissance Paintings to life on stage through the use of lighting design techniques that he is teaching her.