News and Announcements

Congratulations, Lakerettes!

Posted by Jason King at Jan 15, 2018 4:47PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Congratulations to the Lakerettes Varsity Dance Team for earning 3rd place in Pom division and 4th in Jazz division at the UDA FLORIDA DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP!

Congratulations, Maya!

Posted by Jason King at Jan 15, 2018 4:42PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Congratulations to Lakerettes Varsity team member Maya Krajicek who received 2nd Place in the Junior Solo Division at the UDA FLORIDA DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP!

"Broken Dreams" by Emma Neary

Posted by Jason King at Jan 12, 2018 10:01AM PST ( 0 Comments )

Congratulations to Emma Neary for having her first book, Broken Dreams_, published! Emma says, "I couldn’t imagine a writing career in my wildest dreams, it wasn’t my first choice. To start off, my father gave me the idea for the Cinderella since the character means so much to me growing up. Even though a modern Cinderella has been done so many times, I decided to make it my own. This book advanced into an amazing opportunity that I couldn’t believe would happen. I couldn’t be more grateful for the overwhelming support I have been shown. I can’t imagine my life not involving writing and hope to be going into the writing/playwriting career in the near future. You can order your copy by going to

Beam Signing!

Posted by Jason King at Jan 11, 2018 8:05AM PST ( 0 Comments )

All WPS Fine & Performing Arts students and teachers have been and will continue to be provided the opportunity to sign a stage rigging beam that will be hoisted and placed above the stage floor during the next two weeks. This beam will be made visible to anyone working above the stage.


Posted by Jason King at Jan 3, 2018 1:05PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Stiletto Brass Quintet, formed in 2010, has gained exposure as a leading ensemble with performances that the audience greeted with rousing ovations with Doc Severinsen and the Heartland Festival Orchestra, at the International Women’s Brass Conference, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, The National Trumpet Competition, the Great American Brass Band Festival and concerts in New York, New Hampshire, Illinois, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Oregon. Stiletto features five highly accomplished women from the U.S. with careers spanning the fields of orchestral, wind band, and brass chamber music: Amy Gilreath and Cathy Leach, trumpets; Misty Tolle, horn; Nicole Abissi, trombone; and Velvet Brown, tuba.

The group, as highlighted in the August 2012 international brass magazine “The Brass Herald”, reflects timely changes in the music scene. Its energetic and diversified repertoire includes avant-garde compositions written by leading composers of our time, as well as classical and popular works from the Baroque period to Gershwin. Stiletto’s concerts are fun, serious, heart-warming, emotionally intense, and always an audience’s favorite!