It has been a successful spring on numerous fronts for Wayland artists and musicians. Students captured awards and honors in both the visual and musical arts.
Honors Band and Orchestra
On the merit of their outstanding auditions, two Wayland students (pictured above) earned spots on the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Honors Band and Orchestra. For the third consecutive year, Sydney Walker `18 was named to the Honors Ensemble as a bassist. Rafael Puga `18 was named an alternate as a clarinetist.
Founded in 1967, the WSMA State Honors Music Project provides musically talented students an opportunity to rehearse and perform with the nation’s finest conductors in a professional setting. Students selected for the WSMA State Honors Music Project participate in an intensive four day summer camp in June and perform in Madison during late October as part of the Wisconsin State Music Conference.
Solo and Ensemble
Student musicians attended the WSMA District Solo & Ensemble Festival on Saturday, February 18, and performed 24 compositions for juried panels. All of Wayland's musicians were awarded Silver and Gold performance ratings, and five of those performances qualified to perform at the State Solo & Ensemble Festival on April 29, 2017.
Five Wayland artists showcased their creative work at the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association Area High School Show. Senior Nick Rahming was awarded a $100 Merit Award for his work.