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We invite the community to enjoy the wide variety of WCMS performances held throughout the year. WCMS faculty and students perform regularly in both formal and informal recitals. Thanks to generous support for community organizations and businesses, these concerts are free and open to the public. Please call the WCMS office if you would like more details on any of these events.

Monday, September 22

Fall Chamber Ensembles begin this week!

Sunday, September 28, 3:00 PM

WCMS Chamber Concert @ Wright Locke Farm!

Enjoy the acoustics and ambiance of the classic 1827 barn at Wright-Locke Farm with an afternoon of chamber music performed by faculty members of WCMS. 78 Ridge Street, Winchester. $15; tickets at WCMS or online.

WCMS Faculty performers:
Pamela Ambrose, cello
Marina Krickler, French horn
Olga Patramanska-Bell, violin
Gabriel Solomon, violin
Noralee Walker, viola

Kyoko Hida - Battaglia, oboe
Terry Myers - bassoon
Glenn Dickson, clarinet
Valerie Walton, flute

Thursday, October 02, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Open Mic at the Winchester Starbucks

Join us for our Open Mic Night from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester.  Open Mic Nights occur the first Thursday of every month (except January, July and August) and we welcome performers, families and friends for this lively emceed, coffee house event!

Sign-ups for performers are at the door the night of the event or in advance or by calling WCMS (781-721-2950).  We're also on MeetUp.com!  Individual or small duo/trio performances are encouraged, but we welcome all ages, all instruments, and all types of music.  Bands are welcome but must be acoustic. 

Host:  guitarist & songwriter Mike Verge

Monday, October 06, 7:30 PM

Faculty Recital

Details to come.  Free and Open to the Public.  Nichols Hall.

Monday, October 13

WCMS Closed - Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 14, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Fat Tuesday Blues Jam at WCMS Nichols Hall

The Fat Tuesday Blues Jam is made up of a growing community of serious hobbyist musicians and one simple concept: musical camaraderie. Our aim is to make jamming fun again by providing you with everything you need to just focus on playing:

--A state-of-the-art, professional performance space
--Gear:  guitar and bass amps, drums, a piano and a professional PA system (just bring your instrument*)
--A house band comprised of patient, supportive and experienced professional musicians
--A regular schedule: jams are held monthly
--A supportive environment w/no attitudes or egos allowed - just great players, cool tunes and a fun hang

For:        All levels of musicians (beginner to advanced)
When:   2nd Tuesday of every month, September-May (plus two summer dates in 2014)
Time:     7 - 9 pm**
Where:  Nichols Hall at WCMS. Get directions here.
Price:    $10 for participants, free for general audience members

Friday, October 17, 7:30 PM

Parent Education Seminar

details to come.  Free and Open to the Public

Thursday, October 23, 12:30 - 2:30 PM

Early Release Workshop - Musical Safari - For grades 3 - 5 !!

Turn an early release afternoon into the start of a new musical journey for your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader!  With six musical stations to explore, students will enjoy hands-on introductions to a wide array of new instruments and possibilities:

Piano Strings Voice                                 
Woodwinds and brass  

Tuition for class: $40

Both experienced students and musical beginners will come away inspired from this afternoon of exploration, learning about instruments they may have been curious about, as well as ones they may never have seen.  Register now! Call 781.721.2950.

Friday, October 24, 7:30 - 9:00 PM event - Warm-ups with Accompanist - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Broadway On Highland - An Open Performance Event for Singers!

If you love Broadway, come over to WCMS and sing your favorite Broadway hit or join the crowd during our sing-a-long numbers. All ages and ability levels are welcome! Singers from beginners to seasoned professionals are cordially invited to strut their stuff during this fun evening.

Solo, duo, trio, or family act? We're happy to include you. You don't need to be memorized. Just bring your sheet music (no lead sheets please) and a copy for our fabulous accompanist. (Please note that the piano music should be in the same key in which you plan to sing.)

Sign-ups for performers and run-throughs with the accompanist take place from 6:30-7:30 PM on the evening of the event, first come-first served.

Saturday, October 25, 10:00 AM

Halloween Horribles Parade - Winchester Center

Details to come.  Check back with us.


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