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Weston HS had 4 students selected into the NAfME All-Eastern Honors Band and Orchestra.  The event was held in Atlantic City, NJ in April from April 5 - 8, 2017.  The NAfME Eastern Division consists of the following states:   CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, PA and VT.  These students prepared challenging music that they performed under the leadership of prominent conductors in this biennial event. Students spent three days rehearsing during the Eastern Division Conference of NAFME: The National Association for Music Education.  The 2017 NAFME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles performed for an audience of thousands on Sunday, April 8, 2017, in Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.  

Students Selected:
Sara Kawai - Harp, Orchestra
Kendrick Kirby-Lee - Violin, Orchestra
Katherine Tak - Violin, Orchestra
Sophia Palocz - Alto Saxophone, Band

This is a tremendous honor for these students as well as the Weston Music Program.

Weston Public Schools Recognized as One of the Best in the Nation for Music Education 
With this prestigious accolade from the global nonprofit foundation, WPS is demonstrating its commitment to innovative learning
opportunities for all children as outlined in the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which lists music and the arts as
recommended subjects, important for a well-rounded education for all students.  

The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by The National Association of Music Merchants and its

approximately 10,300 members around the world. Its mission is to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan

by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs

. For more information about The NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org

June 14, 2016
2016 NAfME All National Honor Ensembles
Weston had three students selected to participate in the  2016 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles (two in the Symphony Orchestra and one in the Concert Band) to be held in Dallas, TX, November 10-13, 2016.  The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States.  We are very proud of these students! 
Students Selected:
Andrew Haimovici - Trombone 
Kendrick Kirby-Lee - Violin
Ariel Silverman - French Horn


Massachusetts All-State Band & Orchestra

Eleven Weston High School students were selected for the 2016 Massachusetts All-State Band & Orchestra.  They were selected by audition from students throughout the state of Massachusetts.  Selected were seniors Clara Babbott-Ward (Bassoon) and Andrew Li and Quint Townsend (Bass); juniors  Andrew Haimovici  (Trombone), Sara Kawai (Harp), Sophie Palocz (Alto Sax), and Katherine Tak (Violin); sophomores Kendrick Kirby-Lee (Violin), Ariel Silverman (French Horn) and Thomas Yu (Cello); and freshman Zachary Zhu (Clarinet).  Students will perform at Boston Symphony Hall on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.





Photos courtesy of Len Brown


Weston musicians

create festive event

at the 

Weston300 Grand Celebration

Saturday, June 1, 2013


Hundreds of people enjoyed a day of games and other activities at the Weston300 Field Day, after which they gathered on the football field for music and fireworks.


See more photos by Len Brown



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Weston Friends of Music

provides critical support to our music program.

WFOM welcomes any parent who wishes to volunteer time and expertise to the orchestra, band or chorus programs.

To learn more,visit the Weston Friends of Music page or contact Jane Shay



Weston High School Chamber Orchestra at Symphony Hall
HS Chamber Orchestra at Symphony Hall Oct 2009







 Woodland students learn about string instruments from high school musiciansIt all starts in third grade...


These Woodland School third graders are learning about the string family from these high school musicians.  They will have the opportunity to choose an instrument, take lessons and perform in an ensemble.  90% of Weston elementary school children participate in a music ensemble.  Steady progress throughout the years has built one of the strongest music programs in the state.


The Music Department provides opportunities for participation in vocal and instrumental groups, grades 9-12, and offers a course in music theory. The purpose of the music offerings is the cultivation of a lasting appreciation of music and the personal enrichment brought about through participation and study. Music students also have the opportunity to audition for the Senior Northeast District Music Festival, the All-State Festival, and the All-Eastern Music Festival. 

Click on a link at the left for more information. 



To volunteer with Weston Friends of Music, email Jane Shay 

Mr Christopher Memoli, K-12 Music Department Head; High School Orchestra, Band and Wind Ensemble director



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