The spirit of our Watertown music community is as strong as ever! Watertown Public Schools’ FAPA (Fine, Applied, and Performing Arts) Department and Friends of Watertown Music are excited to bring you a Virtual MusicFest with over 125 performances from students, alumni, community members, teachers and professionals, along with students who speak about the importance of music in their lives. Just like at our Annual MusicFests, we offer classical, jazz, rock, folk, and more!
Watertown Public Schools’ FAPA (Fine, Applied, and Performing Arts) Department cancelled its Bandarama musical showcase in March and Friends of Watertown Music cancelled its 9th Annual Watertown MusicFest in April. We were sad….
Nevertheless, the spirit of our Watertown music community is as strong as ever! WPS teachers have been working with their studentswho continue to practice and hone their skills.
Now, FAPA and Friends of Watertown Music will collaborate to bring you a Virtual MusicFest launching on June 8th!
We will celebrate the progress of Watertown Public School student musicians and, in the spirit of past MusicFests, we invite the community to join in!
With great regret, Friends of Watertown Music has decided to cancel
our 9th Annual Watertown MusicFest on April 3rd.
As much as we would have liked to have postponed, we cannot forecast with certainty a safe date for rescheduling.
We are sad to miss out on a celebratory evening featuring enthusiastic performers and audiences. It is always a special night, made more so by the warmth and generosity of everyone who comes together to support the growth of student musicians in our public schools.
We will definitely be back in 2021! See you then!
(One unfortunate consequence of the Schools’ cancellation of Bandarama on March 11th: the music department was not able to collect donations for their annual scholarships to graduating seniors. To assist the music department, we will allow anyone who would like to contribute to do so by adding a note designating their gift for the scholarship fund via our PayPal link. We will keep such contributions separate and forward them directly to the scholarship fund.)
Call to Musicians: Do you have a band? Enjoy performing solo? Are you looking for a place to play? An enthusiastic audience? Would you like to help out your community? MusicFest is the place for you! Friends of Watertown Music welcomesall musicians, from professional to beginner, jazz, folk, classical, or undefined! Register hereby March 24th to perform at our9th Annual Watertown MusicFest!
Call to Music Lovers:
Musicians love an audience! We hope to see you Friday, April 3, 2020 at our 9th Annual Watertown MusicFest! We have performances on 3 “stages”, an instrument petting zoo, and pizza & snacks! Enjoy a festive evening with us!
MusicFest is our major fundraiser of the year. Learn about MusicFest here!
May we include your name as a donor in our program? We have six donor levels:
Soprano (up to $25), Alto ($50), Tenor ($75), Bass ($100), Conductor ($250)
or Maestro ($500 or more).
Friends of Watertown Music is pleased to announce the receipt of a $2,500 Watertown Community Foundation School Program Grant to expand the percussion program to Watertown High School. Percussion students will continue to receive instruction at a high level on quality instruments! Many thanks to the Watertown Community Foundationfor their continued support! See our full list of grants here!
Call to Musicians: sign up here! Contact us at HelloWatertownMusic@gmail.com with questions or to volunteer. MusicFest is our major fundraiser of the year. May we include your name as a donor in our program? We have six donor levels: Soprano (up to $25), Alto ($50), Tenor ($75), Bass ($100), Conductor ($250) or Maestro ($500 or more).
Come Enjoy Watertown Public School Musicians in Concert!
Watertown Middle School Winter Concert: Thursday, December 12th, 7pm Band, Jazz Band, Strings, Percussion Ensemble, and Chorus
Watertown High School Winter Concert:Thursday, December 19th, 7pm Band, Strings, Chorus, and A Cappella Elementary Winter Concerts Cunniff: Tuesday, December 17th, 8:35 am Lowell: Wednesday, December 18th, 8:35 am Hosmer: Thursday, December 19th, 8:35 am
In this season of Thanksgiving, Friends of Watertown Music is thankful for all our donors, volunteers, MusicFest musicians & audience members, the Watertown Community Foundation, and all who have helped support our vision to rebuild, expand, and celebrate music in the public schools of Watertown. The Music Department is the biggest it has been since before we were founded, and musical offerings have expanded to reach more students in more ways than ever! Much to celebrate!
Please save the date for our 9th Annual Watertown MusicFest: April 3, 2020!
Come hear Watertown Public School musicians in their Spring Concerts!
Wednesday, May 15 at 7 pm: Watertown High School
Tuesday, May 21 at 7 pm: Watertown Middle School
Monday, June 3 during school day: Cunniff Elementary School Wednesday, June 5 during school day: Lowell Elementary School Thursday, June 6 during school day: Hosmer Elementary School
And, thank you to all who joined us for our 8th Annual Watertown MusicFest!
Thank you to our many volunteers – we could not have done it without your hard work – and thank you to all the performers who shared their talents and created a wonderful celebration of music!
Join us Friday, March 22nd, for our 8th Annual Watertown MusicFest!
Our line-up features… University of Massachusetts-Boston music faculty Dr. Emilian Badea, the Watertonics, Middle & High School ensembles, Watertown Public Schools faculty and parents, and enthusiastic, young musicians as soloists, duos, trios, and more, playing folk, classical, and jazz music from around the world!
Watertown’s own Ruth Rappaport and Pete Wetherbee will close the evening for us!
Come early! Stay late! Tell your friends and neighbors! It’s the best place to be in Watertown this Friday night!
5:30-9:30 pm: Performances begin at 6pm; Instrument Petting Zoo 5:30-7pm.
Pizza and bake sale.
Venue: Watertown Middle School, 68 Waverley Avenue, Watertown. Suggested donation: $8 per person/$25 per family.
Friends of Watertown Music is a 501(c)(3) organization; all donations are tax-deductible and used to support the Music Department of the Watertown Public Schools.