Winter Concerts!

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 19th7pm
          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

Thankfulness and 9th MusicFest

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!

School Concerts and Thank you

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!

We raised over $3000!

MusicFest!

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.

Call to Musicians

Friends of Watertown Music seeks musicians to perform at its
        8th Annual Watertown MusicFest: Friday, March 22nd, 5:30-9:30 p.m. 

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!

Please register to perform by Tuesday, March 12th

Friends of Watertown Music welcomes all musicians,
from professional to beginner, jazz, folk, classical, or undefined!

MusicFest is our major fundraiser of the year.
You don’t need to be a musician to participate:  volunteers are always welcome!

May we include your name as a donor in our  program?
Program ads are also available.

Contact:  HelloWatertownMusic@gmail.com

MusicFest Venue:  Watertown Middle School, 68 Waverly Avenue, Watertown, MA.

A Grant and MusicFest

Friends of Watertown Music is pleased to announce the receipt of a $1,300
Watertown Community Foundation School Program Grant 
to purchase a third elementary Bass for the Elementary String Program.

Many thanks to the Watertown Community Foundation for their continued support!
See our full list of grants here!

and…

We hope to see you at our 8th Annual Watertown MusicFest
Friday, March 22, 2019!

Learn about MusicFest 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.
Can 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).

It’s that time of year again….

Watertown Middle School Winter Concert:  Tuesday, December 11th, 7pm
          Band, Jazz Band, Strings, Percussion Ensemble, and Chorus

Watertown High School Winter Concert:  Wednesday, December 12th7pm
          Band, Strings, Chorus, and A Cappella
   
Elementary Winter Concerts 
          Cunniff:  Tuesday, December 18th, 8:35 am
          Lowell:  Wednesday, December 19th, 8:35 am
          Hosmer:  Thursday, December 20th, 8:35 am

Make a tax-deductible contribution to Friends of Watertown Music!
     We would love to add your name to the program book for our
     8th Annual Watertown MusicFest (Save the date:  Friday, March 22, 2019)
          at any of our donor levels:

Soprano (up to $25), Alto ($50), Tenor ($75), Bass ($100),
Conductor ($250), or Maestro ($500 and up).

Your gift will help enrich, sustain, and develop the music programs in Watertown Public Schools.  Since our inception, Friends of Watertown Music, through your donor supporthas awarded over $39,000 in grants to support teaching positions,  several teacher-initiated projects, and instrument purchases, and brought in over $16,000 from outside foundations for instrument purchases.
See the complete list of grants here.

December 1st Mystery Show

Looking for some entertainment this Saturday night?

The Staff of Watertown Public Schools presents

Mystery Staff Show
Watertown High School
7 pm December 1, 2018

The audience will not know what the show is until the curtain is up!  The actors will not know until they begin rehearsing tonight, 27.5 hours before the show!
Click here to find out who is in the cast and see the show poster.

The show is a fundraiser in support of the

Watertown High School Biennial Heritage Music Festival Trip
to New York City: April 2019.
 

Chorus, Band, Strings, and A Cappella perform at the juried festival.

Also … Save the date for our 8th Annual MusicFest:  March 22, 2019!

 

 

Election Day Bake Sale

No matter where you vote…

Please stop by the Phillips School for the Bake Sale in support of the

Watertown High School Biennial Heritage Music Festival Trip
to New York City: April 2019.
 

Chorus, Band, Strings, and A Cappella perform at the juried festival.

Contact Friends of Watertown Music (hellowatertownmusic@gmail.com) or the Fine, Applied, and Performing Arts (FAPA) Department of the Watertown Public Schools to sponsor a student or give to the scholarship fund.

THANK YOU!

MusicFest Tonight!

Join us tonight, Friday, April 6thfor our
7th Annual Watertown MusicFest!

Our line-up features…
Watertown’s own Ruth Rappaport and Pete Wetherbee, University of Massachusetts-Boston music faculty Emilian Badea, Watertown Public Schools faculty, High School ensembles, soloists, duos, and trios, and enthusiastic, young musicians playing folk, classical, and jazz music from around the world!

To close the evening, Gilly Assunção of Russo’s Market will sing 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.

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.