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MaryGrace Adamson In All-County High School Honor Band

February 7, 2018 Posted in: Arts Tags: ,

MaryGrace @ AllCounty BandWA Senior, MaryGrace Adamson, represented the WA Concert Band as one of 17 clarinet players selected in a competitive audition to participate in the All-County High School Honor Band. All public and private schools in Broward County were invited to audition; therefore, being selected is one of the highest honors student-musicians can achieve. MaryGrace performed with the 120-piece band at the Coral Springs Performing Arts Theater on Tuesday, January 30, to a full auditorium under the direction of Dr. Brian Wuttke.

Congratulations and thank you, MaryGrace, for representing our band program at the highest level!

Welcome Back, Mrs. Wilson!

January 4, 2018 Posted in: Arts Tags: , , , ,

FullSizeRenderA familiar face is walking the WA halls with a new purpose. This week we welcome back Mrs. Lisa Wilson as our Director of Fine Arts.

Mrs. Wilson is a graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, having studied organ with Robert Carwithen and conducting with Joseph Flummerfelt. She spent 12 years as the Upper School Chorus Teacher before moving to Augusta, Georgia. She was instrumental in forming the fine arts program at WA, where under her direction, the choir consistently won superior awards in national competitions and performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and famous European Cathedrals in Vienna, Salzburg, Rome, and Venice.

“I am so blessed to be back at Westminster Academy and excited to see our students praising the Lord through their gifts and talents,” Mrs. Wilson said on her return. “We have an amazing staff, and I thank the Westminster Academy community for their continued support, encouragement, and prayers.”

In her new role, Mrs. Wilson will oversee Chorus, Band, Orchestra, Drama, and Visual Arts. Her passion for the arts, her proven track record of success, and her love of the WA community makes her the perfect fit to fulfill this need for Fine Arts leadership.

Lessons & Carols—Next Tuesday, December 5!

November 30, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: , , , ,

Screen Shot 2017-11-16 at 10.10.31 AMThe Westminster Academy High School Concert Band, Concert Orchestra, and Choirs will be present a special Christmas program, “Lessons & Carols,” on Tuesday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.

The program is based on “A Festival of Lessons and Carols” first held on Christmas Eve in 1918 at King’s College in England.

Over the years the order service has been adapted and presented by many schools and churches around the world. The combination of great Christmas music, traditional carols, and Christmas lessons have been an inspiration millions.

Please save the date and plan to attend our adaptation of the original “Festival of Lessons and Carols” at Westminster Academy. Admission is free.

Lessons & Carols—A Westminster Academy Christmas Program

November 16, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: , , , ,

Screen Shot 2017-11-16 at 10.10.31 AMThe Westminster Academy High School Concert Band, Concert Orchestra, and Choirs will be present a special Christmas program, “Lessons & Carols,” on Tuesday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.

The program is based on “A Festival of Lessons and Carols” first held on Christmas Eve in 1918 at King’s College in England.

Over the years the order service has been adapted and presented by many schools and churches around the world. The combination of great Christmas music, traditional carols, and Christmas lessons have been an inspiration millions.

Please save the date and plan to attend our adaptation of the original “Festival of Lessons and Carols” at Westminster Academy. Admission is free.

MaryGrace Adamson Selected For Broward County High School Honor Band

November 14, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: ,

MaryGrace-AdamsonSenior, MaryGrace Adamson, has been selected to represent Westminster Academy in the 2018 Broward County High School Honor Band. MaryGrace is one of one hundred high school band students that have been selected from all public and private schools in Broward County for this honor. Congratulations MaryGrace!

Football Senior Night Recap

November 9, 2017 Posted in: Student Life Tags: , , ,

senior-night2017Written by John Mills ’18

Westminster Academy’s football, pep band, and cheerleading seniors were honored at last Friday’s varsity football game against American Heritage. With perfect weather, the honored students donned their ceremonial red sashes to commemorate their dedication. Both the booming narration of Coach Jeff Smith and the cheering of friends and families filled the skies, as the students listed below and their escorts strolled up the H.W. Huizenga Family Football Field.

  • Billy Bevill
  • Aaron Pomeroy
  • Michael Hunter
  • Max Salter
  • Joseph Webel
  • Jonathan Moulton
  • Hunter DiGiacomo-Barnes
  • Raphael Blake
  • Dawn Erlich
  • Rachel Karsner
  • MaryGrace Adamson
  • Tara Lynn Haggerty
  • Caroline Canada
  • Camryn Pagliaro

As the 2017 football season draws to a close, Westminster Academy sends a special thank you to our student-athletes, parents, pep band, cheerleaders, and fans for their prayers and support.

WA’s Music Program Receives National Recognition with the SupportMusic Merit Award for 2016

April 20, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: , ,

SupportMusicWestminster Academy has been honored with the SupportMusic Merit Award from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. WA is one of ninety-two schools from across the country and one of only three schools in Florida to receive the prestigious award in 2016.

The SupportMusic Merit Award is awarded to individual schools that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

Schools that have been recognized by the NAMM Foundation are held up as models for other educators looking to boost their own music education programs.

To qualify for the SupportMusic Merit Award, Westminster Academy provided answers to detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

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. The foundation advances 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.