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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.

Concert Band Travels To Grand Bahama Island

March 14, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: ,

IMG_20170305_203312510The High School Concert Band, under the direction of Mr. Jeff Carroll, traveled to Grand Bahama Island on Thursday, March 2, for what should have been a 4-day, 3-night performance trip. However, due to rough seas and the cancellation of their return ferry, the band had to extend their stay by and an additional day.

While on the island the band performed at:

  • The Lucaya Children’s Home where they were an encouragement to children who have been removed from their families
  • The Lucaya International School where they encouraged their school to start their own band program
  • The Lucaya Presbyterian Church as the main entertainment at a fundraiser for hurricane relief
  • The Lucaya Market Square entertaining shoppers and diners in and around the square
  • The Viva Fortuna Beach Resort Theater before the resort’s nightly show

Each performance was truly outstanding, and our students had a lot of fun with their audiences. In addition to their five performances that band the opportunity to visit the abandoned set to Pirates of the Caribbean, the Lucaya National Park and Caves, enjoy the amenities at the Viva Fortuna Beach Resort and of course do some shopping.

The band is thankful for those who prayed for them. They truly enjoyed representing WA and sharing their music with those on Grand Bahama Island. To view some photos from the trip, please visit the WA Facebook Page.

Westminster Academy Classic Car Show

September 22, 2016 Posted in: School News Tags:

Layout 1The Westminster Academy Classic Car Show will be Saturday, November 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in front of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. The entry fee $20 per car. All proceeds to benefit Westminster Academy Band Performance Tour to Grand Bahama Island.

All years, makes, and models are welcome—rain or shine! Join us for music, food, door prizes, and more. We are offering free admission for two to the Westminster Academy Christmas Boutique for the first 30 cars registered. For more information and to register check the Car Show Flyer

Awards:

  • First 30 registered cars will receive a participation trophy—so register early!

Best in Show People’s Choice trophies:

  • First
  • Second
  • Third
  • Overall Best