Spring Tea and Luncheon on Saturday: Limited Tickets available!

4th Annual Spring Tea and Luncheon

May 20, 2017 @ 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Union Episcopal Church

Limited tickets still available, come join us to benefit WCCMA’s community and youth programming. Join us for a family friendly event including a delicious luncheon, tea, activities, music, games, prizes, and more! Don’t forget to bring your spring hat for the hat parade.

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Also coming up: InterArts Summer Camp

July 11, 2017 @ 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Union Episcopal Church

Registration deadline extended, register now to the the early bird discount! A Multidisciplinary program for artists of all types, and a new take on our Summer Camp program from last year. Come together to create art and music! Whether you want to be a soloist or help behind the scenes, there’s a way for you to be a part of the show. For middle through high school students. Outstanding essays are eligable for a discount towards your registration fee, which will be refunded towards your registration if you paid in advance. If you would like to be considered for a fee waiver or other payment options please use the “Free” registration option.

For Information and PDF Application: www.wcc-ma.org/InterArts

WCCMA’s InterArts Summer Camp is an opportunity for students with an interest in the arts to come together to explore, learn, and create for 3 weeks over the summer. Participants will collaborate to form a multi-disciplinary performance for the public which will be shaped and guided by their talents. Tuesday and Thursday for 3 weeks in July participants will work together to create a vaudeville show that will be performed at the end of the third week.

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Kick off the Summer with with the Arts this weekend!

This weekend is a busy one for us, and we hope to see you for some fantastic events!

Due to circumstances beyond our control the Friday June 24th violin concert by Alessandro Cazzato at WCCMA is cancelled. Please join us for our next performance on July 9th at 7pm for Qais Essar, rabab, and Amit Kavthekar, tabla, for their contemporary approach to the classical music of Afghanistan, and a rare opportunity to experience these fascinating instruments.

Thursday: Rehearsal begin for the Claremont American Band – First concert June 30th on the Bandstand

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Directed by Ed Evensen, a program of Claremont Parks and Recreation

Info hosted by WCCMA can be found here

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday: Help support our facility with delicious food!

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Saturday June 25
Union Episcopal Church Hall, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont

A tradition for over 60 years. Come enjoy homemade Norwegian meatballs from our secret recipe, and fresh strawberry shortcake with NH strawberries. The meal is served family style, and also includes homemade mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, beets, and coleslaw. Coffee, tea, milk, and other beverages are served. Orders for take out meals are welcome. Three seatings are available: 5PM, 5:45PM, 6:30PM

Adults: $10.00
12 and under: $5.00
Preschoolers FREE

Sunday: WCCMA’s Youth Voices student ensemble performs at the Unveiling of the Standing Lincoln at St. Gaudens

Saint Gaudens Historical Site in Cornish has a wonderful afternoon of activities and an unveiling of the new 12 foot Lincoln Statue! The ceremony begins at 2pm (some activities begin earlier). For more information visit: https://www.nps.gov/saga/learn/news/Lincoln.htm

WCCMA is thrilled to be a part of this celebration, and has gathered a wonderful ensemble of young singers and instrumentalists to perform “America the Beautiful” in honor of the occasion. Directed by Melissa Richmond, with professional support from vocalist Angela Biggs, and accompanist Chris Cheon, the ensemble includes 8 students from across the region. With thanks to our participants:

Youth Voices Ensemble
Matthew Eagan
Amanda Paccione
Sydney Paccione
Bethany Perry
Nora Perry
Caitlin Reichert

Riley McFarland and Mariauna King, flutes

with Chris Cheon, guitar
Angela Biggs, vocal advisor
and Melissa Richmond, director

Season of Thanks: Happy Holidays!

WCCMA is passionate about celebrating a variety of cultures and traditions. This year we were able to bring back favorite and new programs to help the community get in the holiday spirit. As you celebrate this season, all of us here at WCCMA are wishing you Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.

a few students and faculty from the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts walked around downtown Claremont spreading holiday cheer through music and carols. They visited Pathway's participants during their lunch at Trinity Church, the Post Office, Revolution Cantina, outside Violet's Bookstore, and Stone Arch Bakery. Students included Riley McFarland, Mariauna King, and Hayley Valdivia. Faculty included Angela Biggs, Chris Cheon, and Melissa Richmond

a few students and faculty from the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts walked around downtown Claremont spreading holiday cheer through music and carols. They visited Pathway’s participants during their lunch at Trinity Church, the Post Office, Revolution Cantina, outside Violet’s Bookstore, and Stone Arch Bakery. Students included Riley McFarland, Mariauna King, and Hayley Valdivia. Faculty included Angela Biggs, Chris Cheon, and Melissa Richmond

Video not showing up? Click here to view the Carol of the Bells by WCCMA students’ flute ensemble!

Members of the Drawing Club decorated Gingerbread Houses made by Union Church. The Houses were on display at WCCMA's Baking Competition, Stone Arch Bakery, and will be at the Claremont First Night Celebration at the CSB Community Center.

Members of the Drawing Club decorated Gingerbread Houses made by Union Church. The Houses were on display at WCCMA’s Baking Competition, Stone Arch Bakery, and will be at the Claremont First Night Celebration at the CSB Community Center.

We’d like to thank all of you for your time, love, and support this year, and in years to come. If you would like to make a donation to help support our work, you may click HERE.