This year’s construction of a new auditorium, along with other facility improvements on the Wayland campus, means a few inconveniences, particularly for those programs that use the auditorium for performances. By now, most in the community have likely noticed the absence of the winter concert series from the school calendar. The faculty and administration at Wayland-Cohocton utilized the opening months of school to create concert schedule that will address accessibility, parking issues and balance with other programs, while ensuring that every program is able to have a concert program. Below is the list of winter performances:
- Tuesday, December 10 (Director Chris Lynn)
- Fifth and Sixth Grade Chorus @ 6:30 p.m.
- 7th Grade Chorus @ 7:15 p.m.
- Thursday, December 12 (Director Joan York)
- Eighth Grade Chorus @ 6:30 p.m.
- Grades 9-12 Chorus @ 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, December 19 (Director Julie Davis)
- Fifth Grade Band @ 6:30 p.m.
- Sixth Grade Band @ 7:15 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 29 (Director Tom Ronan)
- Seventh and Eighth Grades Band @ 6:30 p.m.
- Ninth & Tenth Grades Band @ 7:15 p.m.
- Eleventh & Twelfth Grades Band @ 8 p.m.
All performances will be in the LGI for the winter program. Unlike performances in the past, guests are encouraged to stay for those performances their children are part of, but to feel welcome to leave before the start of the next performance. All of the performance nights include multiple performances with time between presentation so that audience members can leave if they choose. This will hopefully alleviate any issues with the reduced seating capacity of the LGI. Due to limited parking, it will be necessary to utilize the front, high school and field house parking lots during the concert season. The district asks that families consider those who may be attending the concert that are less mobile and would benefit from closer parking. If you are able to walk, please allow some extra time and park at the high school or field house lots.
While this schedule is different, the music department faculty feel it is a balanced approach to solving this year’s challenges. Following the winter concerts, the music department and administration will evaluate the plan and make any necessary adjustments for the spring performances. WC appreciates families’ and the community’s patience and understanding during this time. With planning, a little extra time and consideration of our fellow vocal and instrumental families, the shows will go on! If you have questions, please contact your child’s band or instrumental director.