Welcome to the Fine Arts portion of the West Genesee Schools website. West Genesee enjoys one of the most accomplished Fine Arts programs in the state. Music, art, dance, and theater are all elements of our curricular and co-curricular program.
Please refer to the District web calendar on the right sidebar to see what lies ahead for the 2012-2013 school year.
West Genesee Central School District announced today the launch of its West Genesee App, an all-in-one information source for parents, students, staff, and community. Created by ParentLink, the app was developed specifically to provide direct access to the District's most sought after information in the most convenient format -- your mobile device.
The May 9, WGHS Concert Bands and Women's Chorus Concert has been MOVED TO WEDNESDAY, MAY 8. Still at 7:30 p.m.
The thirty-eighth annual
Kaleidoscope concert will take place in the
For those who may not know, Kaleidoscope is a concert featuring a performance by all of the school's musical ensembles on the large stage, with small solos, duets, trios, and quartets performing in the wings, alcoves and boxes in between as the stage is prepared for the next group.
year, the finale selection, another
tradition in which all 430 students sing and play together, will
be an arrangement by WGHS alumnus Nick Baratta of Chicago Medley
from the band
Tickets are on sale at the HS Main Office, Fine Arts Office, at all May HS Concerts, the War Memorial Box Office or on Etix.com (search Kaleidoscope). FAQ's, cover/poster artwork by WG parent Chris Andrews, and the student/parent letter are available to the right under the "Kaleidoscope" link.
Congratulations to the following students who are Scholastic Art award winners from West Genesee High School.
To access a video link of concerts available on the livesports archive, click here.
Congratulations to the Wildcat Marching Band for winning the NYS Championship with a score of 97.60! Way to go!!!!!
West Genesee 97.60; Norwalk (CT) 95.00; Victor 94.00; Arlington 92.90; Orchard Park 91.60; Liverpool 91.55; Webster 88.00; Cicero-North Syracuse 87.35; Oswego 86.25
Great video to share created by a West Genny parent Charlie Miller... "After winning the 2012 New York State Field Band championship, the Wildcats returned to Camillus at about midnight. A police escort led them under the fire truck ladders and past hundreds of people cheering. The brass section returned the favor. Here is that song with photographs that many of you have seen".
West Genesee High School seniors Shawn Davern and Nicholas Piato have been selected to be members of the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. They will join an elite group of musicians who will perform during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
The curricular Fine Arts Programs encompass performing arts including strings, band, and choral music beginning in elementary school. Our full time dance program originates at the high school level. Visual art is offered beginning in 1st grade and expands into multiple disciplines throughout Middle and High School. Our fine arts teachers are fully certified, professional educators and are specialists in their chosen artistic area. The success and accolades we have garnered over the past 50 years are a direct result of the commitment from students, teachers, and family members, all working in congress toward the highest levels of excellence.
The co-curricular program at West Genesee is vast and offers students many opportunities to perform and display outside of the school day and school community. These opportunities are listed in our Middle School and High School handbooks. We also offer summer instruction on band and orchestral instruments, vocal lessons, elementary, middle, and high school summer chorus, two jazz bands, and a week long String Camp.
WG was recognized in 2013 as one of the "Best Communities for Music Education in America." It was our 8th time since 2005 garnering this distinction, and our 5th year in a row. We hope to see you at one of the many concerts or displays that are free to the public. The Fine Arts does indeed "Celebrate Learning!"
William Davern - Director of Fine Arts