Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Dance for a Cause & Senior High All-County

This Thursday, January 16th, our talented and hardworking dance students will be performing in their first dance recital of the school year. This recital will take place in the West Genesee High School Auditorium at 7:30 pm, and is sure to be a beautiful display of artistry and expertise. Many of the dances you will see were choreographed by the students themselves. 

The dance students will be accepting donations at the recital for "Comfort Cases" to provide personal items for children in foster care. The following items would be greatly appreciated for this cause: 

  • New or gently used backpacks/duffels
  • Stuffed animal (12” or smaller)
  • Soft blanket (60”x60” or bigger)
  • Pajamas/Socks
  • Books (kids or teen)/journals/pens
  • Coloring books/crayons
  • Hairbrush/combs/picks
  • New, unopened travel-size toiletries
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Soap/body wash
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/mouthwash

These items will be assembled and packed by dance students the week of February 29th-March 3rd. If you have any questions about this cause or the dance recital, please contact Caroline Brackett at Thank you to Ms. Brackett and our dance students for their positive impact on our community.

Congratulations are in order to the West Genesee High School Music Staff for hosting a very successful Senior High All-County Festival. 49 members of West Genesee performing ensembles were a part of this festival, which involved over 300 students from Onondaga County. A special thank you to our own Mr. Borsz, Mr. Alvaro, and Mr. Mercer for managing the band, chorus, and orchestra. Your efforts to create a wonderful experience for our students did not go unnoticed!

Monday, December 16, 2019

Music, Winterguard, and Art!

Our Wildcat student musicians and artists have been very busy over the past week! We hope you were able to enjoy some of the spectacular performances by our elementary and middle school musicians. 

If you'd like to hear more beautiful music, you're in luck! We have three concerts this week:

  • Monday, 12/16: Camillus Community Band, High School Chorale, Trebled Lads, and Girls Fermata Nowhere, 7:30 @ WGHS 
  • Wednesday, 12/18: Onondaga Road 5th Grade Orchestra, 5th Grade Band, and 4/5 Chorus, 7:00 @ WGHS 
  • Thursday, 12/19: High School Chamber Winds, Full Orchestra, and Full Symphony, 7:30 @ WGHS (featuring a very jolly guest conductor!)

We are thrilled to share that West Genesee has a competitive Winter Guard for the first time since 2009! Stay tuned for program updates and a competition schedule. Best wishes to our hard-working students and staff on a successful season! 

On Tuesday, December 17th, 129 of our talented high school visual arts students will submit their creative work to the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This is the largest annual art competition in America. West Genesee is proud to support our student artists in their creative endeavors. We look forward to enjoying their wonderful creations and wish our wildcats luck as their work goes up against nearly 340,000 student submissions from across the country! 

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Wildcats Making a Joyful Noise!

'Tis the season for lots of music-making! We hope that you will be able to celebrate the sounds of the season with us at one of our many upcoming musical performances!

  • Monday, 12/9: West Genesee Middle School 7/8 Band & Chorus, 7:00 @ WGHS
  • Tuesday, 12/10: Stonehedge 5th Grade Orchestra, 5th Grade Band, & 4th & 5th Grade Chorus, 7:00 @ WGHS
  • Tuesday, 12/10: CMS 6th Grade Orchestra, Band, & Chorus, 7:00 @ CMS
  • Wednesday, 12/11: Split Rock 5th Grade Orchestra, 5th Grade Band, & 4th & 5th Grade Chorus, 7:00 @ WGHS
  • Thursday, 12/12: East Hill 5th Grade Orchestra, 5th Grade Band, & 4th & 5th Grade Chorus, 7:00 @ WGHS
  • Monday, 12/16: Camillus Community Band, Trebled Lads, Girls Fermata Nowhere, and High School Chorale, 7:30 @ WGHS
  • Wednesday, 12/18: Onondaga Road 5th Grade Orchestra, 5th Grade Band, & 4th & 5th Grade Chorus, 7:00 @ WGHS
  • Thursday, 12/19: WGHS Chamber Winds, Full Orchestra, and Full Symphony, 7:30 @ WGHS
Our Wildcats will also be bringing joyful noise to the community. 
  • West Genesee Middle School JazzKatz & 6th Grade Chorus will be performing at Camillus Senior Center on Friday, 12/13. 
  • West Genesee High School Chorale will be singing at the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Township 5 on Friday, 12/13 at 6:00 pm. 
  • East Hill 5th Grade Band & Orchestra and CMS Chamber Strings will be performing in the Canyon at Destiny USA on Friday, 12/13 at 7:00 pm. These students will also be joined by the Marcellus Elementary School Band! 
  • CMS Select Choir will be performing at Camillus Ridge and Camillus Point Senior Apartments on Tuesday, 12/17. 
Our Citrus Delivery will occur on Friday, 12/13 from 2:30-6:00 pm and Saturday, 12/14 from 9:00-11:00 am. Thank you for your continued dedication of the arts in our community. 
If you have questions at any time about our performances, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming concert! 

In the event of a snow day on any of these dates, the concert make-up date would be on Tuesday, 12/17 @ WGHS.

Thank you to the Camillus Middle School Select Choir for their performance on Tuesday, 12/3 at the Camillus Senior Center. We know that your time and talents are appreciated by all members of our community.