WGMS Presents The Wizard of Oz

West Genesee Middle School is proud to present the Young Performers’ Edition one-hour musical adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, specially tailored for middle school-aged actors. This classic tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. (paraphrased from TamsWitmark.com) …

CMS Presents Shrek the Musical!

Join Camillus Middle School as we set forth on a mythical “once upon a time” trek in Shrek the Musical! The story of a hulking green ogre Shrek (Angelo Procopio) who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crossed his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy …

Musicians Invited to 2019 All-State Conference

Pictured above are, from left to right, are vocalists Kevin Covert, Austen Canal, Cassidi Callaghan, and Laura Alvaro. Seven West Genesee High School musicians were accepted into, or as alternates, to the All-State Conference to perform in Rochester, December 5-8, 2019. The conference, including the final concerts, will take place at the Rochester Convention Center …

Fine Arts Awards Presented at 2019 Annual Music Honors Reception

The following Fine Arts Awards were presented to students at the annual WGHS Music Honors Reception held on June 5, 2019. Outstanding Student in Graphic Design: Victoria Rech Outstanding Student in Ceramics: Mi Tran Outstanding Student in Photography: Camille Watts Outstanding Student in Drawing and Painting: Elyssia Baez Eva Sidelnik Memorial Award: Rose Hays Fred …

West Genesee Welcomes Denis DiBlasio to 51st Annual Swing-In

West Genesee welcomes back Denis DiBlasio to our 51st Annual Swing-In concert. The WGHS Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Band will be featured with Denis. The concert is on Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the West Genesee High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults for all seats. Denis was a Swing-In guest artist …

West Genesee Music Students Excel at NYSSMA Festival

Congratulations to Don Schuessler and the Camillus Middle School Select Choir who received a “Gold with Distinction” in grade level four (of six) at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Festival on Monday, April 8. Great job for receiving this highest possible award; with only a few given for the whole four-day festival …

West Genesee is Again One of the Best Music Communities for Music Education!

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has announced the results of its twentieth annual “Best Communities for Music Education” (BCME) survey, which acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment and support of music education in schools. This is the eleventh consecutive year, fourteenth time overall, that West Genesee has been …

Sophomore Receives National Silver Medal for Artwork

West Genesee High School sophomore, Gabrielle (Gabby) Mitchell, received a Silver Medal for her piece Iron and Ichor in the National Scholastics Art and Writing Award Competition. This national award demonstrates high honors and achievement on the national level. She is the first West Genesee High School student to garner this honor. Congratulations! https://s3.amazonaws.com/aawuploads/2019/NationalMedalists.3.13.19.pdf If …

Music Students are Selected for All-County Concerts: Updated for Elementary and Jazz All-County Musicians

Jazz All-County Three West Genesee students were selected to perform in the All-County Jazz Festival being held at Pine Grove Middle School in the East Syracuse Minoa Central School District on April 26-27. Sean Alvaro from CMS will represent us in the Junior High All-County Jazz Concert. Performing at the festival in the Senior High …

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