“To play without passion is inexcusable!”


Imagine the fulfillment that comes from music-making with your own skills!

Imagine the joy of making music with others and sharing it with your family and friends!


March 3, 2017

Dear Students and Families,
How time flies!  Festival season is on us, and so far, almost 20 students have entered the WSU, the Kansas High School, or the Andover Festivals.  I'm so proud of all the wonderful efforts you've made!  

In addition, two of our high school students who play a second instrument are performing on Sunday in the Youth Symphony, and two are playing in the Kansas High School Instrumental Solo Festival in April. 

What great music-making is happening here!

Now we will gear up for Music Progressions, and I'll be sending home that information this week.  Judging from your checklists, most of you have very little homework to do! 

This has been a great year!  Just last week, one student (who has accomplished learning two pieces for the next festival) said, "Do you remember when I used to forget to practice?"  Well, that's no more for a lot of you, and I'm most grateful and proud!  Those of you who are still forgetting--we'll be trying projects to help you want to remember!  Music is such a life-time pleasure, and this is the time to get all you can out of your studies....

...For the joy of  music, and learning to play with great style!
Mrs. Buxton