The mission of WCS Strings, which began in 1981, is to glorify God through music by working together to develop Christian character and gifts to joyfully serve others. WCS Strings students learn violin, viola, and cello using the Suzuki Method of instruction, which relies heavily on parent participation.
Beginning as young as 3 years old, students receive one private lesson and one group class per week, along with other opportunities throughout the year including: Pops concert, Christmas concert, Suzuki concert, community outreach concerts, Night of Music & Art (NOMA), solo recitals, string quartet gigs, pit orchestra for musicals, and a biennial tour.
WCS Strings includes several orchestras: Elementary Orchestra, Middle School Orchestra, High School Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra. Each year, WCS Strings students participate in the Central District Middle School and High School Music Festivals and often at the Massachusetts All-State Festival in Boston.
Strings Teachers: Gerri Fogg, Tammy Kaye, Peggy Sawyer, Zachary Surapine, and Jamie Thiesing