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Ms. Hilary Patriok
Director of Instrumental Music
Westlake High School
April 05
Music a la Mode Schedule

​Attached you will find the schedule for the 2017 Music a la Mode! We hope you will plan on attending multiple group performances and find some time to volunteer as well!  Thanks to the Music Boosters for all you do to support our music program!

2017 MalM Schedule.pdf2017 MalM Schedule.pdf

March 15
Bowie Concert Thursday!

​We hope you can come hear the WHS Orchestra combined with City Music Cleveland Thursday night! the concert begins at 7:30 PM.  Attached you will find detailed information for performers that went home today.  We have had to make a few adjustments due to the snow day yesterday!  Bowie XL Final Details.docxBowie XL Final Details.docx

Have you taken the trip survey yet for next year?  This survey will come down after this week and we will begin making final decisions on the trip - make sure your voice is heard! (Parent and students!)

March 13
Chamber Orchestra Roster posted under Members Only

​Please check under the Members Only category for the roster of the 2017-2018 Chamber Orchestra!  Thank you to all those who auditioned.  I look forward to having strong leaders step up in both groups to make our Orchestra program even stronger! All other string students​ should be enrolled in Concert Orchestra for next year.

March 08
Symphonic Band Contest Itinerary

​Clcik here for the Symphonic Band Itinerary for Friday night: District Contest 2017.docxDistrict Contest 2017.docx

February 23
Trip Survey!

​Students and parents: help us plan our trip next year by completing the survey below:

WHS Instrumental Music Trip Survey

Thank you!

February 15
Upcoming Instrumental Music Dates

Upcoming Instrumental Music Dates

State Orchestra Contest – February 24th Strongsville HS – 5:10 performance Full itinerary on website (scroll down blog)

Chamber Orchestra Auditions – Week of Feb. 27

“Spring Concert” – March 2 – 7:00 PM Orchestra, Concert Band, Symphonic Band – Jazz I lobby after concert

Large Group Band Contest – March 10-11                 Symphonic and Concert Bands will perform March 10 but we will need student and parent volunteers all weekend as we are hosting!

Bowie XL Concert with CityMusic Cleveland – March 16 7:30 PM Westlake PAC – (Limited Full Orchestra) check the website for a full rehearsal schedule (came home in hard copy several weeks ago)

Cleveland Orchestra Field Trip – 8th and HS Orchestra  March 31 (permission slips and ticket info coming soon!)

April 11 – Tri-C Jazz Fest Downbeat Festival                 Hosted here at WHS - Jazz I and Jazz II will have an in school field trip that day and there will be an evening concert featuring Jazz I and the Michigan State Big Band.

April 28-29 State Band Contest – North Royalton HS –TBA

May 2 – Senior Delights Dinner – 4:30 PM WHS               Jazz I Performs

May 13 – Music a la Mode – all groups

May 25 – Instrumental Awards Banquet – Doubletree Westlake

May 29 – Memorial Day Parade


As always, check the website for dates and information!​

February 09
Solo and Ensemble/Orchestra State Contest Itinerary

​Attached you will find the Solo and Ensemble Schedule for this weekend, maps of Tri-C West as well as the itinerary for State Orchestra Contest coming up on Friday, February 24. Best of luck to students at both these events!


Directions to Cuyahoga Community College - Schools.docxDirections to Cuyahoga Community College - Schools.docx

Site maps.pdfSite maps

State Contest 2017.docxState Contest 2017.docx (Orchestra)

February 09
All-State and Fiddler!

​Last week was a busy week for Westlake Instrumental students! Fiddler on the Roof included Instrumental Music students in the cast, pit, and crew!  Congratulations on an outstanding performance! We also celebrated Jeremy McCabe's All-State Performance last week with a great group of students and alumni who came downtown to support Jeremy! Enjoy a few photos from these events!

Jeremy AllState.jpg

all state support.jpg


December 05
News Week of 12/5

​Congratulations Symphonic Band on your performance at OBDC! It was very well received - great work!  Thanks for all your hard work preparing for that performance! It will pay off through the entire year! Attached you will find information on this week's concert/pep band/solo and ensemble​ contest.  Our concert is Thursday!  Check out the times for pictures as well as the concert start time of 7:00 PM!  December Update.docxDecember Update.docx

This week's after school rehearsals are: Full orchestra Winds/Percussion Monday 3:00-3:45PM, Full Orchestra with Chorus Wed. 3:00-3:45 PM. Jazz II will rehearse in the PAC Tuesday and Thursday morning 7:00-7:40.  Please be ready to go at 7:00 AM!

December 02
Mark Camphouse Visit

​We had a wonderful day yesterday afternoon with composer Mark Camphouse! Symphonic Band will perform Saturday morning at the Ohio Band DIrectors Conference and Mr. Camphouse will conduct the band on his piece, A Dakota Rhapsody.  Congratulations to all Symphonic Band members on a successful rehearsal with Mr. Camphouse and best of luck on tomorrow's performance! The Ohio Band Directors Conference is free and our performance is open to the public.  Please come support Symphonic Band and hear us perform under the direction of Mark Camphouse! The performance will be held at the University of Akron Student Union Ballroom at 8:45 AM.IMG_0822.JPG

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