Join the PPA!  The 2016-2017 performance year is upon us and now is the time to show your support for the Performing Arts at Washington by becoming a member of the Patron of the Performing Arts.  The experience each of our student-performers enjoys is directly impacted by donations of money and time.  Please consider making the difference – become a PPA member!  Details are on the PPA membership page. Thank you!

Cocoa & Carols on Saturday, December 10!
Our show choirs & the band, Slice and Mads perform with the feeder elementary and middle schools, then enjoy hot cocoa and cookies in the Band Room.
Cookies: Every performer should bring 2 dozen cookies to the Band Room by 10am on Saturday, December 10. 
Volunteers: Set up, Ushers, Hosts — Please sign up through the link below.
Cocoa & Carols is a Patrons of the Performing Arts event — This event supports all performing arts programs at WHS.
To view sign up opportunities, click the SignupGenius logo:


Featured album: Java & Jazz 2016


Each month, the Performing Arts directors select a student-performer from each of their groups to be recognized as the Performers of the Month.  This can be based on talent, hard work, character, commitment to the group…whatever is in need of being publicly recognized as making a difference.
The Performers of the Month for October 2016 are Marcus Coleman (Band), Courtney Peckosh (Vocal), Isabel Hogg (Orchestra) and Tyler McGuire (Drama/Speech). Well done to all of these student-performers!



Please support the Dance Team going to Nationals!

The Cedar Rapids Washington High School Dance Team is competing in the 2017 National Dance Team Championship February 3-5, 2017. They are raising money to fund the trip, contribute to the charities and encourage others to dance.

Please visit the One Mission Fundraising site for the Dance Team to get more details and make a donation.

Band Parents!
Would you like information about upcoming band events, performances, and competitions? If you would like to receive emails about the many band programs, please email Mr. Nagel with your name, your preferred email(s) and your child’s name at:

UpcomingEvents ConnectWithUs
12/2, 7-9 pm: Pam Slam (Little Theatre)
12/3: NEIBA Honor Band (Oelwein HS)
12/4, 5:30 pm: IPTV broadcast of All-State Music Festival concert
12/6, 6 pm: Mo Show meeting (Room 128)
12/6, 7 pm: PPA meeting (Room 128)
12/9: University of Iowa Jazz Festival (Revs only)
12/10, 11 am: Cocoa & Carols (auditorium)
12/10, 1 pm: Cocoa & Carols (auditorium)
12/15, 7 pm: Winter concert – orchestra, band (auditorium)
12/22-1/3: Winter break (no classes)
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