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Support Westonka Bands with a Donation

Support Westonka bands – IT’S EASY! Do you have gently used items in your home to donate?  Bring them to The Langdon right here in Mound and tell them your charity of choice is “Westonka Band Boosters” – that’s it! When your items sell, they’ll send us a check! Please download this PDF for more information. […]

Fish, Beyer Chosen as MWHS Triple ‘A’ Reps

By Lorrie Ham Mound Westonka High School has chosen seniors Ryann Beyer and Adam Fish to represent the school at the regional Triple “A” Award banquet. Sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL), the Triple “A” Award—Academics, Arts and Athletics—is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school seniors who have […]

Senneka, Woychick are MWHS ExCEL Reps

By Lorrie Ham Juniors Sam Senneka and Audrey Woychick have been selected as the Mound Westonka High School recipients of Minnesota State High School League’s ExCEL Award. ExCEL—Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership—is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for the state’s high school juniors who are active in school activities, show leadership qualities and […]

Enjoy Perfect Date Night at Coffeehouse Jazz

Come hear award-winning jazz ensembles and enjoy an evening of coffee and delicious desserts at the annual Coffeehouse Jazz May 13 and 14, 7:30 p.m., at St. John’s Church in Mound. The event will feature Madd Jazz (the Mound Westonka High School jazz choir) and the MWHS Jazz Band, performing traditional jazz and swing music, […]

MWHS Students Perform at Winter Jazz Blast

By Lorrie Ham The Mound Westonka High School Jazz Band attended the Fourth Annual McNally Smith College of Music Winter Jazz Blast on Jan. 23. MWHS joined 16 bands from Minnesota and Wisconsin for a full day of performances. Adjudicators gave feedback to bands throughout the day. Members of all the bands then attended the […]

Bomar, Fish are MWHS ExCEL Representatives

By Lorrie Ham Juniors Anjelique Bomar and Adam Fish have been selected as the Mound Westonka High School recipients of the Minnesota State High School League’s ExCEL Award. ExCEL—Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership—is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school juniors who are active in school activities, show leadership qualities and […]

Annual Jazz Concerts Have Cool Coffeehouse Vibe

By Lorrie Ham St. John’s Church in Mound felt more like a jazz club May 8 and 9 when the Mound Westonka High School Jazz Band and Madd Jazz (MWHS jazz choir) presented their annual Coffeehouse Jazz performances. The event featured traditional jazz and swing music, as well as modern popular music. The Jazz Band […]

Westonka Presents Coffeehouse Jazz

By Lorrie Ham Mound Westonka High School musicians will present Coffeehouse Jazz on May 8 and 9 in the Fellowship Hall at St. John’s Church in Mound. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature Madd Jazz (MWHS jazz choir) and the MWHS Jazz Band, performing traditional […]

Jazz Band to Perform at Famous Dave’s in Uptown

The Mound Westonka High School Jazz Band will be performing at Famous Dave’s BBQ at 3001 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis on Sunday, April 26, at 6 p.m. The Westonka community is encouraged to come out and support the band program at this music showcase series. According to MWHS band director Gretchen Chilson, it is recommended […]

Jazz Band Earns Best Scores Ever in Contest

By Lorrie Ham The 22-member Mound Westonka High School Jazz Band performed at the Region 2AA Jazz Band Contest April 13 at Hutchinson High School. The band earned its best ever scores from the three judges—37, 37 and 38 out of 40—for an overall Superior rating, the highest awarded. The band played three jazz standards: […]

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