Cocktail Concert

Benefitting Washington Latin’s Music Program

Friday, September 28 @ 7:00 pm*

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Fox-Whelpton Family

* Please note that this event will be rescheduled in the event of rainy weather.

Join us!

With the success of our first Cocktail Concert last fall, we are excited to be bringing it back! Come join us in building our community and helping us raise funds for the Music Program. A light catered dinner will be served Please use the button to RSVP and pledge your donation!

If you are unable to join us at this backyard concert, we hope you will consider a gift to support our talented students and devoted teacher, Ms. Melissa VerCammen. You may use the Support button to make a PayPal donation, or contact Kate Cromwell, Director of Development at 202.223.1111 x129 to make other arrangements.

Support Latin Music

Sponsorship Levels

Piano – $200

Symphony – $400

Crescendo – $500

Maestro – $1,000

Please complete this form and return to our Development Team with a check or donate via PayPal.

Supporting the Music Program

Our policy is to ensure that our students, who come from across the District, may participate in Latin’s academic and extra-curricular activities such as our Music Program regardless of their ability to pay activity fees. We fund these activities each year in part through donations to our Equal Access Fund. This includes our Music Program, which must pay for music, fund trips, and provide instruments and other equipment so that students can participate.

Please join us in supporting this program!  If you love music, love Latin, or love a student performer who is part of this program, we invite you to support our Latin Music Program!


Support Latin Music, Win Big!

Thanks to our event sponsor, Music on the Hill, and raffle donor, Atomic Music, we have some cool items that two lucky partiers will take home – a guitar (Eastman AC-DR1 Acoustic Guitar, retail value of $650) or a red ukulele! A great way to give a little more to Latin Music!

Purchase tickets in advance or at the Concert. Winners will be announced at the event

The soul of the universe is united by a musical concord.


Timaeus 37 A

Music at Latin

The Music Program at Washington Latin began when, in 2010, Melissa Nevola, already a faculty member in the Math Department, agreed to return to her first love and avocation as the Director of this new program. Over the intervening years, the program has grown to include instrumental and voice opportunities for students to learn, perform, and explore music. Our vision for the program is to nurture the talent and interest of all Latin students in developing their musical skills and appreciation, a notion that is central to our classical education model. We strive to reach the heart of our students while shining a light on the mechanics of making music, believing all of life is enhanced through an appreciation and understanding of music.

Today the Latin music program includes over 100 students engaged in five different ensembles, including Concert Choir, Honors Choir, Latin Voices, Girls and Boys Ensembles, and Jazz Band. Students perform both on campus in regular concerts and off-campus, at a variety of venues and in competitions.

In addition to classes, rehearsals, and performances, the Music Program includes the opportunity for students to travel to other cities, such as New York City, and meet and perform with professional musicians who perform in a range of musical styles and venues. These trips offer students exposure to the art and business of music, an experience they find eye-opening and inspiring.