Orientation 2019-2020

Interested in joining WFHEMA? Orientation is the place for you!

Orientation for the 2019-2020 year will be held on Monday, August 26th at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of McIlwain Presbyterian Church.

During Orientation, students and parents will learn the details of the upcoming concert year, receive the WFHEMA handbook and calendar of events for the year, and hear details regarding fundraising opportunities. In addition, students and parents will have the opportunity to meet our wonderful Music Directors, Parent Association Officers, and members of our Board of Directors.

Returning students will have the opportunity to sign up for auditions, which will be held on Thursday, August 29th.

If you haven’t registered, you can download our registration form here:

We are looking froward to a wonderful year of fun, music, and fellowship! See you at Orientation!

Summer Music Camp!

Join us for Summer Music Camp!

WFHEMA’s Summer Music Camp is open to all students ages 8 – 18 regardless of musical experience!

When: Camp will be held June 24th through June 28th from 9 am until noon.

Where: McIlwain Presbyterian Church, 1220 East Blount Street, Pensacola, FL 32503.

Cost: $75 for the first student/$50 for each additional student. Students will receive a camp t-shirt and a snack/drink each day.

We offer three groups:

Intro to Music is for children with no musical experience. During camp, students will learn the fundamentals of reading music, rhythm, learn to play the recorder, and play fun games with Mrs. Molly Hollingsworth (our strings instructor) and Mr. Wess Hillman (our band instructor). On Thursday, our Intro students will enjoy a visit from Schmidt’s Music and will be able to try out the majority of the orchestral instruments to learn which instrument(s) they love and suit them best. Then Friday, parents will enjoy a short concert during which our students will show off what they’ve learned during the week

Intermediate Camp is for students with one or more years experience on their instrument. Students will enjoy theory workshops and intensive instruction on two selections of music under the direction of Mrs. Molly Hollingsworth (our strings instructor) and Mr. Wess Hillman (or band instructor). On Friday, they will perform for parents.

Advanced Camp is available to students that have received a recommendation from their instructor ( or 4+ years experience on their instrument if they are not currently enrolled in WFHEMA). These students will receive a week long intensive in music theory and will prepare a challenging musical piece under the direction of Mr. Dallas Roper (instructor of our Chamber Orchestra). On Friday, they will perform their prepared piece for parents.

Registration Deadline: May 31st. Late registrations will be taken through June 19th at $85 for the first student/$50 for each additional student. Please note that students registered after June 2nd are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

Ready to sign up?! Find our Registration form here:

WFHEMA Intro to Music Camp 2018
WFHEMA Intermediate Camp 2018
WFHEMA Advanced Camp 2018