Holiday Open Mic Night

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Boosters | Comments Off on Holiday Open Mic Night

Holiday Open Mic Night

Join us on December 15 from 6-8 p.m. in the cafeteria for a holiday open mic night! This is a benefit for Willow Glen Cares, so the entry fee is a donation of socks, pillows, blankets, body wash, shampoo, healthy non-perishable snack foods, cash, or gift cards!

If you want to be a part of the show, e-mail Ms. D:

Crab Feast 2017

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Boosters | Comments Off on Crab Feast 2017

Thanks to all of you who attended our annual Crab Feast last weekend AND to everyone who made this special event happen. We devoured crab, disco danced, and donated lots of money to this worthy cause. In fact, we exceeded our fundraising goals — early estimates indicate we made more than $45,000! And we still have a few openings in our fantastic parties, so sign up for them at Try your hand at British Pub Trivia, toast the Kentucky Derby, test your skills at the Raging Bullseye Dart Party, or choose one of the many other special events.


The money we earn goes directly to our thriving WGMS and WGHS band, choir, dance and drama programs. PAB has contributed to many exciting happenings this year: an Introduction-to-Music class in the sixth-grade wheel, $24,000 in new band instruments, and a new dance team coach. We are helping our new full-time high school drama teacher, Jodi Disario, build her program. Our dedicated high school band teacher, Kelly Walker, is working on creating a marching band here next year. The PAB continues to advocate and prepare for an improved high school theater, which the district is slated to build next year.


Please visit to see Crab Feast photos! Last, we would love to see you at our general PAB meeting this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the WGMS Library.




Loris van Ark
WGPAB President

WGPAB presents


January 21, 2017, 6-10:30pm
Scottish Rite Center, 2455 Masonic Dr., San Jose, 95125



View the parties you’ll be able to bid on!

Must be 21+ to attend. Alcohol will be served.

The Willow Glen Performing Arts Boosters invite you to our annual Crab Feast Dinner, Dance, and Auction. Ninety percent of the WGPAB’s funds are raised at this fun event to support the 700+ students participating in performing arts at Willow Glen Middle School and Willow Glen High School. We hope to see you there!

If you don’t like crab, we also have the option of ordering a chicken meal instead.

Go to our Crab Feast page for more information.

Crab Feast 2017

Thank you to our sponsors!

Platinum Level Donors—$1000+

BarnDoor Studio (Brad Kupper)

Cassandra & Tony Contreras

Erika & Adam Friedman

Kathyrn Kennedy Winery

Sue & Dave Markham

Karen Sanguinetti

Linda & Bob Shelby

Starting Arts

Gold Level Donors—$500-$999

Sue & Matt Cadile

Clos LaChance Winery (Cheryl Durzy)

County Gourmet (Julia & Rene Blom)

Joseph George Fine Wines

Camilla & Mark Kalinowsky

Silver Level Donors—$250-$499

Edie & Lance Beazley

Janet Berkeley

Michele Bertolone

Bottle Jack Winery (Katharine Norton)

Suzanne & Jim Carrig

Keith Gordon

Emile Highley of Alain Pinel Realtors

Konico Minolta (Joey Flores)

Liz Landess

Opera San Jose

Greg & Susan Russi

San Jose Swim & Racquet Club

Sound In Motion Entertainment Group (Raffi Nalvarian)

Yuki Sushi (Jennefer Koopman)

WGHS Spring Musical: Disaster!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Drama, Featured | Comments Off on WGHS Spring Musical: Disaster!

WGHS Spring Musical: Disaster!

The high school spring musical will be Disaster: A ’70s Disaster Movie Musical!

Here is a detailed Disaster Rehearsal Schedule_2017-01-24 [PDF]

Rehearsals start Jan 31
Performances: April 6, 7, 8 & 9

Please note that there are some rehearsals being held during tutorials.  Your directors are aware that your academics take precedence. If you must use a scheduled tutorial for your academics, please let your director know in advance of the tutorial.

Parents, as always we appreciate your support and patience.  As the students will be learning lines, music and dance,  attendance at their scheduled rehearsals is very important.  Please take a moment to review this schedule.  Since the schedule calls out particular cast members, please attempt to schedule appointments when your student is not scheduled for rehearsal.

Please keep the calendar handy. If any changes are to occur, we will let you know via email, so please check your email often.

Looking forward to an amazing production!!!

Linda Regan and Robin Biesterveld
Parent Co-Producers
Willow Glen High School Drama


WGMS Spring Musical: Singin’ in the Rain Jr.

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Drama, Featured | Comments Off on WGMS Spring Musical: Singin’ in the Rain Jr.

WGMS Spring Musical: Singin’ in the Rain Jr.

We are once again working with the wonderful people at Starting Arts to put on Singin’ in the Rain in the spring!

Rehearsals have begun, and here is a detailed rehearsal calendar (PDF). There will be no rehearsals during the Winter Break (2/20/17-2/24/17).

Production Package payments or donations to WGPAB can be made online at  The Production Package offsets the cost of your kid’s t-shirt, cast/crew photos, tech week rehearsal dinner, director gifts, and the April 3 cast party.  Please note that you should enter your kid’s name when the system asks for “Detailed Information.”

A mandatory parent meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 2 from 5:30 – 6:30 in the Little Theater. Sign up for your mandatory volunteer slots ASAP!

Mandatory Tech Rehearsals are:
Saturday, 3/25 – 8am-9pm – tech load-in and tech dress rehearsal – both casts.  Student arrival time TBA
Monday, 3/27 – tech rehearsal – 3:30-8:30pm – both casts
Tuesday 3/28 – tech rehearsal – 3:30-8:30pm – both casts

Performances will be:
Wednesday, 3/29 – 7pm – Talkie Cast
Thursday, 3/30 – 7pm – Technicolor Cast
Friday, 3/31 – 5:30pm (Technicolor Cast) and 8:30pm (Talkie Cast)
Saturday, 4/1 – 1pm (Talkie Cast) and 6pm (Technicolor Cast)

Questions?  E-mail


Tickets on Sale Now

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Drama | Comments Off on Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are now on sale for the middle school production of Dracula, the Count of Comedy at

Performances will be:
Thursday, November 10 at 5:30 and 8:30
Friday, November 11* at 5:30 and 8:30
Saturday, November 12 at 2:00 and 6:00