Winchester Community Music School
The Winchester Community Music School began in the spring of 1981 as a pilot program for 30 students with 3 teachers. The program grew steadily and became independent in 1985, when it was renamed the Winchester Community Music School. The School is governed by a Board of Trustees and enjoys widespread community support.
After 17 years in the middle school, WCMS purchased the property at 407 Highland Avenue in the fall of 1997. Since moving, the School has grown from 500 to 900 students, and now has a faculty of 60 professional musicians. The administrative staff of the School functions as a team to create a welcoming atmosphere, support and develop the educational experience for everyone involved, and contribute to the ability of WCMS to serve the community.