Lakewood OH

Westlake musical ensembles take PAC stage Saturday

By Kevin Kelley


The daylong showcase of the Westlake City Schools’ orchestral and choral ensembles, known as Music a la Mode, returns to the Performing Arts Center stage Saturday. The Westlake Schools Performing Arts Center is located at Westlake High School, 27830 Hilliard Blvd.

Featuring bands and choirs from grades five through 12, the event begins at 11 a.m. with the seventh-grade choir. It’s scheduled to conclude around 8:30 p.m. with a performance by Westlake High School’s combined chorus.

Now in its 58th year, Music a la Mode is the Westlake Music Boosters’ biggest fundraiser of the year. Admission is $8 for adults 19 and older. There is no cost for those 18 and younger.

The French phrase “a la mode” literally means “in the style,” or “trendy.” The phrase also means “served with ice cream.” The latter term in the event’s title comes from the event’s origin. The first Music a la Mode was an old-fashioned ice cream social that took place outdoors at Reed Field at the current Lee Burneson Middle School.


2013 Music a la Mode schedule


10:55 Opening Introductions

11:00 7th Grade Choir

11:20 5th Grade Choir

11:40 8th Grade Choir

12:00 6th Grade Choir

12:20 Burneson Brigade


12:55 5th Grade Band

1:15 5th Grade Orchestra

1:30 6th Grade Band

1:50 6th Grade Orchestra/Greensleeves

2:10 7th Grade Band


2:45 8th Grade Band

3:05 7th & 8th Grade Orchestras

3:25 Encore


4:00 Guest Pianist Joseph Anthony

4:15 Burneson Jazz Ensemble

4:35 WHS Jazz Ensemble

5:00 WHS Concert Band

5:25 WHS Orchestra

5:50 WHS Symphonic Band


6:30 Quintessence

6:40 Hexadeca

6:50 WHS Company “D”

7:10 Mixed Chorus

7:25 WHS Symphonic Chorus

7:40 WHS Men’s Chorus

7:55 WHS Women’s Ensemble

8:10 WHS Chorale

8:25 WHS Combined Chorus



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