Dear Colleagues,

I hope your school year is off to a smooth start! It has reached the time of year to renew your
WCSMA membership! We look forward to many new and active members this year. In addition,
please forward this message to any new music colleagues in your district, and please provide
me with contact information for any music teachers that may have recently retired from your
district.

Membership Registration

GREAT NEWS!– if you are an existing member looking to renew your membership, you DO
NOT need to re-register on DaCapo! Instead, please log into your existing account, and follow
the prompts for payment:

a. Payment via credit card– follow the prompts on the screen
b. Payment via check– click the green button, “Click here and print this invoice.”
Print the invoice, and mail the check to the address on the invoice.
c. Payment via district– click the green button, “Click here and print this invoice.”
Print the invoice for district processing. It is important that your district-issued
invoice or PO includes the names of every teacher that is being paid for.

*For clarification, you can watch THIS VIDEO starting at 1:47 for video instructions.

Please email me personally if you retired in the last year, if you have moved to a new district
within the county, or if you need to be removed from our database for any other reason.

NEW MEMBERS & RECENT RETIREES:
If you are a new member, or someone who has retired in the 2021-22 school year, please
click HERE for a step-by-step video explaining how to create your DaCapo membership
account, or follow the steps below:
2. Visit https://wcsma.dacapomusicfestivals.com/
3. Click “Register”
4. Type in the Access Code “wcsmateacher”
5. Click “Click here to enter access code”
6. Complete the Personal Membership Information
7. Click “Click here to register for WCSMA Festival Nominations”
8. Log in using your newly created username and password
9. Follow the prompts for payment at the bottom of the screen
a. Payment via credit card– follow the prompts on the screen
b. Payment via check– click the green button, “Click here and print this invoice.”
Print the invoice, and mail the check to the address on the invoice.
c. Payment via district– click the green button, “Click here and print this invoice.”
Print the invoice for district processing. It is important that your district-issued
invoice or PO includes the names of every teacher that is being paid for.

ALL CHECKS MUST BE MADE OUT TO WCSMA

Below are some important notes regarding membership for this school year:
1. If your district pays for your dues, please ensure that your district issued invoice or PO
includes the names of every teacher that is being paid for.
2. Dues for active/new members will remain at $40.00. Membership dues for retirees will
remain at $25.00. Payment may be made via personal check or through a school
purchase order. Payments should be made to WCSMA.
3. You are able to pay for your membership dues via credit card through AffiniPay (in lieu of
PayPal) directly on the DaCapo site if you choose. Due to the electronic fees required
by AffiniPay, the membership fee will be in the amount of $42.00 for active/new
members and $27.00 for retired members.
4. All membership registrations and dues will need to be submitted by November 1,
         2021. If you register after November 1, the fee will be $50.00 for active/new members
and $35.00 for retirees if paid by personal check. If you pay via AffiniPay, there will be an
additional $2 surcharge.

WCSMA requests that all contact information (phone, personal and school email, school
address) be submitted. If any member feels uncomfortable with any part of their contact
information being made available in a membership directory, please email me individually.
However, ALL CONTACT INFORMATION IS NEEDED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT
PURPOSES ONLY (festival mailings, etc.). WCSMA promises confidentiality with any and all
contact information of the membership via DaCapo.

If you need any additional assistance renewing your 2021-2022 WCSMA membership, please
email me at bastonet@harrisoncsd.org

As always, we thank you for your support and partnership. I wish you all the best in the year
ahead!

Sincerely,
Thomas (TJ) Bastone
WCSMA Membership Chairperson
bastonet@harrisoncsd.org
255 Union Ave
Harrison, NY 10528