The instrumental and vocal music programs at Collegiate continue to grow and flourish. An appreciation of music is cultivated among all of our students with the leadership of experienced and passionate teachers.
The Early Childhood division has a full-time music teacher who focuses on moving to music, playing instruments, singing, and engaging the students' imaginations in creative ways. Students in all divisions have numerous performance opportunities starting with the youngest age groups. The full-time Lower School music teacher exposes the students in grades 1 to 4 to developmentally appropriate activities that teach and reinforce music. In Middle School students choose either vocal choir or instrumental music, and can pursue performance in a variety of ensembles, including 3 levels of concert bands, 2 jazz ensembles, and a drumline. The Upper School instrumental music program is recognized around the region for its consistently outstanding performances at local, state, and national events. Upper School students have the opportunity to participate in the concert band, jazz ensemble, and drumline.
Vocal music is also a strong program at Collegiate. Our students can be seen and heard performing all over the city of Wichita and beyond, from our young boy and girl choirs (Grades 4 through 6) through the Middle School Encore mixed ensemble and finally to the Upper School Madrigal and Dynamics groups. Our Madrigals tour and perform in Europe every other year, motivating our students to work hard to become members of this elite group. WCS produces one major musical production in the Upper School and one each in the Middle and Lower Schools each year.