Discover the many opportunities and pleasures of meeting other musicians and playing in a group. WCMS offers ensembles and bands for kids, teens and adults in a variety of styles, including classical, jazz, rock, and world music. Ensemble groups—coached by a member of our talented WCMS faculty—meet weekly. Whether you're a serious musician or simply a serious music-lover, everyone is welcome to participate! You do not need to be a WCMS student to join.
Classical Ensembles: String Sinfonietta, Chamber Music, Guitar, Percussion, Saxophone, Trumpet
Rock & Jazz Ensembles: Jazz, Motown, Beatles, Rock & Blues, Stormy Monday Blues, Adult Rock Bands (including Women's Rock Band), Youth Rock Bands
Vocal Ensembles: Voice Works, Singing for Young Children
World & Early Music: Village Band, Jenks Recorder Ensemble
Why Join an Ensemble?
WCMS has ensembles and bands to fit a wide range of ages, interests, and ability levels. Whether you simply like the idea of playing or singing with fellow musicians, want to practice in a supportive group, or are ready to take your music to the next level, we will help you find a group that fits.
Playing in an ensemble or band helps participants develop important instrumental and voice skills, such as:
- Ensemble cueing
- Group intonation
- Rhythmic interaction
- Leadership and listening skills
Participation in an ensemble also improves a student's ability to perform in solo recitals or large ensemble settings such as school bands, orchestras, and a cappella groups. No matter what your musical goals, please join us!