Musical Ensembles

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Kansas Wesleyan University Philharmonic Choir
The 70-piece Philharmonic Choir is the concert choir at KWU. The membership is open to any KWU students and the ensemble has students in all areas of academic studies. This group tours nationally each year and performs a variety of music from classical to contemporary. Also, the group tours internationally every four years. The past tours include Tour of China in 2006, California in 2008 and England in 2010. The next international tour is planned for 2014 to Germany/Czech Republic.

Wesleyan Chorale
The Wesleyan Chorale is a select vocal ensemble of 24 students. The audition is held each fall and membership is based on a one-year commitment. The ensemble performs and entertains in a variety of venues on and off campus throughout the academic year.

Kansas Wesleyan University Chamber Orchestra and Full Orchestra
The 30 piece Chamber Orchestra at KWU performs the highest quality of literature written for the orchestra. The ensemble rehearses weekly and performs on and off-campus concerts.

With the KWU Orchestra Program, students have variety of opportunities to perform and use their skills.
Performing with the Salina Symphony – The Premiere Instrumental Ensemble in North Central Kansas
Performing in Small Ensembles (Quartet / Trios)
Performing with local churches including the Church Orchestras / Praise Band Services
Hired as Student Assistants to the Salina Youth Symphony Program

Wind Ensemble
This ensemble specializes in performing the richest and most demanding music in the concert band and wind ensemble repertoire. The Wind Ensemble stays busy performing concerts, festivals, tours, and community functions. In early spring, the Wind Ensemble performs in a side-by-side concert with select high school musicians during the Smoky Hills Winds Festival. Additionally, member of the Wind Ensemble will join the Chamber Orchestra to perform 1-2 full-orchestra pieces on each concert.


Jazz Band
This is a select ensemble that focuses on jazz techniques and repertoire. The Jazz Ensemble stays busy preparing for concerts, festivals, and community functions.

Percussion Ensemble
KWU's newest ensemble! This group performs exciting and eclectic percussion music from all over the world.


*NEW* Coyote Marching Band and Drumline
 Kansas Wesleyan is the ONLY school in its division to have both a drumline AND a marching band! Help cheer on the 'Yotes to victory in our most visible ensemble! Performing music ranging from pep band classics to newer custom arrangements, this ensemble performs at football games and both men's and women's basketball games.


Salina Symphony
Advanced instrumental students have an opportunity to perform with the Salina Symphony, central Kansas's premier full symphony orchestra. The Symphony performs five subscription concerts and one opera.

For more information, check out Salina Symphony's webiste: