Recitals For 2023

Performers at the Christmas recital

Vance Music students perform in monthly recitals, including an annual Christmas Recital. Students gain significant experience performing in front of an audience regularly. With regular goals like monthly recitals, students are much more likely to succeed in their personal music education journey.

Monthly practice recitals (January through November) take place at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30pm at First Church of the Brethren. The church is located at 1103 N. Jefferson St. Wichita, KS 67203. This year’s monthly recital dates can be found below.

The annual Christmas Recital is held on the first Saturday in December at 5:30pm at 304 S. Seneca St. Wichita, KS 67213. For this recital, students perform in ensembles with arrangements tailored to each group that allow them to sparkle and shine. Students learn leadership skills, communication skills, listening skills, and many other tools crucial to performing in an ensemble. The recital gives students the opportunity to enjoy their music with their peers and celebrate with an awards ceremony and reception afterward. More information regarding this year’s Christmas recital can be found below.

All recitals are open to the public and are free of charge.

42nd Annual Christmas Recital

304 S. Seneca St. Wichita, KS 67213

Saturday, December 2nd

3:00 PM Student Call Time (Dress Rehearsal & Pictures)

5:00 PM Online Student Roll Call

5:20 PM Onsite Student Roll Call

5:30 PM Recital

Christmas Recital Video Presentation

Two Christmas Recital performers having fun after their performance

Come a few minutes early to enjoy pictures of Vance Music students’ achievements throughout the year! A slideshow presentation will highlight each performer, so that you can enjoy their performances at a more personal level.

Students, please email Marissa a headshot as soon as possible. We would also appreciate any photos you may have from 2023 of your student receiving a non-Vance Music award or participating in any music events or groups on their private lesson instrument(s). If ratings or specific awards were given, please include those details. Please make sure to let us know what the music event they participated in was called.

Christmas Recital Ticket Information

All recital performers and attendees will need a ticket to attend. All tickets are free; tickets help us keep track of recital attendance so that we can plan for future recitals. Students can pick up both tickets and invitation postcards at the studio. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Virtual performers and attendees can receive their ticket by filling out this Online Ticket Google Form. Due to security precautions, only performers and attendees that fill out the form will be allowed in the Google Meet call.

Remember that you can earn free lessons by referrals! Please feel free to invite your family and friends to the recital. You can also promote the recital and invite others via our Christmas Recital Facebook event.

Students posing after a Christmas recital with Christmas decor.

Christmas Recital Location Information

3 young performers posing at a past Christmas recital.

West Side Baptist Church, our original Christmas recital venue, closed at the beginning of November. Their building was sold to The District Church. Fortunately, the members and leaders of The District Church have been enthusiastic about hosting our Christmas recital this year as planned. We have been very blessed by their welcoming invitation. We do ask that students be on their very best behavior this Saturday to help us build our new relationship with the church.

Please make sure to let all of your invitees know to follow the specific address located on our marketing materials. It will be easy for guests to end up at the wrong address: The District Church address on Google is their previous location, also in the Delano area. Google still has the address listed below as the location for West Side Baptist Church. Please communicate thoroughly with all of your invitees.

The correct address is:
304 S. Seneca St., Wichita, KS 67213

Christmas Recital Food & Volunteer Information

Our Christmas recitals have always been successful thanks to our great parent volunteers! As in previous years, we have had great responses from parents and will likely meet our volunteer needs. We will have a list of food items and volunteer tasks that were signed up for on this page soon.

Roses for each of the performers at the Christmas recital

Monthly Recitals

1st Church of the Brethren

1:30 PM -2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

January 29th

February 26th

March 26th

April 23rd

May 21st

June 25th

July 23rd

August 20th

September 24th

October 15th

November 5th

Dates for 2024 Coming Soon!

Award Dates

Practice Award Quarter 1

February 5th

Through April 15th

Practice Award Quarter 2

April 16th

Through June 24th

Practice Award Quarter 3

June 25th

Through September 2nd

Practice Award Quarter 4

September 3rd

Through November 11th

Student of the Year Qualification Deadline: 11:59 PM on October 31st