Lower School Music

Music permeates our curriculum in the Lower School, where our students delight in the many opportunities to sing, play, and move to music. Our students learn a variety of musical styles and create their own compositions, accompanying themselves on Orff instruments, including xylophones, glockenspiels, hand drums, rhythm sticks, and tambourines.

The exuberant songs of our students are an essential element at weekly Lower School Morning Meetings, and at performances throughout the year, including Grandparents and Special Friends’ Day, the All-School Holiday Concert, and class curricular musicals.

Our students develop musical literacy through a variety of rhythm and note-reading activities, often using the SMART Board to make it a more interactive and collaborative experience. Through this extensive music program, we cultivate a lifelong love of music in our students.


Lower School Choir

Our students in grades 3, 4, and 5 are invited to participate in the Lower School Choir, which meets on Wednesdays after school. As our students are introduced to the foundations of healthy vocal technique and choral singing, they grow in both ability and confidence. Our talented students put their wonderful variety of repertoire on display at various school performances.

Lower School Band

Our students in Lower School Band have the opportunity to learn flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone and percussion. Our Lower School Band meets twice a rotation, once for small group lessons and once as a full ensemble. The amazing musical gifts of our students are highlighted and celebrated in the All-School Holiday Concert and the Spring Concert.

Chase Collegiate School
565 Chase Parkway Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 236-9500

Pre K

Chase’s PreK program will give your child the freedom to explore the world and the structure to become an active, involved learner who is prepared for Kindergarten.

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Lower School

In this safe, nurturing private elementary school, our students explore, take risks and innovate.

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Middle School

The bedrock of this success in this private middle school is the atmosphere of support and trust. At Chase, we honor each student and help them achieve their personal best, through an intensive, daily advisory program.

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Upper School

This private high school gives its students the tools to develop into lifelong learners and innovative thinkers, prepared for the changing landscape of the 21st century. Upon graduation, Chase students are well prepared for college and life beyond.

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Innovation at Chase

We’ve integrated innovation and design thinking into our traditional curriculum – and created three high and low-tech design labs on campus, providing students the knowledge and space to chart their own course in terms of their approach to a project and the outcome they produce.

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