About Our Programs

The Wylie East Choral Department consists of vocal ensembles in grades 6-12. The choral department enrolls over 400 students in twelve performing ensembles. Additionally, some students from Davis Intermediate and McMillan Junior High move into the Wylie East High School programs in ninth grade.


The Raider and Buccaneer Choirs enjoy an active performance schedule in the community and region and its members are involved in numerous individual and choral competitions and participate in many extra-curricular activities, including theatre arts, athletics, art, student council, and more.

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Wylie East High

The Wylie East High School Choirs are led by Nathan & Ashley Dame. Consisting of more than 190 students in six performing ensembles, the Raider Choirs are frequent winners of local and regional choral contests, with multiple superior ratings and UIL Sweepstakes awards earned in the last few years. They travel annually around the state and country. Recent travels include: Disney World, Branson, and San Antonio. Choral placement is assigned by ability, and include:

  • A Cappella Choir
  • Bel Canto
  • Men’s Choir
  • Out of the Blue
  • Select Men’s Choir
  • Select Women’s Choir
  • Women’s Choir

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Burnett Junior High

The Burnett Junior High School Choirs are led by Mr. Jonathan Reid. Consisting of more than 125 students in five performing ensembles, the Buccaneer Choirs are frequent winners of local and regional choral contests, with multiple superior ratings and UIL Sweepstakes awards earned in the last few years. Choral ensembles are divided by gender and ability, and include:

  • A Cappella Treble
  • Concert Tenor-Bass
  • Concert Treble
  • Eclipse
  • Varsity Tenor-Bass

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Harrison Intermediate

The Harrison Intermediate School Choirs are led by Mr. Brent Barnes. Consisting of more than 100 sixth grade students over four classes, the Buccaneer Choirs are active in the school and community and compete annually at the Hawaiian Falls Choral Festival. Choral ensembles offered include:

  • 5th Grade Semester Choirs
  • 6th Grade All-Year Choirs
  • Honor Choir