About Us

Kids in Concert (KIC) is a free music and youth development program serving a diverse group of students aged 6-18 on Washington’s Kitsap Peninsula.  

Land Acknowledgement

The land on which Kids in Concert operates is within the ancestral territory of the suq̀ʷabš “People of Clear Salt Water” (Suquamish People). Expert fisherman, canoe builders and basket weavers, the suq̀ʷabš live in harmony with the lands and waterways along Washington’s Central Salish Sea as they have for thousands of years. Here, the suq̀ʷabš live and protect the land and waters of their ancestors for future generations as promised by the Point Elliot Treaty of 1855.

About Kids In Concert (KIC)

KIC is modeled after El Sistema, the internationally renowned youth orchestra movement from Venezuela that has brought remarkable outcomes socially and musically across the globe. KIC was founded on the idea that every child should be able to access the benefits of music education, with no barriers. KIC does not charge tuition or require an audition to join.

KIC began in 2010 with a dozen students playing paper violins and has grown into a string, percussion, and choir program serving over 75 students from diverse communities across north Kitsap County. Over 50% of our students identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. Our program currently operates out of West Sound Academy in Poulsbo, within the Port Madison Reservation of the Suquamish Tribe of Indians. We are proud to be a partner of the Suquamish Tribe and are grateful for their support of our program.

KIC offers an after-school strings, percussion, and choir program four days per week, as well as musical theater and chamber music summer camps.

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