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About | Children’s Choirs

Register for the 23-24 School Year

The Manchester UMC Children’s Choirs help children experience the joy of music and worship as they serve in cultivating their talents in ministering to our congregation and the community through music. The Children’s Choirs Mission is to provide an engaging environment for children that encourages musical, spiritual & personal growth through education, fellowship, & outreach.

Children are welcome to join us at anytime by registering below!

the choirs

This year, the choirs will be divided into two groups for rehearsals and performances: 

Kindergarten-2nd Grade, Room 103

3rd-5th Grade, Room 100

SonShine Singers

Joyful Noise

Music Makers

Wednesday Night Rehearsals

The Manchester UMC Children’s Choirs have rehearsals on Wednesdays from 4:45-5:45pm beginning on September 6. All children K-5th Grade are invited to join together to make music and grow as a community of faith.  

Rehearsals resume on Wednesday, January 17. We hope to see you then!

If you have any questions, reach out to Emily Pikaard or fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you will be contacted as soon as possible.

Bonnie Halls Drama Camp

June 24-28, 9a-3p | Manchester UMC

Open to all incoming 1st Graders – incoming 8th Graders who have an interest in musical theater.

  • Bonnie Halls Drama Camp will be a week full of acting, singing, dancing, set design, and learning all about what it takes to put on a show! There will be various masterclasses offered throughout the week, and a musical revue on Friday for families at 3p.
  • We will do our best to accommodate after-care requests from 3-5p Monday-Thursday. Please indicate your interest in this program when you register.

end of the year party 2023

Volunteers and Youth Interns Needed

Volunteers and Youth Interns are needed to serve as Children’s Choirs helpers for the 2023-2024 school year. If you have a love for children and music, you might be a great fit! All volunteers and interns need to be Safe Gatherings certified. Please contact Emily Pikaard, Director of Children’s Music and Drama at [email protected] or fill out the form below and you will be contacted as soon as possible.

contact form: questions

volunteer interest


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