Children’s Choirs

Children’s Choirs

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. 

Please join us at the parent orientation and first rehearsal on Wednesday, September 7 from 4:30-5:45pm. You will learn all about the exciting offerings for the 2022-2023 school year! Manchester UMC Children’s Choirs sing once a month during worship services from September – May. There will also be an opportunity to take part in a musical and other outreach opportunities this school year. 

If you have any questions, reach out to Emily Pikaard at 

SonShine Singers (Kindergarten & 1st Graders)
SonShine Singers

Day: Wednesdays (Sept-May)
Time: 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Location: Room 141
Director: Tara Sintek   

SonShine Singers rehearsals are full of singing and music exploration, as well as faith lessons and hands-on service projects. All groups begin and end the time together with fellowship and fun, which includes learning hymns and praise songs and making new friends. SonShine Singers performs during the worship services.

Joyful Noise (2nd & 3rd Graders)
Joyful Noise

Day: Wednesdays (Sept-May)
Time: 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Location: Room 118
Director: Erin Bryan   

Joyful Noise rehearsals are a time of sharing music, playing games, and reading Bible stories while learning about God and exploring the power of music! Members of Joyful Noise participate in field trips and service projects. All groups begin and end the time together with fellowship and fun, which includes learning hymns and praise songs and making new friends.  Joyful Noise performs during the worship services.

Music Makers (4th & 5th Graders)
Music Makers

Day: Wednesdays (Sept-May)
Time: 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Location: Room 100 (Music Room)
Director: Emily Pikaard

Music Makers rehearsals focus on the importance of each unique voice while making music as a community, Members of Music Makers work to use their voices and hands to serve others through music-making, field trips, and service projects. All groups begin and end the time together with fellowship and fun, which includes learning hymns and praise songs and making new friends. Music Makers performs during the worship services.

Register / Learn More / Forms

Please register and complete a Consent Form per child:

Please complete the Minor Consent Form per child and turn it in at choir or email it to Emily Pikaard. After processing, you will receive a signed copy to keep for your records.

For more information about any of these groups, please contact Emily Pikaard.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers and Youth Interns are needed to serve as Children’s Choirs helpers for the 2022-2023 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 


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