Children’s Music

Alpharetta Methodist offers a comprehensive choir program for children from age two through 5th grades. The Children’s Music Program is designed to encourage children to grow in faith, serve in worship and praise through song.

Singing provides the foundation for all of our children’s choirs. Part of every rehearsal is spent learning new songs, reviewing favorite songs and, in the younger choirs, playing singing games. Our goal is to help each child find his or her own unique voice. We believe the ability to “sing your praise” helps children express their faith and share in the joy of worship.

Children in choir also play rhythm instruments and participate in movement activities. They learn new musical and social skills, sing during worship services and participate in church-wide programs like the Children’s Nativity and Children’s All Music Sundays. Our older choirs prepare musicals and other special programs.

Registering for Children’s Choirs

Registration is open for children’s choirs for the 2016-2017 school year. All registrations must be made online.

Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings, starting September 14.

Please note: If you register after 8:00 on a Wednesday morning, please bring your child to the Choir Help Desk on the second floor landing of Trinity Hall prior to the start of choir rehearsal to pick up a name badge and your child’s choir assignment.

Music is a wonderful way to teach kids how to follow Jesus and spread His love. Children who participate in choir develop self-confidence as they learn new musical and social skills, sing for worship and participate in the annual Children’s Nativity and Children’s All Music Sunday. We offer 12 different choirs for children age two (by September 1) through 5th grade. You do not have to be a church member to join our children’s music program.

Costs

Participation in AFUMC’s children’s choirs is free.

  • Choir Cross
    Each new child to our choir program, three years old or older, needs a wooden choir cross. A $5 one-time fee helps defray the cost of the cross. Read about the Cross Program.  Scholarships are available, if needed.
  • Choir T-shirt
    Each age group choir wears a specific color T-shirt, so all children participating in the choir program need a T-shirt. New shirts are available for $10. We will have used and previous year T-shirts available for $2 to $5 at the Children’s Choir Registration and Kick-Off Party on August 27. Many families pass the shirts down to all of their children, so we always have a mix of designs. The colors assigned to each age group do not change. Please contact Cindy Poelking, if you have questions.Scholarships are available, if needed. Click here to identify what color shirt your child needs.

Payment for T-shirts and Choir Crosses may be made online during the registration process, or you may mail a check to:

AFUMC Children’s Choirs
Attention: Cindy Poelking
69 North Main Street
Alpharetta, GA 30009

 

Rehearsals

Children’s choirs rehearse from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, September through April.

Families are invited to stay and share a meal following choir rehearsals. Our Wednesday Night Supper program serves tasty, nutritious meals every Wednesday evening from September through April.

To see Wednesday Night Supper menus and make reservations.

 

Music, Art and Drama Camp

Every summer, the Alpharetta Methodist Children’s Music Ministry hosts a weeklong camp where children learn music and choreography, make props and costumes, and have lots of fun!

Read more about Music, Art and Drama Camp.