Elementary & DRUM

The Children’s program is open to children who have completed Kindergarten through completed Grade 5 or 6. All children should attend the following rehearsals:

  • Sunday: 6:15-7:15 p.m.
  • Monday through Thursday: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Monday through Wednesday: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Children’s Concert (Thursday): 1:30 p.m.

Age requirements

Children must be registered for the appropriate grade level ensemble. We have contracted with clinicians for specific grade levels, and we must honor those contracts.

In many places, sixth graders are enrolled in Middle School, but not all are ready vocally or socially for the Middle High Choir. Some prefer to spend another year in the Elementary Choir or DRUM program. The parent and/or choir director can make the best decision about these participants.

NOTE: Sixth graders who participate in the Elementary Choir or DRUM must be signed in and out of the Wilson Children’s Complex by a parent or chaperone. Sixth graders who participate in the Middle High Choir are assumed mature enough to find their way to and from the choir.

Afternoon activities

The children’s program includes a rotating series of afternoon activities from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. 

Within that rotating schedule, a Talent Show will be held from 2:30-3:10 p.m. Tuesday. If your child desires to participate, please assist them in preparing a 1.5 minute act/piece to share. We will provide a keyboard, CD player, and microphone.  This is a tremendous opportunity for the children to share their talent! NOTE: Participation in the Tuesday Night Youth Talent Show is limited to those who are registered for the Middle and Senior High Choirs.

Children who wish to participate in a special dance presentation during Thursday’s Children’s Program will need to be in attendance for a daily 3:15-3:50 p.m. rehearsal. 

Afternoon activities are optional and parents may sign their children out of the Children’s Building prior to activities beginning (2:30 p.m.) or during rotation changes (3:15 and 3:55 p.m.). Please do not disturb a class that is in progress to sign your child out of the building. All children should be signed out of the Children’s Building at 4:30 p.m.

What do I need to bring?

  • Concert Attire (Thursday afternoon)
    • Children are encouraged to dress up a bit for the concert, fostering a sense of importance for their presentation.

Child safety

In order to create a safer environment for our children, all children must be signed in and out of the Wilson Children’s Building by a parent or chaperone wearing an official event name tag. This is required every time the child arrives or leaves. This can be difficult if the parent is also enrolled in another performing group (Adult or Chamber Choir, Handbell Choir, Dance rehearsals). Since rehearsals end concurrently for adults and children, a 10-minute “travel-time window” will be allowed for parents to pick up children following practice.  Please be courteous of our staff, and try to arrive as promptly as possible.

Medical form

2020 Medical Form – Each child will need a form on file. Please complete this form in advance and return it as noted on the form.

Parents and chaperones

There is an Orientation Session offered on Sunday at 9 p.m. All parents and chaperones are highly encouraged to attend this meeting, especially if you are a first-time attendee.

Questions?

Contact Marla Ham at marla.a.ham@gmail.com.

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