usic programming for children at Sheridan focuses on learning how to praise God through voice, movement and instruments. Opening gatherings, praise teams and hands on musical games and activities are integral parts of this learning. Music programming is offered September – May for toddlers through 5th grade and children are welcome to join in any time throughout the year.
Two by Two’s
Two by Two’s is a Wednesday night parent led class for toddlers (18+months) and preschool children who are not yet attending Praise Kids. Parents and grandparents spend 30 minutes with their young children singing songs, learning finger rhymes, engaging in circle dances and age appropriate instrument activities. Families are welcome to join in anytime throughout Wednesdays @ the Well programming (September – April).
Preschool & Kindergarten
Children who attend Praise Kids (Wednesday night) or Kingdom Quest (Sunday morning) classes will spend part of their class time focusing on praising God through music. Children learn songs and actions as well as play music games using various instruments such as drums, boomwhackers, percussion, and move with scarves and dancing. During the Christmas season, all children learn songs and dramas revolving around the Christmas story. Children who would like to participate on the day of the Christmas programs should register for this special event.
WAM (1st-5th Grade)
Students who attend “Worship and Music” (WAM) will focus on using their musical gifts to praise God. Students spend the first half of class learning melodies and memorizing lyrics to contemporary Christian music, much of the same music that is played during weekend worship. In the second half of class, all students are broken into teams that rotate through vocal mics, drums, percussion, bells or chimes and boomwhackers. WAM is offered on Wednesday nights, Sept.- April, from 6:30-7:30pm. During this time, WAM may lead worship on a Wednesday night, sing for worship on a Sunday morning or take a field trip to visit a Tabitha mission partner. WAM is on break during November and December so that students may participate in Christmas programs. Students are welcome to join in anytime.
Each Advent, children ages 3 years old, (by July 31st preceding the programs) through 5th grade are invited to share their gifts of music and story-telling at a Christmas program.
Young children are divided into 3 programs: 3-year-old class, Preschool and Kindergarten. These three programs vary in age appropriate story-telling but all sing the same songs. Therefore, young children will practice singing in any class they attend on either Sunday morning or Wednesday evening.
1st-5th graders have the opportunity to participate in either the “Sunday” program or the “Wednesday” program. Both programs tell the same story and sing the same songs so that students may attend either Sunday or Wednesday rehearsals throughout the week. 1st-4th graders focus on singing and the 5th grade class acts out the drama.
Registration is required for participation in any of the five Christmas program opportunities.