In 1969, Frieda Price started a children’s choir. Years later under the direction of Tammy Ripley, the name Sunshine Singers was coined and a banner was created that was for use at Music Guild Workshops. The name continued when Pat Brink directed the Sunshine Singers and was retired when Pat retired. Michael Wu then directed for a time moving the children out of their gold robes and into polo shirts and slacks. Around 1985, Rodney Ripley directed the Children’s Choir which was called the Cherub Choir. A few years later the Cherub Choir was changed to Caroling Angels was for children in grade K/1st to 3rd. The Sunshine Singers (then Children’s Choir) was for 4th to 6th graders, and a Youth Choir was for 7th to 12th graders. Around 2002, purple robes were purchased for the youth. Currently, there is one children’s choir (Caroling Angels) for children in grades K to 5th.
Directors over the years included: Pat Brink, Sandy Brunk, Rose Hayden, Debbie McGee, Frieda Price, Rodney Ripley, Tammy Ripley, Melinda Ward, Karen Wolske, and Michael Wu.
The Caroling Angels rehearse on Wednesdays from 6:45-7:45pm and sing once a month in the 9:15am and 11:00am service. Contact Melinda Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this group.