Caroling is great PR for
your school and spotlights
your music program!
Ideas for Kids
St. Louis Christmas Carols Association - 7425 Forsyth Boulevard, Suite 353, St. Louis, MO  63105  -  314.863.1225
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We can provide collection canisters and We
can also provide
songsheets to try
this variation on collecting at a program,
shared by Rhonda Saltzman,
former music specialist at
Iveland Elementary School
in the Ritenour School District:
"After my holiday show,
we would have a
Sing Along with the
audience and pass the
red StLCCA cans
down each row while we sang.
Iveland Student Council also
holds a Candy Cane sale
for two days at lunchtime,
with proceeds to the StLCCA.
Introduce your kids/students to the joy and satisfaction of
Caroling for a Cause"!
. . . for Families, Music Teachers, Choir Directors, Counselors, Club Sponsors,
Scout Leaders - anyone who has/works with children...

We can place carolers at St. Louis Lambert Airport, at area shopping centers & stores,
and get requests for special holiday events, too.  
Some spots are great for large groups, while small groups,
such as
Scout troops,show/jazz choirs and church choirs are perfect for others.

It's a wonderful way to gain recognition for your group while giving members a terrific
(and fun)
Community Service opportunity. Some venues make a direct donation to the
StLCCA for the performance;others allow groups to collect donations using our cans.  
If you are interested, check the current list of
Special Sing locations found on
"Join us!" page,then call or email our office or use the form on that page to contact us.
We will do our best to find a venue that matches your needs.
Neighborhood caroling doesn't work?  Do a "Special Sing"!
"In-School Caroling"
from Rose Nester, former music
specialist  in the St. Louis Public Schools:
"send home a note a week or so ahead,
asking that all students bring
'pennies for the carolers'.
Then, with a small group of singers,
move through the school,singing in
several locations, as students drop their
coins in the collection cans.
What a wonderful way to model caroling
itself and also demonstrate giving to your

Music Teachers
aren't the only
caroling leaders
in a school!  
Counselors, NHS,
Student Council and
other service club
sponsors make great
caroling leaders!

We would love to
meet with your
group to discuss
caroling -
call our office to
schedule and for
more information!
Can't carol outside of school?
Try one of these ideas:
What a FUN way for high school students or confirmation candidates to
community service requirements!
Create a "Caroling Club"!
Here's another wonderful school idea,
submitted by
Dr. Betty Scheller, former
principal at Lawson Elementary School,
Hazelwood School District.  
She created  a
"Caroling Club" within the
after school club structure in her district.
Students meet several times after
school to practice, then meet one evening
at school with their families - they divide
into groups and carol through the
neighborhood, then return to the school
for hot chocolate and cookies.
What a great way to reach out to your
St. Louis
Christmas Carols Association
Caroling to Benefit Children
Since 1911
You're never
too young to
go caroling!  
Here's some great
ideas to involve
The Soulard Carolers visit restaurants and
other venues in the Soulard area,
led by Larry Liszewski and Tom DeClue.
Students at Our Lady of Guadalupe
School in Ferguson carol in their school
each year.
Students from the NHS at Buerkle
Middle School in the Mehlvile
School District carol each year at
a local Hardee's restaurant; thank
you to sponsor Cheryl Tenschert!
Girl Scouts at Soulard Market
Girl Scouts caroling at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
in O'Fallon.  
Choir students from Rockwood South Middle
School caroling in their neighborhood.
Thank you director Lora Pemberton!
Girl Scouts from The Wilson School
caroling outside the MOBOT Garden Glow!