The arts programs at the Sheridan County YMCA look to give a positive growth experience to the youth of Sheridan county.

Fall 2021 Arts Programming

Sheridan Youth County Choir

4th – 9th grade
Tuition is $25/month due at the beginning of the season

In January 2019, the Sheridan County Children’s Chorale reinvented itself as the Sheridan County Youth Choir (SCYC). Taught by Stephanie Zukowski, Tyler Rogers, and accompanied by JoAnn Lilley, the SCYC is made up of the Sheridan County Boys Choir and the Sheridan County Girls Choir. The choirs rehearse separately and perform together. 
The mission of the SCYC is to build and maintain an intrinsic connection between musicianship, community, and joy in each singer. All singers will learn about choral technique, build on their music literacy foundations, and have multiple performance opportunities with the SCYC. The choirs serve students between 4th grade and 9th grade. (Note: Due to the Covid19 pandemic, the SCYC plans on admitting 9th grade singers for the 2020-2021 seasons!)
Admission to the choir is by audition only. Auditions are held in September and January 12 and 13. At auditions, interested singers will be asked to:
– Sing a scale (D4-D5 through F4-F5)
– Demonstrate two-tone pitch matching
– Sing either “Take Me Out To The Ballgame,” OR “My Country Tis Of Thee” (music is provided!)
AUDITIONS: January 12 and 13.  4:30 pm at the YMCA

Seasonal Programs
(depending on demand)


Both Boys and Girls Choir are available for grades 3-8. Students learn a wide repertoire of songs and styles in a fun and uplifting environment.

Cadets Drumline

The Cadets Drumline looks to sharpen music literacy skills and rhythmic proficiency for all young drummers. 1-2 seasonal performances are regularly scheduled. 

Sunshine Singers

Sunshine singers is for young musicians who love to move, sing, play, and explore the versatile instrument that is their own voice. Our annual Christmas performance is at the WYO Theater.


Scriveners is for book enthusiasts and authors-in-training. We will read, analyze, and discuss several texts, as well as explore various elements of author’s craft.

Year-Round Programs
(depending on demand)

Piano Lessons

One on one piano instruction for beginner to intermediate pianists 

Guitar Lessons

Small group (limit of 4) guitar lessons, aimed primarily at beginners


Small group crochet instructions for artists of all ability levels.

Water Color Painting

Small group instruction for artists of all ability levels. 

Afterschool Art at SAGE

Visual arts instruction with SAGE instructors

Vocal Point

Vocal foundations and music literacy group for ages 5-9. Non-auditioned.

African Marimba Ensemble

Learn individual and ensemble music skills while playing unique, accessible instruments.