Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Grade Choir

What is the Tonka District Children’s Choir?

The Tonka District Children’s Choirs serves children who love to sing in third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade from each of the six elementary schools across the Minnetonka School District, MME and MMW.  Membership in the choir fosters musicality through performance and bridges friendships across the district.  There is a place for everyone in the choir!


In a normal year, we would offer our Core Choir and Select Choir.  This year we are going to be combining all 4th-6th graders into one project-based group.  We also normally offer two Third Grade Choirs that serve the East and West side of the district.  Third Grade Choirs will also be combined into one project-based group.

The Project

Create a Virtual Choir album that students can share with family members in place of a concert experience.

Who are the Directors?

Melanie McIvor and Seth Boyd will direct the 4-6th Grade Ensemble.  Mrs. McIvor is the E-Learning Music Teacher this year.  Mr. Boyd teaches choir at MME.
Melani Schwartz and Lisa Skaff will direct the Third Grade Ensemble.  Melani Schwartz teaches K-3rd grade at Scenic Heights and 4th and 5th grades at the high school this year and Lisa Skaff is continuing her studio work in Excelsior.

How much does it cost?

Participating this year will cost $50 for the season.  The fee this year will be put towards a professional sound engineer to mix our audio tracks.  Please contact Seth Boyd ( with questions about scholarships.

When and where do we rehearse?

We will rehearse using Google Meets every Thursday that school is in session except Conference nights. Our first rehearsal will begin October 29th between 5 and 6PM.


Visit this site to begin the registration process and pay the registration fee. You may contact the directors, Melanie McIvor ( and Seth Boyd (, with questions.

What We Do

  • Sing fun songs
  • Make new friends
  • Learn how to become better singers
  • Sing the National Anthem at sporting events
  • Sing in a winter and spring concert
  • The Elementary School Choir Tour (you get to miss a day of school to sing with your friends)
  • Fun choir parties (winter sledding party and roller-skating party)

What students like best about being in choir

  • Making new friends, singing great songs, and having awesome choir directors
  • Touring the schools
  • Learning new cool songs
  • Having fun
  • Improving their singing voice
  • Performing for lots of people