Generously sponsored by:
Steven & Cabrina Owsley and Andrew & Gretchen McFarland
Bring your whole family to our concert and let the kids explore the world of music. Our popular music education/childcare program for kids between 2 months and 10 years runs during and after concerts at St. John the Divine. Kids enjoy fun music and concert etiquette instruction, a trip into the concert hall (for ages 5-10), and an option to stay for pizza and movies after the concert, allowing parents (or grandparents!) to go out for a post-concert dinner.
Children are divided into groups by age, with 2 year-olds and under in the nursery
An elementary music educator shares a music lesson that relates to the concert program
- Making the transition to audience members, children aged five and up receive humorous instruction in audience etiquette and visit the concert hall for one piece of music
Professional childcare/teaching staff manage each age group
- All children may stay for an extended time to enjoy pizza and movies, allowing grown-ups to go out for their own entertainment
For all Saturday evening concerts at St. John the Divine, adults may drop children off between 4:30-5pm and pick-up following the concert until 9:30pm. Drop-off and pick-up occur at the front desk in the Sumners Hall building adjacent to the concert venue at The Church of St. John the Divine.
ROCO rooters is open to children two months – 10 years old
$35 for the first child
$25 for each additional child
- A 48-hour cancellation policy applies
- Advance registration is required
Registration requires a completed registration form and payment in advance.
Maurene Moffett has been a music educator for the past thirty years. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Houston. Maurene currently teaches preschool music at River Oaks Baptist School in Houston, Texas. Her lengthy experience includes elementary music, private clarinet instruction, piano and choir. She is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Organization of American Kodaly Educators. In addition to teaching music Maurene enjoys horses and is involved with local Hunter/Jumper industry.
Ekanem Ebinne, a classically trained vocalist and instrumentalist, has been teaching children for 10 years. She is certified as an early childhood music specialist by The Gordon Institute for Music Learning and The Early Childhood Music and Movement Association. She performs actively as a mezzo soprano, appearing as a church musician and with organizations like Opera in the Heights, Houston Ebony Opera Guild, UH Moores School Choral Scholars, Freneticore, Houston Masterworks Chorus and Piping Rock Singers. She has also played percussion with the Brazilian Arts Foundation. Ebinne values and encourages creativity, full cultural inclusion for all children, good vocal health and developmentally appropriate practice. She started Overture in 2005 to bring these values to the children of Houston, Texas.