Penn Wars

Welcome to the 1st Annual Penny War!

March 1-15, 2022  |  Winner Announced March 29

What is a Penny War?  

A Penny War is a competition between the choirs on who can raise the most pennies.  Singers can also put silver coins or bills, (dimes, nickels, quarters, $1, $5 etc.) into a DIFFERENT choir’s jar, which would subtract from their penny total. Each week, MCC Staff will count how many pennies are in each jar, and then subtract the value of silver coins and bills in the same jar. The totals for the week and updates will be announced in our weekly Friday’s newsletter.

At the end of the Penny War, MCC staff will add the three-week penny war. The choir with the highest total after the silver coins and bills have been subtracted is deemed the winner.

Here is where the fun really begins…. The Choir Director of the winning choirs is SAFE from getting a PIE in the face! The two other Choir Directors directors will get a pie in the face on March 29th. (For real!) 


Pennies are positive. Place in your own choir level jar to make your total go up.

Silver coins/bills are negative. Place in other choir level jars to make their totals go down.



March 1-15  |  3 weeks of rehearsals
March 29  |  Winning Choir Announced (And the pies start flying!)

The Penny War is virtual, too!

Want to get other family members involved?  They can also participate in our 1st Annual Penny War online from wherever they are!

Here’s How

  • Visit our secure, online donation page.
  • Decide the amount you would like to donate.
  • Choose a category: pennies or dollars and which choir

You are welcome to donate more than once!

Category Key
IC- Introductory Choir
PC- Preparatory Choir
LC/MYC- Lyric and Milwaukee Youth Chorale

More Than Just a Friendly Competition

The Penny War is not only lots of fun, it is also an important fundraiser for Milwaukee Children’s Choir. Our goal is to raise money to enhance choristers’ experiences by purchasing new instruments and equipment for all choirs to enjoy.

A successful Penny War could buy cowbells, maracas, bell kits, drums, tambourines, and more!