Text Box: Alva Boys’ Choir
 Alva, Oklahoma

The purpose of the ALVA BOYS’ CHOIR website is to document, honor, and preserve the history of the Alva Boys’ Choir, its director, Fred Neuman, and its alumni from 1949-2000.  This website shall serve as a place to share information and to establish a permanent electronic directory of the members of the choir, in an effort to reunite old friends and renew old friendships.


On NOVEMBER 28, 2007, at 4:00 PM, at the State Capitol, Alva Boys’ Choir director, Fred Neuman, was given the Governor’s Arts Award for his many decades of musical accomplishments in teaching music to the youth of Alva, Oklahoma.   For more information, click on the links (musical notes) below:



This site is currently under construction and we need “stuff!”  If you have any photos, news articles, vaudeville show programs, Alva Boys Choir memorabilia, etc., anything that you think would be a nice addition to this site, please scan and e-mail them to EMAIL.   If you do not have a scanner, please snail mail them to Scott Downs, POB 850724, Yukon OK 73085-0724, with your return address.  We will scan them and return them to you promptly.  We also need your contact information for the directory!  Click on the link below to submit your info!

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The Alva Boys’ Choir Alumni Directory has been upgraded to a new searchable web-based database.  You are now able to search by FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, CITY, STATE, ZIP, or FIRST YEAR IN CHOIR.  We still need to hear from 400+ more of you!  Where are you now?  What do you do?  Kids?  Grandkids? 


On DECEMBER 3, 2008, Fred Neuman, The Alva Boys’ Choir, the First United Methodist Church of Alva, and a whole bunch of hard-working peanut brittle makers were featured on KFOR-TV’s News Feature, “Is This A Great State Or What?” by Galen Culver.  KFOR Evening Anchor Meg Alexander, in an effort to bribe Fred into sending her some free peanut brittle, even added at the end, “That Fred is SO CUTE!”  Click here or click the picture to the left to enjoy the video!


1/16/2011:  After 60 years of service, Fred Neuman retired as FUMC of Alva Choir Director.  Special celebration was held on January 16th, followed by catered meal at the Alva Middle School. Composer Patti Drennan has arranged an anthem in honor of Fred that will be premiered at church for the morning services. Click to see PICTURES and VIDEO from the event.




Location Alva Methodist Church


Created By Steve Neuman


More Info: After 60 years Fred is retiring. Special celebration on January 16th followed by catered meal at the Alva Middle School. Composer Patti Drennan has arranged an anthem in honor of Fred that will be premiered that Sunday morning.