Music and Mission Camp 2013
Mark your calendars for Belmont's Music and Mission Camp for ages 4-rising 6th graders, June 17-21, 9:00-noon! You will not want to miss this chock filled week of singing, ringing bells, writing music, crafts, drama, etc, plus being musical missionaries to two of our closest neighbors, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, and Belmont's Weekday School! Click here to download the registration form.
In the Joyful Noise Singers choir, we are working on steady beats and note values and starting to recognize notes. We are going to be singing a song accompanied by percussion, so the steady beat is important! We are also working on notes going up or down, and quiet or strong singing voices. - Jennifer Bagwell and Emily Watson, directors of the Joyful Noise Singers Choir ( 4- and 5-year- olds).
Chapel Choir music talent night
On March 13, Kate Henry, Catherine Stewart, Sarah Grace Kennady, and Grace Rutland sang together at the Chapel Choir Music Talent Night.
Fifth graders, Audrey Hines and Gus Kohler, played a clarinet duet, at the Chapel Choir Music Talent Night. Many children shared their talents of singing, playing the piano, violin, cello, clarinet and special Chinese instrument.
Chapel Choir participates in Children's Choir Festival
On February 23, over seventy children from three different states gathered at Belmont UMC for the Middle Tennessee Choristers Guild Children’s Choir Festival. Our very own Chapel Choir also participated! Pictured above, back row: Grace Li, Lena Yang, Catherine Stewart, Grace Whitehouse, Anna Bagwell, Christy Perkey, Cole McAnally, and Audrey Hines. Front row (around table): Tate Keuler, Sarah Kate Esquivel, Jordan Whitehouse, Kate Henry, and Apple Yang. Not pictured: Sarah Grace Kennady, Joshua Esquivel, Alex Henry, and Simone Morgan. Photo by Amy Cooper
Guest composer at Choir
Local composer Vicki Hancock Wright comes to visit the three oldest choirs, who will be singing one of her songs on October 28 in worship.
Top 10 reasons to sing in a children's choir
10. You don’t have to wait a whole week to see your friends from church.
9. We learn to sing in different languages, like Spanish, French, Greek, and Latin.
8. Teachers who really care about you are waiting for you to come each Wednesday.
7. Learning about music keeps your brain muscles exercised.
6. We play instruments and musical games.
5. Hearing voices singing in harmony makes your spirits soar!
4. Singing in children’s choirs at church prepares you to be involved in music at your school or in community choirs.
3. Children in choirs help serve as musical leaders in worship.
2. Singing is fun!
1. God encourages us to “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!”
Music Makers 2012
God's Flock (Children ages 3 years)
Sarah Wood and Janet Stewart, teachers
Room 218- This group is introduced to music through simple songs, stories, and fun musical games from 6:15-7:00 p.m. Mid-August-early May.
Joyful Noise Singers Choir (Children ages 4 & 5)
Emily Watson and Jennifer Bagwell, teachers
Room 220 - This group is introduced to music through the use of simple children's songs and fun musical games on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:00p.m Mid-August-early May. This choir sings in worship, typically once a month.
Music Makers (Children grades 1-2)
Katie Pattullo, Amy Noon, and Claire Harbison, teachers
Room 217 - These young musicians learn the basics of music reading through singing and playing musical instruments. They meet on Wednesday evenings 6:15-7:00 p.m. Mid-August -early May. This choir sings in worship, typically once a month.
Chapel Choir (Children grades 3-6)
Amy Cooper, Children's Music Director and teacher
Christy Perkey, teacher and accompanist
Anne Trudel, teacher and accompanist
Room 214 - This choral experience for elementary children continues to challenge the growing musician through singing, musical reading, and playing instruments. This choir meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:00p.m. Mid August-early May. Choristers sing in worship once a month, as well as participate in the Feast of Lights at Christmas. Each spring, children alternate participating in a children’s choir festival or presenting a musical.
Children's Chimes (Grades 5 & 6)
Gayle Sullivan, Director of Music and teacher
Hand bell room, behind the Sanctuary Choir room – This group for beginning hand bell ringers rehearses on Wednesdays, from 5:40-6:10 p.m. in the Fall for 8 weeks, and again in the Spring for 8 weeks. Children’s Chimes play in worship twice during the year.