Children’s music exploration class
Music Camp 2015
Belmont UMC’s Music Camp
June 15-19, 2015
God has been at work in our lives from day one! Throughout history, we’ve seen how the prophet Elijah was used to show disbelievers how God was the one true God. We’ve witnessed Jonah, in the belly of a whale, being given time to think about what God was asking of him, and we’ve seen how a young boy who was willing to share his lunch with Jesus helped feed thousands. Even the first caterpillar observed by Eve in the Garden points to God’s love for us. What can God do with our lives?
During Belmont’s Music Camp 2015, children, ages 4-6th grade, will rotate through classes, including drama, singing, playing handbells, crafts, recreation and more! At least three of Belmont’s more recent musicals (“Oh Jonah,” “Elijah! God’s Faithful Prophet” and “Table for Five…Thousand!”) will be used as basis for the week, culminating with a musical review.
* An aftercare program, to extend the camp day until 3:00, is being considered. If you would be interested, or have questions, please contact Amy Cooper.
God's Flock learns about musical instruments
Over the course of this school year, God’s Flock has been learning all about instruments. We have visited the handbell room, heard a trumpet play, practiced our piano skills and even learned about dulcimers! We love when the Instrument Fairy delivers us a special surprise! It is fun to read the rhyme on the outside of the box and shake the box to guess what instruments she brings us. Recently we played xylophones of all sizes and visited Gayle in the sanctuary to learn about the organ. We learned about soft sounds and loud sounds and funny sounds too! We also saw the organ pipes and got to play a few songs of our own. We love singing and participating in choir. Some of our favorite songs include: "God Our Father," "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," and "Go Now In Peace." Come hear us sing in church on March 1! Photos by Erin Pearce
Come one, come all!
Belmont UMC’s Music Camp dates have been set! Children, ages 4 through 6th grade, please reserve June 15-19, 2015 on your calendar. Registration forms and more information coming soon!
Chapel Choir Christmas Music Kickoff
Sarah Riley and Jordan Whitehouse play a duet for the "Name That Tune" game at the Chapel Choir Christmas Music Kickoff!
The Joyful Noise Singers, ages 4 and 5, made a joyful sound during the 10:30 a.m. worship service on September 21. Photo by Jim Bradford
It's not too late to join the children's choirs!
Children’s choirs have begun, but it’s not too late to join in! All children, ages 3-6th grade, are welcome on Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:00 p.m. on the second floor.
Back to school, and back to choir,
Some sing low, and some sing higher!
On August 20th, don’t be late!
For singing and games, we cannot wait!
Chapel Choir presents "A Technicolor Promise"
Click here to see more photos by Jim Bradford.
Chapel Choir at West End
Belmont's Chapel Choir listens to instructions as they prepare to sing with West End UMC's Chapel Choir on Feb.23, 2014.
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!”
God's Flock (Children ages 3 years)
Erin Pearce 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)
Sarah McWhirt-Toler 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)
Amy Noon and Katie Pattullo, 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)
Christy Perkey, Accompanist, and Anne Trudel, Choir Assistant
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.