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Children's Choirs

Children's choirs


 

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.

 

Christmas music kick-off party


 

 

Music and Mission Camp 2013

During Music and Mission Camp, the children visited with the music therapist at Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. They are pictured here on the grand staircase. Photo by Amy Cooper

 

 

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!”

We believe that every child is a unique and beloved individual created by God.  We welcome children with all ranges of musical abilities to our choirs.  We are also committed to including children with special needs in our music program.  Please help your child's choir teacher know the best methods of teaching your child. All children, ages 3 through 6th grade are welcome! Our first rehearsal will be on Wednesday, August 15, from 6:15-7:00.  Please contact Amy Cooper, Children’s Music Director ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for more information.

Click here to download a Children's Choir registration form.
Click here to download the 2013-2014 singing schedule.


God's Flock (Children ages 3 years)

Clare Ashford 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 Musgrave 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 and Amy Noon, 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 Amy Cooper, Director of Chapel Choir, Children's Music Director

 

Anne Trudel, Assistant Teacher, Chapel Choir

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.

   

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