Click here to download a Children's Choir registration form.
Click here to download the 2016-2017 singing schedule.
Online registration is now open for WEB (West End Belmont) Music Camp 2017!
Calling all rising 2nd graders-rising 7th graders! The WEB (West End Belmont) Music Camp will take place this summer, the week of July 17-23, 2017, from 8:45am-2:00pm, Monday through Friday, with a presentation of the musical, “Moses and the Freedom Fanatics” on Sunday morning. Campers will meet daily at West End UMC to experience singing, drama, choreography, creating props, and working together. We’ll keep things hopping, for sure!
Online registration is now open and will close on July 1, 2017. Go to westendumc.org/musiccamp to register online today!
All children desiring to audition for lead singing and acting roles will need to attend a brief tryout, either on Sunday, June 11, 2017 or Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 12:15 at West End UMC. Be prepared to sing a familiar song, like “Happy Birthday,” and read through a short script.
For more information, contact Amy Cooper.
Children’s choirs sing together
On January 29, 2017, Belmont’s Chapel Choir, West End’s Chapel Choir, and Decatur First’s children’s choir joined to sing! Here, they are listening to Michael William’s children’s sermon.
God's Flock (Children ages 3 years)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
Music Maker's Cocoa House
Choir teacher, Clay Toler, and God's Flock children's choir attended the Music Makers Cocoa House.
Chapel Choir Christmas Music Kick-Off party
On September 28, the Chapel Choir embraced the beginning of learning their Christmas music with a festive party, complete with a Christmas "Name that Tune" game, red and green snacks, and charades! Photos by Amy Cooper.
WEB (West End Belmont) Music Camp 2016
To see photos from music camp, click on the links below.
WEB Music Camp Day 1
Parent and Child Music Group
On October 21, friends gathered at the Parent Child Music Group to sing, snack and even sleep! The group meets every Friday morning and 10:00am in room 213. Infants and preschoolers are all welcome! Questions? Contact Amy Cooper. Photos by Tate Keuler
Christy Perkey and friends read and sing together.
This past year, on Friday mornings, young children, parents, grandparents, and/or care givers have been coming to the Parent and Child Music Group! We have sung about leaves, pumpkins, fish in the sea, and God’s love for us. We have danced, read books, and had snack time together. We have been taking a break for the summer, but we will resume our regular weekly schedule on Friday, September 9, from 10:00-11:00, at the church in room 213. Infants and preschoolers are all welcome! Questions? Contact Amy Cooper.
Chapel Choir presents "Esther"
On April 24, the Chapel Choir presented a wonderful performance of the musical "Esther" during the 10:30am worship service. Click here to view more photos.
God's Flock Children's Choir learns about Belmont UMC's organ
During Children’s Choir time, God’s Flock went on a field trip to visit Gayle Sullivan, Director of Music Ministries and the organ in the sanctuary. The children learned that the organ has a lot of fun buttons to push and it makes many different sounds. Some are loud, some are soft, some are very low and scary, some are so high you can hardly hear them. Photos by Janet Stewart
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
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!”