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Children's Choirs

Children's choirs

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! Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Director of Children’s Music, for more information.

Click here to download a Children's Choir registration form.

 

July 18–22 at Belmont UMC
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Parent and Child Music Group


Christy Perkey and friends read and sing together.

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, and God’s love for us. We have danced, read books, and had snack time together. We will be taking a break for the summer, but we will resume in August!  Please watch for periodic get togethers over the summer months. Questions? Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Our Choirs


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.

 

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

 

Chapel Choir gets sneak preview of “Esther”


Recently, Sanctuary Choir members Alyssa Watson and Deron Johnson visited the Chapel Choir to give them a sneak preview of a scene and songs from the spring musical, “Esther.” The Chapel Choir will begin learning the musical in January and present it to the congregation in April.

 

Christmas Music Kick-Off Party


Recently, the children's choirs gathered for their annual "Christmas Music Kick-Off" party to begin working on songs for Christmas. Additional photos can be seen on the Belmont UMC Facebook page by clicking here.

 

Composer night with Kris Crunk

by Tate Keuler

On Sunday, September 27, Belmont UMC’s Chapel Choir had the honor of having Kris Crunk visit and work with us. Kris is the composer of two of our pieces, Dance on the Water and Advent Blessing. Kris lives in Nashville and was delighted to come, despite not knowing us. Kris sang Dance on the Water with the choir and then introduced our new song, Advent Blessing, which we will sing at Feast of Lights. Kris then answered questions from the choir and told us about how he writes songs with his partner, Randy Cox. It was a wonderful event enjoyed by everyone.

 

Joyful Noise

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!”

   

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