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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.
Children's choirs resume August 24!
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 resumes!
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.
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.
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!”