Children’s choir news

Children’s choirs will kick off next Sunday, August 30, at 12:00pm in the back parking lot at the church with a drive-thru celebration! Children will receive musical goody bags and cold treats as they see each other and their choir teachers from the car.

Children’s choirs will begin on Wednesday, September 2, 6:30-7:00pm, via Zoom. The younger children (3yrs-2nd grade) will meet at the same time as the older children (3rd-6th grade), incorporating break out rooms for various activities. Younger (God’s Flock, Joyful Noise Singers and Music Makers) and older (Chapel Choir) choirs will facilitate a way for children to stay connected with each other, play musical games, explore theology through singing songs and drama, and brush up on music theory!

“Music on Wheels”is a new program offered for families with children to be visited by a music staff person or choir teacher for an outside, socially distanced musical experience! Sign up opportunities will be coming soon.

Stay tuned for details about our Christmas music kick-off. For more information, contact Amy Cooper, Director of Children’s Music.

Children’s choirs

If you’ve never been to choir, now is the perfect time to join! In choir, we make great friendships, sing, play instruments, act, and play musical games, just to name a few. Your choir friends will be learning new music right along with you, so you won’t feel out of place.

Please fill out the choir registration form available below so that we can have all pertinent chorister information, including any allergies, or special needs that we should know about.

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 Amy Cooper, Director of Children’s Music, for more information.

Download the Children’s Choir Singing Schedule 2019-2020

Download the Children’s Choir Registration 2019-2020

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 216 – 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 214 – 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 213 – 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. In addition, every other spring, children learn and present 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.

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 to greet you 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!”

Jesus Loves Me: Beloved Songs of Faith

“Jesus Loves Me, Beloved Songs of Faith” CDs are available from the church office or by contacting Amy Cooper.