Our children’s choir program incorporates a variety of sacred and traditional Christian music and hymns to introduce worship through music.
Participation in choir develops qualities of discipleship, service and building relationships with peers. Musically, young singers are provided a variety of learning experiences that will equip them with the skill, interest and desire to use their voices to praise God. For more information, contact Jennifer Bollinger, director of children's music.
WHO CAN JOIN?
All children from K-6th grade are invited to join.
WHAT WILL WE DO?
Children’s choir members rehearse weekly during the school year and participate 2–3 times each semester in both the Sanctuary and Celebration worship services by presenting prepared anthems. Children’s choirs also sing during the Christmas Eve and Palm Sunday worship services.
HOW TO JOIN
Registration is free and may be done in the church office at the start of the school year or at the Children’s Choir Kickoff on September 8. Contact Jennifer Bollinger, director of children's music, for sign up information for each children’s choir.
CHORD - Children's Handbells, Orff, Rhythm and Drums
Sundays | 3:15–4 pm | 3rd–6th Grades | Room 101
New instrumental ensemble.
Sundays | 4–5 pm | K–1st Grades | Room 214
This group enjoys singing, music games, rhythm instruments, gym night, craft time and snacks.
Directors: Melanie Hamberlin and Judy Grelson
GOOD NEWS KIDS
Sundays | 4–5 pm | 2nd–3rd Grades | Room 212
Children in this group enjoy singing, music games, gym night, craft time and snacks. They are also introduced to basic hymnal reading and Orff instruments such as the xylophone and drums, which are simple to play even for first-time musicians.
Directors: Betsy Stephens and Janie Johnson
Sundays | 4–5 pm | 4th–6th Grades | Room 261
This choir is for older children, who learn sacred music and continue use of The United Methodist Hymnal, as well as basic music theory and singing harmonies. Recreational activities include a field trip to Theatre Arlington, gym night and snacks. This choir is a great transition into our Testament Youth Choir.
Directors: Sue Mattlage and Jennifer Bollinger.