Cherub Choir is the music and choral experience specifically designed for kindergartners and first graders. Children in this choir have opportunities to explore their singing voices, play rhythm instruments, and explore music concepts through movement and music games. Cherub Choir meets on Wednesday evening, 7-7:30pm in the Cherub Choir Room on the 3rd Floor of the education building.
Junior Choir is a more focused choral experience for children in second through fifth grades. The singers develop vocal technique and choral skills, learn hymns, and prepare to lead the congregation in worship on a regular basis. Junior Choir rehearses on Wednesday afternoon, 5:00-5:45 in the choir room behind the sanctuary.
Joyful Noise is a music rotation that offers children in grades 2-5 opportunities to play handbells, Orff instruments, Boomwhackers, and percussion instruments. Singing and basic music reading skills are important components in each class. Joyful Noise occurs on Wednesday evening, 7:00-7:25.
Youth Choir, open to all middle and high school students, is designed to be a continuation of the learning begun in Junior Choir. Singers will continue to develop vocal technique (particularly as it applies to the adolescent’s changing voice), learn hymns, explore a variety of musical styles, and lead the congregation in worship on a regular basis. Youth Choir meets on Sunday mornings form 9:50-10:10am in the choir room.
Adult choirs provide musical leadership for each worship service on Sunday morning. The Early Service Choir rehearses at 6:30 on Wednesday evening and the 11:00 service Chancel Choir rehearses at 7:00. Together, this group of singers prepares music for special events and festive worship in the choir room.
The Praise Team, comprised of instrumentalists and singers, provide leadership for congregational singing during 8:30 blended worship and periodically share special music. This group, open to adults and youth, rehearse on Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the sanctuary.
Pianists in the congregation are invited to serve as accompanists for hymn singing during 11:00 worship.
Bonclarken Music Conference occurs annually in July with opportunities for singers from kindergarten through adults. The Conference offers reading sessions for various choirs, voice instruction, and organ workshops with talented clinicians in addition to swimming, crafts, Nibble Nook, nightly entertainment, a talent show and other traditional camp fun.