…engaging young artists in a life of Christian worship
June 26–30, 2017
This energy-filled week nurtures the artistic and worshipful expression of young people by engaging them in song, drama, visual art, dance and instruments. This year we will spend time both indoors and out, exploring the beauty and variety of “God’s Garden” through classic, jazz and bluegrass music. Melanie Crump, director of music ministries at Guilford College United Methodist Church and vocal instructor at High Point University, will lead the choirs. Camp hours are 9 a.m.–1 p.m., with a closing concert on Friday at 1 p.m.
Adult Music Ministry
Sanctuary Choir | Sundays, 7 p.m. and/or Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. | Room 311
The anchor of our music ministry, this adult choir sings in the morning worship service on 3rd and 4th Sundays. The Sanctuary Choir also prepares larger works for special seasons of the church year. Two rehearsals are offered each week and choir members may attend one or both rehearsals.
Childcare is provided for young children and activities (or homework study time) for older children.
Instrumental Ensemble | Sundays, 7 p.m. (September-May) | Sanctuary
For middle school through adult ages, this ensemble plays periodically for worship and during special seasons. All range of instrumentalists are welcome from the symphony player to the school band player, present and former!
Adult Handbells | Sundays, 6 p.m. (September-April) | Sanctuary
A group of experienced ringers, rehearses on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m., rings often in worship and for special seasonal services. New ringers, especially college age, are always welcome. Director: Terri Vancil
Youth Music Ministry
Youth Choir I and II | Sundays, 5 p.m. | Room 311
Our group has grown tremendously in size and enthusiasm! All 6th-12th graders are welcome. Youth Choir I is open to 9th-12th graders and Youth Choir II to 6th-8th graders. During the school year, the youth choir sings together on the second Sunday of the month for worship. Rehearsals for Choir I and II are together and separate.
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Music-Youth Handbells II | Sundays, 4 p.m. | Sanctuary and Room 319
Two handbell choirs, for 6th-12th grades, ring for worship services and special services during the school year. Bell ringers must be active members of Youth Choir. Directors: Terri Vancil, Youth Handbells I (advanced); Doug Vancil, Youth Handbells II (beginner/intermediate).
Instrumental Ensemble | Sundays, 7 p.m. | Sanctuary
For middle school through adult ages, this ensemble plays periodically for worship and during special seasons. All range of instrumentalists are welcome from school band member to symphony player.
Children Music Ministry
Music for Threes and Fours | Wednesdays (Sept-May)
6:00 p.m. Early-arriver “Storytime” | 6:15-6:45 p.m. Music Activities: Our youngest children become aware of God’s story through singing games, steady beat activities and movement | 6:45-7:15 p.m. Mission Activities and Bible Stories
Music for Kindergarten and Grade 1 | Wednesdays (Sept-May)
6:00 p.m. Early-arriver “Storytime” | 6:15-6:45 p.m. Music Activities: Our young school-agers enjoy music and vocal discovery through singing, movement, games and rhythm instruments | 6:45-7:15 p.m. Mission and Discipleship | Director: Penny Rowe
Young Musicians Choir for 2nd-5th Grade | Wednesdays, Room 223/225 (Sept-May)
6:00 p.m. Orff Ensemble | 6:15-6:45 p.m. Young Musicians Choir: Advanced musical and vocal development is offered to older children through singing, Orff instruments, ethnic drums, handbell, and movement. This choir sings periodically for worship and in special seasons of the church year, and presents a children’s musical every two years. | 6:45-7:15 p.m. Mission Activities and Faith Formation | Director: Terri Vancil
Children’s Handbells | Sundays
An introductory children’s handbell class offered periodically to 4th and 5th graders who sing in the Young Musician’s Choir. Children’s Handbells plays in December and again in the spring. This beginner class prepares children for participation in youth handbell choirs.