Praise Kids is a choir for children Kindergarten through 4th grade. In this class, we focus on learning new songs that honor and glorify God! Each song presents an opportunity to learn more about music through literacy and history! We will learn and use solfege for tonal development and takadimi for rhythmic development. Learning and using music literacy skills is valuable to develop comprehensive musicianship. We will also focus on how songs relate to Scripture, Bible stories, and ultimately God’s love for each of us.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16
Contact Kasey Needham for more info about Praise Kids at email@example.com or 765-747-8500 ext 1037
We are excited for our Children and Youth Music Ministries to be back in session beginning September 6th for the 2017-2018 school year. We currently offer two choirs for children and youth from kindergarten through 10th grade in the Muncie-community. Praise Kids is our ensemble for our elementary singers, K-4th grade. Our youth choir, Call to Christ, is for those in 5th grade through 10th grade.
Praise Kids and Call to Christ meet on a weekly basis from 6-6:50 PM in the Choir Room (Room 204/205) of High Street UMC. During our weekly rehearsal, we work on literacy skills, practice music, and singing techniques. If needed, our nursery is open and available for children ages 5 and below.
Our main goals are to encourage all children and youth to enjoy worship through songs of praise by exposure to a wide array of music for worship, gain leadership opportunities in our worship services and class-time, learn more about music by developing literacy and aural skills, and help each child and youth develop in his or her faith.
At least once a month, our children and youth choirs will lift their voices in worship through a musical offering. For the health of each ensemble, we ask that you can commit to attending at least 3 classes a month. In each class sessions, we work on reading music and repertoire for our musical offering. Absences affect the whole ensemble as well as the student who is absent! For your planning purposes, we have created a schedule from September to December:
Wednesday, September 6
Wednesday, September 13
Wednesday, September 20
Wednesday, September 27
*Sunday, October 1*- Musical offering in Worship
Wednesday, October 4
Wednesday, October 11– FALL BREAK, we will NOT meet
Wednesday, October 18
Wednesday, October 25
*Sunday, October 29*- Musical offering at Children/ Youth Sabbath
(One service at 9:30 AM)
Wednesday, November 1
Wednesday, November 8
Wednesday, November 15
Wednesday, November 22– THANKSGIVING, we will NOT meet
Wednesday, November 29
Wednesday, December 6
Wednesday, December 13
(last Wednesday night gathering prior to the New Year)
*Sunday, December 17*- Musical offering in Worship