Music Ministry 2017 Registration

Music is a gift from God that we give back to God as praise. In Psalm 150, we see that all that have breath can serve God through music. Music Ministry at FUMC Allen serves God through this gift of music and we offer a variety of ensembles for all ages and abilities.

The Chancel and DayBreak choirs are open to adults and high school youth with rehearsals on Sundays and Wednesdays. We offer a variety of hand bell choirs for ringers of different ages and abilities. In addition, we have two children’s percussion ensembles and a youth orchestra that rehearse throughout the school year. We also offer a choir for young voices to praise God in song, and private lessons  in the following areas: voice, organ, piano, harp, percussion, and flute as well as guitar for both the new and experienced player

Child care is provided during most adult choir rehearsals. Please check with your director to reserve a space for your child.

Project Praise Children’s Choir
Grades K-6
Children’s vocal choir learning songs of faith, singing in worship on several occasions, performing a spring musical and participating in Change The World Weekend, sharing the love of Jesus with others in song.
Sundays 4:00pm-5:00pm Base Camp
Caryn Fecht, Dawn Horton, Kim Mathews
ProjectPraise@fumcallen.org

Chimes & Bells for Christ
Grades 2-8 & Adults
Beginner class. Children will learn handbell basics including ringing techniques and music reading.
Limited enrollment.
Sundays 3:00pm-4:00pm CLC207/211
Kirsten Philipbar
ChimesAndBells@fumcallen.org

Jammin’ for Jesus (J4J)
Grades 3-6
Beginner/intermediate class. Children will develop rhythmic coordination, playing a variety of drums, accessories and xylophones. Limited enrollment.
Sundays 5:00pm-6:00pm Base Camp
John Gurke
J4J@fumcallen.org

In Beat with God (IBWG)
Grades 3-6
Advanced percussion group for children who are able to perform complex rhythms within an ensemble. By director invitation only.
Sundays 5:00pm-6:00pm Chapel
Daisy Miller
IBWG@fumcallen.org

DARING Youth Choir
Grades 7-12
Youth choir leading worship and preparing the musical, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, for the youth summer choir tour.
Sundays 4:00pm-5:00pm
CLC202
Rev. Rusty King
DARING@fumcallen.org

DARING Youth Orchestra
Grades 7-12
String, wind and percussion instrumentalists rehearse music for worship services and the youth summer choir tour.
Sundays 3:00pm-4:00pm CLC202
James Miller
YouthOrchestra@fumcallen.org

DARING Tech Time
Grades 7-12
Learning the skills and art of technical theatre with a focus on producing a touring show. This group will also have the opportunity to work on other church productions.
Sundays 2:00pm-4:00pm Sanctuary
Greg Cotton, Melinda O’Brien
TechTime@fumcallen.org

Catalyst Praise Band
Grades 9-12
Auditioned group that leads worship monthly on Sunday mornings and most Sunday evenings.
Tuesdays 5:30pm-7:30pm Sanctuary
Rev. Rusty King
CatalystPraiseBand@fumcallen.org

MOSAIC Young Adults
Ages 18-25
Ensemble comprised of vocalists with praise band and orchestral instruments. Leads worship services during winter and summer breaks. Very flexible group.
Rehearsal dates and times vary
Kevin Quick
MOSAIC@fumcallen.org

Chancel Choir
Grades 10-12 by invitation only & adults
Leading Sunday worship at 9:30am
Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm CLC202
Rev. Rusty King
ChancelChoir@fumcallen.org

DayBreak Choir
Grades 10-12 by invitation only & adults
Leading Sunday worship monthly at 8:15am.
Sundays 3:00pm-4:00pm Sanctuary
Rev. Rusty King
DayBreakChoir@fumcallen.org

Resonate Praise Team
Adults
Auditioned ensemble leading Sunday worship at 11:00am
Tuesdays  7:30pm-9:30pm Sanctuary
Dawn and Scott Horton
Resonate@fumcallen.org

Carillon Bells
Grades 10-12 by invitation only & adults
Advanced class will play in worship every few weeks and go to festival in February.
Sundays 5:30pm-7:00pm CLC207/211
Rev. Rusty King
CarillonBells@fumcallen.org