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Music Ministry

The Music Ministry at Kingwood UMC is a community of faith organized to aid in the proclamation of the Gospel through the art of music. Our programming is designed for individuals from pre-school through adults. Groups gather weekly to learn more about music and scripture and to share their Christian witness through their talents.

Throughout the year, the Music Ministry offers opportunities for participation as soloists, in ensembles, musicals, dramatic presentations, music education and voice classes, and other special programs. Brass, woodwind, string ensembles and instrumental soloists also perform during special seasons of the church year such as Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.

We encourage all members of the congregation to share their musical talents. Group descriptions and rehearsal schedules are listed below. Also needed are adult helpers in the areas of accompanists and choir parents. For more information related to Music Ministry, please email Director of Music, Worship, and Fine Arts David Allen.

Children's Music 2016-2017

The children’s music ministry offers pre-school and elementary aged children an opportunity to build friendships, to learn choral singing skills, and to express their love for God through music and fellowship.

As a member of the children’s choir, your child will learn music literacy, healthy vocal technique, and collaborative skills, as well as regularly performing in Sunday worship services.

And it’s free!  Register ONLINE beginning August 15th!

 

Season information

Dates: Wednesday, September 7th – Sunday, April 9th

Meeting Times: Wednesday evenings from 6:00-6:50pm (Kid-friendly meals served in the gym starting at 5:00 pm. Childcare available afterward in the nursery, if needed.)

Choir Options:

Cherubs: Music readiness class for ages 3-4. Children must be fully potty-trained to participate. Two sections – 6:00-6:30 (age 3) and 6:30-7:00 (ages 4).

Alleluia Choir: K – 1st grade

Wesley Choir: 2nd – 5th grade

 

For more information, contact Children’s Music Ministry Director, Sydney Anderson: Sydney.anderson@kingwoodumc.org


Musikgarten Classes - Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Session:  September 13th - December 16th

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No Classes during the week of Thanksgiving

Music and movement can have a dramatic effect on babies, toddlers, and older children as well. Studies indicate that early music instruction positively impacts language and literacy development; improves pattern recognition skills which are the basis for mathematical learning; and offers lifelong social, emotional and spiritual benefits.

Musikgarten, an internationally recognized program in early childhood music and movement, has a long-standing reputation as the leader in the field of affordable early music education. A parent, grandparent or significant care taker is required to participate in the class with the child.  The class size is limited to ten families per class. Families must purchase a Family Music Pack in order to register for the classes. See details below for various age group classes. Tuition covers the entire semester, and tuition installments are available upon request

For more information, please contact Theresa Rucker at theresa.rucker@kingwoodumc.org or 281-812-7003

 CLICK HERE FOR BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT MUSIKGARTEN

CLICK HERE FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT POLICIES AND CLASS STRUCTURE

Family Music for Babies

(Newborn to 15 mo)

 

Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. 
(Combined Baby/Young Toddlers)

Fridays, 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. 
(Combined Baby/Young Toddlers)

 

Fee Schedule:

Family Pack - $36

Tuition: $140/$240 for 2 children

 

 

Family Music for Toddlers

(Walking, 15 mo - 3 yr)

 

Tuesdays, 10:15 - 10:45  a.m.

 

Fee Schedule:

Family Pack - $32

Tuition: $140/$240 for 2 children

 

 


For scholarship information, please contact the church office.

KUMC Musikgarten Policies

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The Cycle of Seasons: Summer

(2.5 to 4 Years)

 

Fridays  9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

 

Fee Schedule:

Family Pack - $40

Tuition: $165/$265 for 2 children

 

Choirs

Chancel Choir

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., in the Choir Room

The adult Chancel Choir provides musical leadership for the 9:40 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship services from mid-August through June. Each year they also present two major choral performances. Childcare is provided during weekly rehearsals.


Men's Ensemble

Wednesdays 8:30 - 9:15 pm in the Choir Room


Sola Gratia

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Choir Room

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. -Col.3:16

Sola Gratia, the women’s choral ensemble of KUMC, is a group of women of all ages that enjoys the friendships and support that result from singing together, striving for musical excellence as a vehicle for building the body of Christ. Sola Gratia sings for worship services, community events, elder care centers, and special services and occasions at KUMC. We welcome women who enjoy the challenge of singing 4-8 part music in a variety of classical and contemporary styles. Child care is provided on site. If you are interested in joining us, please click here for further information or contact Meredith Koerner

Click here to listen to us sing Gwyneth Walker's So Many Angels

Sola Gratia 2012

Instrumental Groups

King's Ringers

Sundays, 6:00 p.m., M125 Handbell Room 

The Handbell Choirs at KUMC play an important part in the overall music program. Choirs are organized by handbell experience. The choirs perform during selected worship services and at special seasonal services. The King's Ringers rehearse from September through May. If you read music and would like to be a part of the King's Ringers, contact David Allen.


Foundation Brass

Sundays, 5:00 p.m., Choir Room

For more information, please contact David Allen.


Orchestra

The Kingwood UMC Orchestra will begin with string and woodwind players from Eighth Grade through adult. Interested musicians are asked to attend a placement audition. 

Mr. Brad Sayles and Mrs. Shirley Astwood are leaders for the orchestra. Mr. Sayles is KUMC’s resident, award-winning composer/arranger. He received an Emmy nomination for his score for the Houston PBS special, Art is All Around Us. Mrs. Astwood has been a successful orchestra teacher for several years in the Kingwood area. Orchestra participation is not limited to KUMC members. For questions, contact David Allen.