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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 2015-2016

Wednesday Night Children's Music Schedule

5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - kid-friendly meals served in the Gym.  After Music Time or Choir, your child may be picked up or taken to J.A.M. with Rev. Ellen.


Cherubs: Music for 4 Years to Kindergarten Children
6:00 - 6:30 p.m.               
Child must be four by September 1.

Alleluia: Choir for First and Second Graders
6:00 - 6:50 p.m.               

Wesley: Choir for Third-Fifth Graders
6:00 - 6:50 p.m.            


For more information on music for Children and Students, please contact Sydney Anderson at

Musikgarten Classes - Summer 2016

Summer 2016 Session:  June 7th - August 5th

C-Building MU127

No Classes June 20th-24th for KUMC VBS - Participants get to pick 7 out of 8 weeks 

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. KUMC is happy to announce we will be offering Musikgarten classes for infants through preschool aged children.

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. Please see below for registration fee and tuition costs. Families must purchase a Family Music Pack in order to register for the classes. See details below for various age group classes.

For more information, please contact Theresa Rucker at or 281-812-7003



Family Music for Babies

(Newborn to 15 mo)


Fridays, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.


Fee Schedule:

Family Pack - $29

Tuition: $75/$125 for 2 children



Family Music for Toddlers

(Walking, 15 mo - 3 yr)


Tuesdays, 10:15 - 10:45  a.m.


Fee Schedule:

Family Pack - $27

Tuition: $75/$125 for 2 children



Registration Fee:  $10

Family Music Pack:  $25

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)


Tuesdays, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.


Fridays, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.


Fee Schedule:

Family Pack - $26

Tuition: $95/$140 for 2 children



Chancel Choir

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall

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

Sundays, 7:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall

Sola Gratia

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., G228

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

Acoustic Guitar Group

Sundays, 4:00 p.m., 

Weekly rehearsals for the Acoustic Guitar Group are held from September through May. If you are interested in joining this group, contact David Allen.

King's Ringers

Sundays, 6:00 p.m., G228 

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.

Low Brass

Sundays, 5:00 p.m., 

For more information, please contact David Allen.


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.