Children's Music


Children's Music

Angels Aware! By Kathie Hill and Janet McMahan

          Sunday, December 16, 2018

              5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall

    Presented by the WHAM Kids at FPC


Children of all ages enjoy a variety of opportunities to develop their God-given abilities in music and the arts.  Together, we learn skills that allow us to participate in worship leadership at First Presbyterian Church in new and exciting ways.  We begin with music for ages 2 and 3 during the Church School classes on Sunday mornings.  Children, ages 4 through 1st grade, participate in the Younger Children’s Choir, which meets immediately after the Children’s Time during 11 am Worship.  For grades 2 through 5, we offer 3 afternoon classes on Sundays.  The Children’s Bells and Choir will meet throughout the year and the Worship Arts Class will change every 4-6 weeks.  Classes planned include:  Drumming, painting, drawing, stained glass, drama, instruments, banner making, and dance.  Current classes are listed below.


WHAM Schedule:

Pre-K Music Time,  ages 2 and 3.  Sundays,  during the Church School classes.  The children sing, move & dance to music, play simple instruments, and learn basic musical patterns and the beginnings of solfege during their class times.  Rebecca Sawyer, teacher.


Younger Children’s Choir – Ages 4 – 1st GradeSundays, 11:20 a.m. – 12 p.m. (will leave Worship with volunteers following the Children’s Moment)  Room 243

Activities included:  singing, playing drums, orff and other percussion instruments, folk dancing, activities and games to lay a foundation for music reading.  This group will participate in Worship 2 times each semester.  This choir will join with the older children to present the musical drama, Angels Aware! by Kathie Hill and Janet McMahan on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 5:30 p.m.  Rebecca Sawyer, director.


Children’s Bell Choir,  Grades 2-5Sundays, 3:50-4:30 p.m.  Room 245.  This group will learn foundational skills for chimes and bells and will participate in Worship 2-3 times per semester.  Rebecca Sawyer, director.


Children’s Choir,  Grades 2-5Sundays,  4:30-5:15 p.m.  Room 244.  This group will learn beautiful singing skills and how to blend as a group.  They will have the opportunity to participate in Worship 3 times per semester.  Laura Collins, director.


Worship Arts Class,  Grades 2-5Sundays, 5:15-6 p.m.  Room 245.This time will include classes that change every 4-6 weeks.  This Fall, the first 4 weeks will be Drumming, followed by auditions for our Christmas program, Angels Aware!, and then 6 weeks of Drama.  Rebecca Sawyer, coordinator.


September 9 – Oct. 7:  Drumming            

October 14-21 -  Introduction to speaking parts for Angels Aware

October 21 – Auditions for Angels Aware 

October 28 – Dec. 2 – Drama rehearsals for Angels Aware