Glen Mar’s music ministry offers a vibrant children’s music program that runs from September through mid-May, with enrollment open year-round. Rehearsals occur weekly, and steady participation is key to their growth and learning.
Volunteer directors teach children about worship and music by utilizing motions, rhythm instruments, chimes, boom whackers, mini bells and singing. Children are encouraged to share joys and concerns with each other, and they pray together each week. The children’s choirs lead in worship every 5-6 weeks at the Sunday 9:30 a.m. service and occasionally at the Sat. 5:00 p.m. and Sun. 11:00 a.m. services. The children’s choirs often participate in outreach events in the church and local community.
Ages: 4 1/2 through 1st grade
Rehearsal: Sundays, 10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Director: Becky Ballenger
Coordinator: Cindy Barnes
Register here for Cherub Choir for the 2018-2019 school year.
Joyful Noise Singers
Ages: 2nd through 5th grade
Rehearsal: Sundays, 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Directors: Doug and Karen Greenhorn, Ann Klingensmith
Register here for Joyful Noise Singers for the 2018-2019 school year.
Glen Mar’s youth ensembles are open to youth from 6th grade through high school. They provide leadership at the 8:00 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. services every 5-6 weeks. The youth vocal ensemble, Voices of Praise, joins adult choirs for festival services several times a year. Youth interested in the Youth Orchestra or playing another instrument in worship should have prior musical instruction. Any high school-aged youth who are interested in contemporary music are encouraged to contact Jen Eschliman at firstname.lastname@example.org and Scott Steers at email@example.com.
Voices of Praise
Ages: 6th grade and up
Rehearsal: Sundays, 8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Directors: Denise Wagner and John Simmons
Voices of Praise meets weekly and consistent participation is expected. This group actively participates in mission outreach events both at Glen Mar and in the community.
Register here for Voices of Praise for the 2018-2019 school year.
Ages: 6th grade and up
Rehearsal: varies. Attend one rehearsal and play in worship one weekend - no weekly commitment required.
Director: Dr. Ahreum Kim
Coordinator: Ellen Dan
Musicians need to have played their instrument for several years, be able to read music, and know intermediate theory.
Auditions: Auditions can be scheduled by submitting an email request to Ellen Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please review the Youth Orchestra Audition Requirements.
Forms: Please download and fill out the Youth Orchestra Application Form and Youth Orchestra Code of Conduct Form. Email the completed forms to Ellen Dan at email@example.com, or print them out and put them in Sophie Hong's mailbox at church.
Youth Orchestra Audition Requirements
Youth Orchestra Application Form
Youth Orchestra Code of Conduct