Children & Youth Music Ministry

Children & Youth Music Ministry

Junior Choir -

Sundays: 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Junior Choir is for children in the second through the fifth grade. Concepts taught in the Junior Choir include the ability to follow a vocal line in a printed piece of music, developing and understanding of good singing posture, continuation of pitch matching, development of natural singing voice, an understanding of the importance and significance of the text. An emphasis is put upon appropriate habits and behaviors of singers in a choir setting and the importance of each child to the group. Children are taught that they all have a contribution to make. Music for the Junior Choir will be based on use with the church calendar and will feature a variety of styles. This group will continue to develop a good unison sound and will begin to sing songs in two part harmony. They will continue to develop a repertoire of songs, hymns, and anthems that may be used in worship or other settings. The Junior Choir rehearses in Room S-110 (choir room), located downstairs in the new sanctuary building.

Cherub Choir -

Sundays: 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Cherub Choir is for children ages four through first grade. In order to participate in this choir, children must turn four by September 1st. Concepts in the Cherub Choir include discovery of the natural singing voice (as opposed to the speaking voice), matching pitch, experiencing steady beat through clapping, moving, singing, or playing an instrument, developing an understanding of patterns in music, and developing a repertoire of simple hymns and songs that may be used in worship. Music selected for this group will be based on things that are appropriate for the church calendar year and those that relay a specific story or Biblical principle. The pieces also convey to the children about God and his love for each one of His children. This choir meets in Room S-116 (handbell room), located downstairs in our new sanctuary building.

Youth and Children Instrumentalists

If you are an elementary or middle school piano student, we have an opportunity for you to participate in worship. If you are interested in playing a short piece (usually hymn based) while the children come down to the front for Children’s Time, please talk to our Director of Music, Patsy Surratt via e-mail at mmonroe@unityfortmill.org or at 803.547-5543. She would also be glad to talk to you after the worship service. This would be a great opportunity for you to use your musical gifts in worship.

Canterbury Bells

Wednesdays: 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm
 
This handbell choir is for youth in grades six through twelve.  The Canterbury Bells prepare pieces for worship services throughout the year, as well as Youth Sunday,  the Children's Christmas Joy Service, and the Choir Celebration at the end of each school year.  Music reading is helpful, but not a requirement.  Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 5:15-6:00 in Room S-116 (the handbell room).


Musicals/Dramas

The Children’s Choirs put on musicals and plays with the help of youth and adults who make costumes, help children learn their lines, build sets and props, and even participate in the play itself.

Choir Leadership
  • Director of Music, Unity Presbyterian Church
    Margaret Monroe
     803.547.5543 (church)
    mmonroe@UnityFortMill.org
  • Accompanist for Cherub Choir and Junior Choir
     
    Brenda Little
  • Cherub Choir Assistants
     
    Robin Carwile, Lois Edwards, Karen Wright