Friendswood Methodist Music Ministry offers several vocal and hand bell choirs for participation by children and youth grades K through 12. All ensembles provide offering during traditional services throughout the school year.
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In this program, the participant receives a Choristers Guild or Hand bell Cross the first year they participate. Award ribbons to wear with the cross are given at the end of each choir season during the Festival of Praise in May. At the end of the 12th grade, the chorister keeps the cross with the ribbons they have earned over the years.
Grace Notes (K-2nd)
Grace Notes offers younger children age-appropriate beginner instruction in singing and memorization, along with fun musical activities that engage them in a Christ-centered community. Rehearsals: Sundays @11:05 am – 12:05 pm
God’s Harmony (3rd-6th)
God's Harmony choir builds on previous choir skills with two and three-part singing in contemporary and traditional music styles. It encourages reading and singing skills by introducing multi-part harmony in an atmosphere conducive to the learning style of 3rd-6th graders. Rehearsals: Sundays @ 11:05 am – 12:05 pm
Spirit Singers (7th-12th)
Spirit Singers youth choir gives our youth, Grades 7–12, the opportunity to serve God while learning singing and music reading skills. Through the music experience, our youth grow in faith and in Christian leadership as they create beauty and inspiration for worship. Spirit Singers Choir is responsible for leading worship at the 8:30am service each week, late August through May. Additionally, they sing several times throughout the year for special services and take musical mission trips in even-years to spread the gospel through song. Rehearsals: Wednesdays 6:00–7:00 pm
In this program, the participant receives a Choristers Guild or Handbell Cross the first year they participate. Award ribbons to wear with the cross are given at the end of each choir season during the Festival of Praise in May. At the end of the 12th grade, the chorister keeps the cross with the ribbons they have earned over the years.
Joyful Noise (1st - 3rd)
This Tone Chime choir introduces younger children to the world of bell choirs using tone chimes. This choir focuses on learning basic tone chime technique and music theory. Rehearsals: Mondays 5:00-6:00 pm.
Symbols of Love (4th - 6th)
Symbols of Love is a beginning hand bell training choir. This choir focuses on learning basic bell ringing techniques and music theory. Reading music is not required. Rehearsals: Mondays 5:00 - 6:00 pm.
Bells of Praise (7th - 12th)
Bells of Praise is an intermediate level bell choir from 7th - 12th grade focusing on more advanced ringing techniques and music theory while honing their skills working together as a choir. This choir builds on the techniques learned in Symbols of Love. One to two years hand bell experience and/or basic music reading skills are required. Rehearsals: Wednesdays 4:45 - 5:45 pm.
Spirit Ringers Advanced Choir (9th - 12th, audition required)
Spirit Ringers is an advanced hand bell choir selected by audition only. Members of this choir are expected to have mastered the skills taught in earlier bell choirs. Three to four years previous handbell experience or equivalent is required.