Children's Choirs

Reveille UMC

Reveille offers a comprehensive music program for children age four through fifth grade. Children have the opportunity to share in leading worship and to live the story of our faith through song. Children in grades one through five have the additional opportunity to lead worship through the playing of handbells and handchimes.

The children's music ministry at Reveille grows faith, teaching the stories of Jesus through singing. We encourage all children, regardless of experience or talent, to enjoy music and use it as an opportunity to praise God. Our children's choirs are listed below.

Cherub Choir
Four years old and entering kindergarten. Children must be four years old by September 30.
Rehearsal: Sundays, 5:15-5:45 pm, in the chapel (September-April)
Directors:  Danielle Roberts, Abby Baker, Tamara Nicely, Shirley Bogaev
Children in the Cherub Choir will:
  • sing in worship four to five times during the school year
  • learn music through story-songs and movement
  • enjoy fellowship and recreation
  • develop a love of music in a church setting.

Primary Choir
Grades 1 and 2
Rehearsal: Sundays, 4:30-5:15 pm, in the chapel (September-April)
Directors: Tamara Nicely and Shirley Bogaev
Children in the Primary Choir will:
  • sing once a month during worship
  • participate in annual children's musical
  • learn liturgical movement as an expression of music
  • learn Bible stories through song and movement
  • develop a love of music in a church setting.

Primary Handbell Choir
Grades 1 and 2
Rehearsal: Sundays, 5:15-5:45 pm, in the sanctuary (September-April)
Director: Martha Hodges and Lili Boyd
Children in the Primary Handbell Choir will:
  • participate in a beginning ringing choir
  • learn the basics of ringing chimes and handbells
  • learn rudimentary note-reading.

Elementary Choir
Grades 3–5
Rehearsal: Sundays, 5:45-6:30 pm, in the chapel (September-April)
Director: Tamara Nicely, assisted by Shirley Bogaev
Children in the Elementary Choir will:
  • sing once a month during worship
  • participate in small groups that sing at 8:30 am worship service
  • participate in key roles in the annual musical
  • enjoy opportunities for solo and small-group singing experiences
  • learn to read musical notation
  • enjoy music in a Christian setting
  • learn unison and multiple-part singing
  • attend bi-annual Children’s Choir Festival
  • become eligible to attend Kaleidoscope camp in August 

Elementary Handbell Choir
Grades 3–5
Rehearsal: Sundays, 4:30-5:15 pm, in the sanctuary (September-April)
Director: Martha Hodges and Lili Boyd
Children in the Elementary Handbell Choir will:
  • play once a month during worship
  • learn various techniques for ringing handbells
  • learn to read music.
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For more information about our Children's Choirs, 
please contact:
Tamara Nicely
Assistant Director of Music Ministries

Please note, per Reveille’s  Child Protection Policy all adults involved with the children's ministry must have actively attended Reveille United Methodist Church for a minimum of six months and must undergo a background check.