CHILDREN'S MUSIC & ARTS

Join us on a NEW NIGHT for an enriched and expanded Children’s Music & Arts Night as we seek to cultivate and nurture a love of music and art, learning skills that will equip children for a life-long love of worship and praise. Centenary is deeply blessed with our core teachers - Carol Penney, Camille Jones, and Anne Saxon – who bring expertise in their fields, a combined 139 years of teaching experience, and a deep love for children. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with them as they mold and shape the musical future of our church! Classes are offered in two blocks on Thursday nights. Block 1 runs from 5 - 5:45 pm. Block 2 runs from 5:50 - 6:30 pm.

 

See below for this fall’s weekly offerings!

Contact Jonathan Emmons, Director of Music Ministries with inquiries!

Kindermusik Wiggle & Grow

Room 303 East Building • 2-3 Year Olds • Block 1

 

This music-filled class celebrates growing toddlers and the unique opportunity for Parents to participate with them in this joyful learning environment. Each week, children will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with their parents and other young Centenary families, and they’ll love practicing a wide variety of abilities such as gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. In class, children and parents will discover tips and ideas for using music throughout the week. Plus, the fun (and learning!) continues at home with Kindermusik Home materials, including music from class, musical activities, and each unit’s story.

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Pre-K & Kindergarten Art

Room 108 East Building • Block 1

 

Stay tuned for details regarding this new hands-on art experience!

Carol Choir

Room 305 East Building • 1st-2nd Grade • Block 1

 

The Carol Choir lovingly utilizes foundational music skills and tools to create an ensemble experience for young children. Through movement, singing, and playing instruments, this choir fosters a love of music and invites children to be leaders of the music and worship experience. The Carol Choir will help lead worship during the year and perform at Arbor Acres in the spring. Elementary basic church music is included in our repertoire.

Joyful Noise Ringers

Room 322 Central Building • 3rd-5th Grade • Block 1

 

Joyful Noise Ringers is our children's handbell choir. In this group, children learn to play handbells and further develop their musical skills and knowledge using a curriculum developed especially for elementary-age ringers. Children learn note values, counting, note reading, musical terminology, conducting patterns, and movement. The Joyful Noise Ringers play for several worship services during the year and have the opportunity to participate in an annual children’s handbell festival in Raleigh! Previous musical experience is NOT necessary, but regular weekly attendance is very important.

Supervised Recreation/Childcare

Room 103 East Building • 2-3 Year Olds • Block 2

 

This time of supervised recreation/childcare is provided particularly for 2-3 year-olds with older siblings participating in other offerings during Block 2.

Kindermusik Move & Groove

Room 303 East Building • Pre-K & Kindergarten • Block 2

 

Children will be engaged in music and movement activities that also promote language, social and emotional skills, early math and early literacy, physical coordination, creativity, and more. Children will learn basic music vocabulary and notation—all setting the stage for a musical foundation and school success. Parents join the fun for a few final activities each week. The Kindermusik home materials extend the benefits all week long with music from class, activities for the whole family, and each unit’s story.

Chapel Chimes

Room 301 East Building • 1st-2nd Grade • Block 2

 

This chime choir is a prelude to the Joyful Noise Ringers. Using Chime Magic® and other tools including movement and music games, children have fun as they learn to play chimes together. In addition to playing songs and creating their own melodies, children learn the basic elements of music: keeping a steady beat, note values, counting, and beginning note reading. Previous musical experience is not necessary, but regular attendance is very important.

Cathedral Choir

Room 305 East Building • 3rd-5th Grade • Block 2

 

The Cathedral Choir focuses on the fundamentals of reading music and singing with good choral tone, inspiring children to be leaders of music and worship. The Cathedral Choir will participate in worship during the year. In the spring, we’ll conclude the season with a musical!