Music

Choir

The Chancel Choir sings at all worship services at Washington Farm UMC. We alternate singing at the 9 AM service one week and the 11 AM service the next week and so on from the Sunday following Labor Day, through the end of June. The choir does not sing during the months of July and August, but we do have groups and individuals from the choir who assist in the summer services. Our rehearsals are every Wednesday at 7:30 PM from the Wednesday after Labor Day through the last Weds in the month of June. We normally practice for one hour. All who love music are welcome to join us. It is a wonderful way to praise the Lord and enjoy the company of the choir members. Please contact Kevin Sapp Music Director

Cantatas

The Cantata Choir consists of members of the Chancel Choir, in addition to members of our congregation and friends of members who only have time to participate in choir in the singing of the Easter and Christmas Cantatas. We sing the Easter Cantata on Palm Sunday at both the 9 AM and 11 AM services. We sing the Christmas Cantata on the Sunday before Christmas at the 9 AM and 11 AM services. The Cantata choir begins rehearsing 6 weeks prior to the performance. The Rehearsals follow the 7:30 PM Chancel Choir rehearsals, Cantata Choir begins at 8:15 PM on Wednesday evenings. All are welcome to join us in preparing ourselves, and our congregation and community for Easter and Christmas. Please contact Kevin Sapp Music Director

Sunday School Singers

Make a joyful noise with the Sunday School Singers, Washington Farm’s children’s choir. Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade learn fun songs of faith, rehearsing on select weeks at 8 AM, during the Sunday School hour, and singing periodically in worship. Movement and song are combined, appealing to the energy and interest of children. Contact Eileen Fraedrich.

Flute Ensemble

Fun with the flute! The Washington Farm flute choir welcomes all flute players!

Do you play the flute? Or did you play in high school? Why not get your flute out and come play with the flute choir! The group rehearses most Sundays around noon, enjoying a wide and varied repertoire of music. There are no auditions to play in this welcoming group which includes professionals as well as relative newcomers to the flute—all are invited!

Wind Ensemble

Washington Farm’s Wind Ensemble plays on special occasions during the year. Do you have experience playing a band instrument? If so, Washington Farm’s Wind Ensemble has a place for you! The group plays at various church events and services. The band is a mixed ensemble of people who love making music: some professional musicians, some students, adults who played as students, and others who are relatively new to playing in a band. There is a place for everyone in the Wind Ensemble!  Rehearsals are scheduled periodically throughout the year. Contact Eileen Fraedrich for further information or to find out when the Wind Ensemble is scheduled to play.

Music Camp

This FREE, one-week camp is geared to elementary students and offers group instruction in PIANO, GUITAR, HANDBELLS, BUCKET DRUMMING, and BIBLE STORY, taught by licensed and experienced teachers. All instruments provided.

A free, week-long music camp was held at WFUMC from July 31 – August 4 2017.

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For questions, please contact Eileen Fraedrich.

Music Classes

Free group piano lessons are offered in Washington Farm’s piano lab!

Two levels are offered: Piano 1, for brand new beginners, and Piano 2 for those with 2-3 years of experience. Classes meet weekly, in 8-week sessions during the school year. Class size ranges from 6-12 students.  Each hour-long class includes a brief Bible devotional or story.

(Note: Piano classes have finished for the school year. Over the summer, Washington Farm will host a summer music camp for elementary students, which includes piano instruction.)

Free guitar lessons—all instruments provided! Washington Farm offers weekly group guitar lessons to children and adults. No musical background is needed!

Washington Farm’s guitar program is offered free to the community, for students in 3rd grade through adult. Classes meet weekly, in 8-week sessions during the school year. Guitars are provided to students. In this beginning level class, students will learn approximately 6 chords, various strum patterns, some note-reading and tablature, and will have fun playing all styles of music. Each hour-long class includes a brief Bible devotional or story.

(Note: Guitar classes have finished for the school year. Over the summer, Washington Farm hosts a summer music camp for elementary students. Guitar is included in the camp.)

Talent Show

Washington Farm’s Got Talent!  (A Variety Show in Support of Mission Projects of the United Methodist Church).

Enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment provided by talented church and community members performing in this charity fund-raiser!

Do you like to sing? Play an instrument? Act in a skit? Dance? Perform a magic trick? Create a work of art? If so, then please sign up to perform on Washington Farm’s Got Talent! This annual event has become a favorite at the church.  With about 25 different acts each year, including children and adults, amateurs and professionals, in a wide variety of genres, you are sure to enjoy it! A reception will follow the event.

For more information is available here.