Kemble UMC Offers Free Winter Music Camp

Great Indoor Activity for Kids in February

Online PR News – 15-February-2018 – Medford – Kemble Memorial United Methodist Church invites local students, ages seven to 15, to participate in its free Winter Music Camp on Saturday, February 24th. This one-day event includes an intensive session of choir rehearsal, fun and friendship, and culminates with a public afternoon concert at 2:30 p.m. in the church's auditorium.

"During Kemble Memorial's free Winter Music Camp session, we will nurture student musicianship, build confidence, and encourage artistic expression," shares Director of Music Ministry and Organist Brett Pardue. "We encourage students with all levels of vocal training to apply," he adds.

This first-ever winter session builds on the successful summer music program the church has offered in the past two years. The program promotes children's individual musical growth, while contributing to the joy and artistry that ensemble singing provides. Pardue's addition to the church leadership last year boosted the program's offerings and doubled the camp's attendance.

Parents of music camp children could not contain their enthusiasm for this program. Marsha Cole notes that while her son "Mark is a super introvert, he really enjoys singing with his peers. This group has increased his confidence to a higher level."

Connie Sarlo remarks that her nine year old Emma is so inspired she "sings all day. She even sings her homework as she does it!"

And Tishoni Moment, whose daughter attended the summer music camp last year, noted "I loved how Ja'Nay just enjoyed being at the summer music camp and how she interacted with everyone. I felt so excited and welcomed. I knew this was my church," she said.

"Kemble Church is a welcoming, caring, faithful Christian community offering hope and support to make a difference in the world through God's Word and our deeds. As such, we encourage local parents desiring to bolster their children's confidence, creativity and sense of belonging to learn more about this free program," said Pastor Michael Harriott. "And for the family who wants an alternative to a winter Saturday spent with video games, phones or electronics, we welcome you to warm your hearts at our concert."