Youth Choir

Children and youth drum, sing and learn more about our UU faith and Principles through music. Regular rehearsals are held between services, from 11:10am until 11:55am, beginning in October. Teens are also invited to be a part of our Youth Choir leadership team that will help choose music and lead our younger students.

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Meetings

SEPT. 17 | 11:10-11:55AM
YOUTH LEADERSHIP MEETING

Sunday Rehearsal Dates

REHEARSALS WILL BE HELD IN THE FOOTE ROOM FROM 11:10AM UNTIL 11:55AM.

OCTOBER | 15, 22, 29
NOVEMBER | 5, 12, 26
DECEMBER | 3, 10
JANUARY  | 7, 17, 21, 28
FEBRUARY | 11, 18, 25
MARCH | 4, 18, 25
APRIL 1, 8, 15, 29
MAY | 13, 20, 27

Performance Dates

PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE BY 8:20AM ON PERFORMANCE SUNDAYS

 DEC. 17 | 9 &11AM
HOLIDAY INTERGEN. SERVICES
 APRIL 1 | 9 & 11PM
EASTER INTERGEN. SERVICES
 JUNE 3 | 9AM
FLOWER COMMUNION INTERGEN. SERVICES

Parent Involvement

Parents of youth choir students are invited to gather between services to connect, craft and plan youth choir activities. | Alcove

Youth Choir Leadership

Russell Packard has been directing the WBUUC Children/Youth Choir since 1999 and has twenty years of teaching experience at Friends School of Minnesota and thirty years privately. He has directed world music camps for children, is a regular instructor at the MacPhail Center For Music’s Summer Camp, and was previously the children’s music specialist for the Concordia Language Camps and the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis. He instructed K-12 music at Ramallah Friends School in Palestine for one year.

He is the director of Crossing Borders a World Music Ensemble, which performs locally and internationally and has produced recordings of Classical Arab music, recordings for the Saint Paul Science Museum and has composed, arranged and recorded with children’s choirs. Russell performs on a variety of ethnic wind and string instruments and brings a rich diversity of engaging and authentic music to our congregation.

 

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