Children and youth drum, sing and learn more about our UU faith and Principles through music. Regular rehearsals are held between services, from 10:10am until 10:55am, 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.
Children’s Choir 19-20 schedule
WBUUC Youth Choir Director
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.