The Music Ministry

Musicians at Faxon-Kenmar, directed by David Koskey. Click to see larger photos with descriptions.

Faxon-Kenmar’s musical ensembles, directed by David Koskey:

  • Inspirational Singers (an adult Singing Choir) practices Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM and sings on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
  • Joyful Ringers (an adult Handbell Choir) practices Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM and performs on the 2nd Sunday of the month.
  • Sonshine Chimers (an intergenerational Chime Choir) practices every other Sunday after the later worship service and plays on the 5th Sunday of a 6 week rotating cycle.
  • The Master’s Musicians (an instrumental group) practice at 9:00 AM the 4th Sunday of the month and then shares their talents in the worship service that follows at 10:15 AM that same Sunday.

The church sponsors a Community Sacred Music Concert Series. Guest artists, ensembles, and choirs perform at 2:00 PM on Sunday afternoons. 2015-2016 is the second year of the Concert Series. All concerts are open to the public with free admission. The Concert Series ends with the Faxon Festival Choir directed by David Koskey. In May of 2015, 56 singers from 14 congregations joined together for the first event which has now become an annual tradition.

Faxon Kenmar UMC hosts a Summer Music Camp for children and youth age 5 to Grade 6 the last week of June. The camp meets 8:30 AM to Noon Monday through Friday with an evening concert planned for Friday evening. Musical activities include singing, handbells, chimes, musical bells, recorders, boomwhackers, rhythm band, musical games, liturgical dance along with daily snacks and Bible study. Campers begin the day meeting together for devotions and combined singing and close each day with a prayer circle. Special T-shirts are designed for each year’s camp. A camp picnic is enjoyed Thursday at noon prior to a sneak preview performance at 1 PM. With a very dedicated musical staff and many volunteer helpers, campers are given an enriching musical experience which is evident from the fabulous performances they perform on Friday evening at the end of Summer Music Camp. A post concert outdoor reception concludes the week of activities. Look for registration forms to be available in the spring.

Summer Music Camp 2019

Faxon-Kenmar Summer Music Camp 2019

1301 Clayton Ave., Williamsport
June 24th thru 28th
8:30 AM to Noon Monday through Friday
Concert: June 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Plan NOW to come to the final concert!

Youth – Kindergarten through 6th grade – are led through a variety of musical experiences each day which include Musical Bells, Chimes, Handbells, Boomwhackers, Rhythm Band, Recorders, a Musical with Choreography along with Bible Storytime, Snacks, and Crafts.

Our Musical this year is entitled:

“Not Your Average Joe”
(The Story of Joseph with a 50s Twist)

The Classic Old Testament story of Joseph is retold in the exuberant times and music of the 50s. It’s surfer beats, leather jackets, and surfboards but the gospel truth remains the same… trust the Lord with all your heart. That Joe – He’s so Dreamy! The year is 1959, and at the family Drive In, Papa Jake’s Fries and Shakes, things are hoppin’! But favored son Joe always seems to have his nose in the Good Book. When the patriarch of the family, Papa Jake, gives Joe his prized leather jacket and turns the business over to him for the summer, things get gnarly. With some “help” from his jealous siblings, Joe finds himself unexpectedly aboard a wooden wagon headed of a far-away land of sand, strange customs, and a Pharaoh…er, Great Kahuna, the beach! The ups and downs of the journey remind Joe that God is with him, and the hurricane force of a food crisis teaches Joe and his reunited family the power of forgiveness.

SMC 2019 Registration And Health
SMC 2019 Registration And Health
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