Joyful Noise! Contact: Elaine Sergeant by Email or 612.767.2307
Joy Bells Contact: Holly Widen by Email or 612.920.6566
Glory Bells Contact: Holly Widen by Email or 612.920.6566
Carillon and Chancel Ringers Contact:
MPLS - Holly Widen by Email or 612.920.6566
West - Kraig Windschitl by email or 952-767-1500
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Children & Youth Ministry
Mount Olivet currently offers handbell choirs for all ages and an Orff ensemble for children at its Minneapolis Campus. Enrollment is limited.
Joyful Noise! - Orff Ensemble (4th-6th grade)
An instrumental ensemble of xylophones, glockenspiels, metallophones, and rhythm instruments. During class time, the children will learn to play the various instruments while singing, moving, playing, improvising, and composing.
Mondays: 5:20 - 5:50pmTuesdays: 5:30 - 6:00pm
Joy Bells (4th-6th grade)
Joy Bells is a handbell ensemble experience for 4th through 6th graders. Rhythmic and musical skills are learned and enhanced in this special instrumental group. Some previous musical knowledge is preferred but not necessary. The ensemble performs in worship services throughout the year and plays an important role in the yearly Christmas Concert.
Tuesdays: 5:30 - 6:15pm
Bell Choir Minneapolis Schedule
Glory Bells (7th & 8th grade)
Glory Bells is a handbell ensemble experience for 7th and 8th graders. This ensemble is a continuation of Joy Bells but also welcomes new members who have some previous instrumental experience. Rhythmic and musical skills are sharpened and enhanced in this special instrumental group. The ensemble performs in worship services throughout the year and plays an important role in the yearly Christmas Concert.
Wednesdays: 6:15 - 6:45pm
Mount Olivet offers handbell choirs for adults at its Minneapolis and West Campus.
Carillon and Chancel Ringers These groups play regularly for worship services, in addition to special concerts. Music reading skills are helpful but not required.
Monday - 6:30 - 7:30pm (Carillon Ringers-MPLS)Monday - 7:30 - 8:30pm (Chancel Ringers-MPLS)Thursday - 5:30 - 6:30pm ( Chancel Ringers-West)
Bell Choir West Schedule TBD
See also Mount Olivet School of Music for additional instrumental opportunities.
We are pleased to announce the beginning of a new musical ensemble at the Mount Olivet West Campus! The new adult handbell ensemble, the CHANCEL RINGERS, will be directed by Mount Olivet organist Kraig Windschitl and will rehearse in the sanctuary from 5:30-6:30 every Thursday (September-May). Chancel Ringers will play for worship services several times throughout the year. We would love for YOU to join this fun musical activity. Questions? Contact Kraig Windschitl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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