Children & Music

JrChoir_Christmas_0054_cropPCUM offers children and teenagers of every age and stage the chance to sing and take their rightful place in the center of this worshiping family of faith--offering thier unique gifts, leading the whole community in worship, and gaining experience in relating as individuals to God, to fellow worshipers of all generations, and to themselves.  

The Joyful Noise Choir is for PCUM's littlest singers, from Preschoolers through First Graders, who sing and lead the whole congregation in worship on special Sundays throughout the year.  Because, for Christians, music is "the language, of prayer," the Joyful Noise Choir rehearses twice a month as a core experience of their education in PCUM's Church School program.  They are led by Denise Silecchia who holds a Bachelor's degree in vocal performance from Montclair State University, teaches vocal technique at The Original Music School in Morristown, NJ, and is PCUM's principal soprano soloist.

Junior Choir 2 - Junior ChoirThe Junior Choir program is led by Julie Platte and designed to give older children an opportunity to grow musically, take roles in worship leadership, and build lasting relationships.  The Junior Choir brings 2nd-6th graders together for rehearsal on Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Music Room.  

Teenagers who want to offer their musical gifts are an important part of PCUM's music program and overall life of worship.  Teens lead worship as part of the PCUM's Youth Choir, which rehearses Sunday morning after worship and sings during the worship service on the third Sunday of every month.  The Praise Band, which rehearses on Sundays after worship and plays on many Sundays throughout the year, invites youth in grades 6-12 to be part of its musical offerings of contemporary and praise music.