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Fees Include: All “Segue” Activities
Segue T-Shirt
Box Lunch
Catered Supper
Professional CD
Professional Chamber Orchestra
Fees Do Not Include: Festival Repertoire Octavos
Saturday breakfast
Activities Include: Mass Choir Rehearsals and Sectionals
Interactive Games during breaks
Box Lunch Fellowship Time
Buffet Dinner
Mini-Concert by Featured Youth Choir
Grand Concert with 200 Voices and Chamber Orchestra
Repertoire: Title, Composer Publication Number
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee, Beethoven/Goeller Dan Goeller Music, CHO-4000
Make a Joyful Noise, Davis Morning Star Music, MSM-50-5320
Sing to the Lord, Vivaldi/Hopson Hope Publishing, AA 1694
A Star Is Moving Through the Sky, Lundquist E. C. Schirmer Music, 2434
Creator Rhythm, Choplin Monarch/Lorenz, 10/3438M
Fairest Lord Jesus, Hayes Beckenhorst Press, BP 1582
(all pieces to be memorized before the Festival)


A detailed schedule will be posted at a later time.

Youth Choir


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Fall 2013

Day Date Time Event
Sun Aug 18 5:00-6:00pm Choir Season Begins
Sun Aug 25 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
6:15-8:00pm    7th Grade Pizza & Pool Party
Sun Sept 1     No Rehearsal
Sun Sept 8 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
6:30pm   LifeGroups Begin
Sun Sept 15 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
Sun Sept 22 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
Sun Sept 29 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
Sun Oct 6 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
Sun Oct 13 8:00am   Rehearsal
  8:40am   Sing in ANW
    9:30am   Breakfast
    10:00am   Sunday School
    11:00am   Sing in Worship
    5:00-6:00pm   Rehearsal
Sun Oct 20 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
Sun Oct 27 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
Sun Nov 3 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
Sun Nov 10 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
Sun Nov 17 5:00-6:30pm Rehearsal (extended)
Sun Nov 24 5:00-6:30pm Rehearsal (extended)
Sun Dec 1 5:00-6:30pm Rehearsal (extended)
Tues Dec 3 6:00-9:30pm   SCT Pre-Dress Reh
Wed Dec 4 6:00-9:30pm   SCT Dress Reh
Thur Dec 5 7:30pm   SCT
Fri Dec 6 7:30pm   SCT
Sat Dec 7 4:30pm
Sun Dec 8 4:30pm

Spring 2014

Day Date Time Event
Sun Jan 5 5:00-6:00pm   Youth Choir Reh Resumes
Sun Jan 12 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
Sun Jan 19 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
Sun Jan 26 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
Sun Feb 2 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
Sat Feb 8 9:30am-8:00pm   Segue @ SMBC
Sun Feb 9 9:30am   Breakfast
    10:00am   Devotion
    10:15am   WarmUp
    11:00am   Sing in 11am Worship
    5:00-6:00pm   Rehearsal
Sun Feb 16 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
Sun Feb 23 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
Sun Mar 2 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
Sun Mar 9 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
Sun Mar 16 8:00am   Rehearsal
    8:40am   Sing in ANW
    9:30am   Breakfast
    10:00am   Sunday School
    11:00am   Sing in Worship
    5:00-6:00pm   Rehearsal
Sun Mar 23 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
6:30pm   Sing in Spring Concert
Sun Mar 30 5:00-6:00pm Rehearsal
Sun Apr 6 5:00-6:30pm Rehearsal (extended)
Wed Apr 9 6:30-8:00pm   Rehearsal
Fri-Sun Apr 11-13   Spring Choir Tour

Other Opportunities

Youth Strings
Steve Kamradt, Director
Marianne Widdows, Assistant Director
Sundays, 4:30-5:30pm
Rehearsals: Sept 15 – Oct 13, 2013
Play in 11am Service: October 20
Rehearsals: Jan 19 – Feb 23, 2014
Play in 11am Service: March 2

Steps of Faith

Laurie Morrison, Director
Wednesdays, 5:30pm

Snyder Orchestra

This group is made up primarily of adults, but is open to students with 5 years of experience or by audition. Rehearsals are monthly at 9:30am as announced.


Sundays (September thru March) @ 6:30pm. These are close group communities where we hope to develop deeper bonds of love, accountability, and really dig into God’s love letter. LifeGroups are gender specific. Each LifeGroup will be clustered with age-graded Family Groups that meet in homes around Fayetteville.

Performance Requirements

Singing Christmas Tree: All singers who perform in the 2013 Singing Christmas Tree must attend at least 8 rehearsals by November 10 to qualify for participation. Arriving more than 10 minutes late for a rehearsal is counted as an absence. The Tree pre-dress and dress rehearsals are required.

Spring Tour: All singers who participate in the Spring Tour must attend 10 rehearsals (Jan 5 – Apr 6)

Choir Outfits

The Singers will wear choir shirts (golf shirts) with black pants. Shirts are available for purchase. Price: $20

Snyder Music Academy

We would like all of our choir members to have at least one semester of voice or piano. this can be done through our music Academy. Scholarship assistance (up to 50%) is available for the first semester of lessons for any active choir member. Contact the Music Academy for applications and information.
( or 484-1041)





Other Youth Choir Events



(pronounced: seg-wey): to make a transition from one thing to another smoothly.

Saturday, February 8; 9:30am – 8:00pm @ Snyder Memorial Baptist Church

A one day, high energy event fo youth choirs who are transitioning to the next level of ministry. Music selections are very accessible for beginning and i ntermediate level choirs. This experience will provide the interaction and inspiration students need to launch their choir ministry to “higher ground”.



July 13-20, 2014

This is an optional activity for youth singers in grades 9-12. Their purpose is to support and encourage youth choir ministry in NOrth Carolina churches by offering worship through performance opportunities, musical development and leadership development while striving for excellence in musicianship, resulting in changed lives. Audition dates TBA. A scholarship of $200 will be available to students who are selected. (

Click to download a printable brochure: YouthChoir Brochure 13-14


Children’s Choirs meet each week (August—April) from 6:00 until 6:40pm:young musicians

Preschool Threes
Preschool Fours
Preschool Kindergarten
Younger Children 1st Grade
Younger Children 2nd Grade
Younger Children 3rd Grade
Older Children 4th – 6th Grades
We also offer special performance opportunities every other summer called “ENCORE.” Our older children are frequently included in The Singing Christmas Tree. Children in grades 1-6 perform in morning worship 2-3 times each year.
Click here for our Children’s Choir brochure and full schedule.

cropped youth choir in DCYouth Choir is for grades 7-12. They rehearse each Sunday, 5:15—6:15 p.m. in the Music Suite, Room B2040. This group sings for our morning worship services several times each year, participates in special projects such as The Singing Christmas Tree, attends state and national choral festivals, and takes an annual mini-tour each spring. Click here for the full schedule and brochure.

 Segue is a one day event for youth choirs who want and need a festival experience but are not ready for advanced choral literature. For more details click here.


highergroundYouth Choir Spring Tour:  April 11-13, 2014.     


The Sanctuary Choir meets every Wednesday, 7:15-8:45 p.m. in the Music Suite, Room B2040. No audition required. This group is primarily responsible for leading in worship each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. The Singing Christmas Tree is produced each year by this choir. They are also featured regularly in concerts.

IMG_27538:40 Worship Team (band, vocal, tech teams) meets every Wednesday, beginning at 7:20 p.m. This auditioned group leads in worship at the 8:40am worship gathering each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. Contact for more information.

8:40 Worship Choir meets every Wednesday beginning at 7:20pm in Rm B2007. No audition is required. This group leads monthly in our 8:40 Sunday morning worship gathering and in other worship experiences throughout the year. Contact for more information.

Men’s Ensemble is a group of sixteen singers. Participation is open by audition or invitation. The ensemble performs for morning worship and special events. Rehearsals are held on Monday, 12:00 noon, in the Music Suite, Rm B2040.


Group Rehearsal Day Rehearsal Time
Children’s Choirs (3 yrs thru 6th Grade) Wednesdays 6:00 pm
Youth Choir (Grades 7 thru 12) Sundays 5:00 pm
Sanctuary Choir Wednesdays 7:15 pm
8:40 Worship Team and Choir Wednesdays 7:20 pm
Men’s Ensemble Mondays 12 noon