Youth Choir


Fall 2017

Day Date Time   Event
Sun Aug 20 4:30-5:00pm 7th Grade Orientation
5:00-6:00pm Youth Choir KickOff
6:15-6:45pm Ice Cream Party
Sun Aug 27 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Sun Sept 3 No Rehearsal
Sun Sept 10 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
LifeGroups begin
Sun Sept 17 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Sun Sept 24 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Sun Oct 1 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Sun Oct 8 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Sun Oct 15 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Sun Oct 22 8:00am   Warm Up
    8:40am   Sing in 840am Svc
    9:30am   Rehearse in Sanctuary
    10:00am   Breakfast/Devotion
    11:00am   Sing in Worship
    5:00-6:10pm   Rehearsal
Sun Oct 29 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Sun Nov 5 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Sun Nov 12 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Sun Nov 19 4:30-6:10pm Rehearsal (extended)
Sun Nov 26 5:00-6:30pm Rehearsal (extended)
Tues Nov 28 6:00-9:30pm   SCT Pre-Dress Reh
Wed Nov 29 6:00-9:30pm   SCT Dress Reh
Thur Nov 30 7:30pm   SCT (arrival times TBA)
Fri Dec 1 7:30pm   SCT (arrival times TBA)
Sat Dec 2 4:00pm
  SCT (arrival times TBA)
Sun Dec 3 4:00pm
  SCT (arrival times TBA)

Spring 2018

Day Date Time   Event
Sun Jan 7 5:00-6:10pm   Youth Choir Reh Resumes
Sun Jan 14 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Sun Jan 21 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Sun Jan 28 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Sun Feb 4 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Sun Feb 11 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Sat Feb 17 9:30am-8:00pm   Segue @ Campbell University
 Sun Feb 18 10:30am   Warm Up in Sanctuary
    11:00am   Sing in 11am Worship
    5:00-6:10pm   Rehearsal
Sun Feb 25 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Sun Mar 4 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Sun Mar 11 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Sun Mar 18 8:00am   Warm Up
8:40am   Lead Worship in 8:40 Service
9:30am   Rehearse in Sanctuary
10:00am Breakfast & Devotion
11:00am Lead Worship in 11am Service
5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Sun Mar 25 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Sun Apr 1 No Rehearsal
Sun Apr 8 5:00-6:10pm Rehearsal
Wed Apr 11 7:15-8:30pm   Choir Tour Rehearsal
Sat-Sun Apr 14-15 Weave Me Lord Spring Mini-Tour
Sun Apr 15 7:00pm Homecoming Concert
Summer Tour Rehearsal Dates and Times TBD
Steps of Faith, Laurie Morrison, Dir.
Wednesdays, 5:30pmYouth Praise Band, Giles Blankenship, Dir.
Sundays, 3:45 – 4:45pm
Fall Rehearsals:  August 27 – Nov 12
Sprng Rehearsals:  Jan 14 – April 8

Youth Strings, Leigh Montague, Dir.
Marrianne Widdows, Assistant Dir.

Sundays, 4:00-5:00pm
Fall: TBD
Play in 11am Service: November 19
Spring:  Rehearsals: 4:00-5:00pm
Play in 11am Service:  TBD (Spring)

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 @ 9:30am as announced.

Sundays, (September thru March) @ 6:30pm
These are close group communities where we hope to develop depeer 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.

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

Singing Christmas Tree and Youth Choir Tour Requirements

Attendance, Participation and an Acceptable Behavior and Attitude are required
for participation in any Youth Choir Event.

All singers who participate in the 2017 Singing Christmas Tree must attend and participate in at least 8 rehearsals (Aug 20 – Nov 12).  The Tree pre-dress and dress rehearsals are required.

All singers who participate in the Spring Mini-Tour must attend and participate in 9 rehearsals (Jan 7 – Mar 25).

Arriving more than 10 minutes late for a rehearsal is counted as an absence.

Requirements for the Summer Tour will be announced at a later meeting.


Other Youth Choir Events



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

Saturday, February 17; 9:30am – 8:00pm @ Campbell University

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”.

Rehearsal Tracks:  Click here for a link to rehearsal tracks for the Singing Christmas Tree.  You can also pick up a rehearsal CD at any time.


July 15-22, 2018

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 take place during Segue (Feb 17).  For more information go to:

In order to meet scholarship requirements, students must participate in Youth Choir for the entire Spring semester, Segue and Youth Choir Tour.  Amount of scholarship is TBD.





Youth Choir Mini-Tour
April 14-15, 2018


Youth Choir Summer Tour
Nashville, TN
June 16-23, 2018
(7th thru 12th Grades)


Welcome and thank you for being a part of the Youth Choir at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church.  We have a tradition of excellence and a high expectation for each singer/member to become involved and participate, giving their best effort.  It is an honor to be in one of the premier Church Youth Choirs in the state of North Carolina.  With this continued striving toward excellence, we honor not only our tradition and heritage, but we give glory to Christ, our reason for singing.  By your participation in the Snyder Youth Choir’s rehearsals, presentations, and events, you are agreeing to be an active, helpful part of this unique experience and this group of fellow student singers who are reaching toward the high goal of excellence and integrity.

1. PRAY:  Most importantly, we sing for the perfect, Divine audience, God Himself.  Pray that your heart will be centered on Him and that our song will be a “sweet, sweet sound in His ear”… as our theme chorus states.  The Snyder Youth Choir is a church choir and exists for Christian purposes.

2. PRAISE & PREACH:  Praise Him with your heart, soul, mind, body and VOICE!  Our efforts are two-fold. To give God praise [as individuals and as a choir] and to share the Gospel of Christ.  In doing so, we are edified and strengthened as believers and His kingdom increases.  He is the object of our worship; our music presentation is the means to that end.  He deserves our best.

3. PUNCTUAL:  We are on time to rehearsals and presentations.  This helps us be as productive as possible with our rehearsal time and forms the habit of punctuality that will be helpful through your adolescent and adult life in everything you do.

4. PARTICIPATE:  We are committed to participation…this means we SING!!  Every person in the Snyder Youth Choir is important and an integral part of the whole.  Attend regularly and sing.  We need you and your voice…both are very important to the success of Youth Choir.

5. POLITE:  We are considerate of our peers.  Students are in Youth Choir to be a part of something great and will be proud of themselves for their achievement.  All students who participate by bringing maximum effort will enhance the choir experience for their friends and fellow singers.  We are not interested in wasting each other’s time or being disruptive. Talking during work times or continued misbehavior is not helpful to the group. You are important and your energetic SINGING input is valuable.

6. PREPARED:  We are prepared to sing for each presentation.  The Snyder Youth Choir sings regularly through the year in worship at our home church as well as for outings, trips and tours.  We memorize our presentation music.  It is impossible to sing from memory if we are not prepared.  To be prepared, you must come to rehearsals and put forth maximum effort to learn the music.  Additional work outside of the rehearsal is encouraged for memorization, especially for the SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE, SEGUE, and for the year end CHOIR TOUR.  Additional work in addition to rehearsals is mandatory for All-State Choir participation.  Misbehavior and incessant talking are not helpful and distract us from reaching our goals.

7. PROCESS:  Here is the process for discipline if a student continually misbehaves:  

— first: the student will be quietly confronted by a team leader or choir officer

— second: the student will be confronted/ “called down” by the director & asked to remain after rehearsal for a discussion, accompanied by a team leader.

— third:  the student will be asked to exit the rehearsal; escorted by a lead team adult. This will result in contacting the parents.

— fourth:  if unacceptable behavior continues, the student will be dismissed from youth choir for the semester/year.  The student and parents will meet with the director, lead team officer, youth minister and pastor.  The student will explain why they should be allowed back into the youth choir.

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