Join Us for Kid’s
For the past nine years KMA has been offering quality
musical training to the children of the Fredericksburg Community! KMA teaches
our children three ways, through reading music or music theory, through
learning how to sing together in a group, and through learning to play an
instrument. We will have three
age/experience levels for our elementary students this year beginning with
our Kindergarten and 1st graders. Then the 2nd and 3rd
graders will be the next group with the 4th and 5th
graders in the older level. What began
as a small children’s music group has grown into a large 60+ student program
opportunities which wouldn’t otherwise be available are part of KMA’s main goals.
Instrumental education is offered at no charge through our hand chime
and recorder classes, but other opportunities are available at a reasonable
cost for violin, guitar and band instrument classes. Violin training has been part of KMA
curriculum for the past 5 years, but beginning last year it is offered in
cooperation through the Hill Country Youth Orchestra program in
KMA gives students access
to a terrific computer music training software
called Music Maestro which guides children through 48 lessons from 1st
grade through 5th grade along with fun computer games and a
composing page where students can actually write their own compositions and
hear them played back to them!
The KMA Choir travels every
year to a fun contest location where they sing, then adjudicated and receive
an award for their work. For the last
three years the choir has received a superior ‘1’ trophy at the Pride of
Texas Music Festival at Sea World. We
will find another location this year to travel to and work toward a 4th
CONTINUED STRING CLASSES OFFERED THIS YEAR!!
We will begin a new group of string students this year. If you’re interested in starting your child on violin, be sure to read the important information on string classes. Even though the regular KMA classes are free, there is a cost for the string class, but there is also scholarship money available to help!
We also have a continuing string class for those that began last
year to help them achieve more in their abilities and get them ready to move
into the Hill County Youth Orchestra program in
Other band instrument lessons and classes are offered to older
students 5th grade and up on an individual schedule with one private
lesson and one class lesson each week.
KICK-OFF is September 13th!!!
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2016/2017 (still tentative!!)
Sept 8 BIG FALL KICK-OFF!!
Oct 6 Rehearse in Sanctuary
Oct 9 Sunday Sing in Church! This is time for the kids to sing together in a place where they are loved and appreciated! I know it’s hard for them to be away from their normal church environment, but please allow them to come and join us for this time so they can all sing together! More details in a few weeks, but normally they will sing at 9:00 and again at 11:10 (with Sunday School in the middle) and can leave just after that song.
Dec 4 Sunday Violins & Chimes Our strings and chimes will play before & during our worship services.
Dec 10 Saturday Dress Rehearsal - The beginning of a crazy schedule… this Saturday morning the KMA kids will rehearse with the Chancel Choir in the Sanctuary for the program on the next day. Parents are invited to be the ‘audience’. Hopefully we will be finished by Noon!
Dec 11 SUNDAY MORNING CHRISTMAS PROGRAM! Back once more by popular demand - our church’s main Christmas music program will involve the KMA kids! They have a key role in our musical presentation and will be accompanied by praise band and orchestra!
Dec 13 TUESDAY NIGHT CHRISTMAS PROGRAM! The same program!
Jan 12 Spring Kick-Off!!
Mar 16 No Rehearsal - Spring Break
May 7 Sunday Sing in Church & Dinner - This is our BIG Spring program where we involve all of our kids in the Sunday morning worship and sing for a church-sized dinner following!
May 13 Sound Waves Music Competition at SCHLITTERBAHN!!!
Our NEW DAY T-shirts will be available at enrollment! We will likely have another T shirt that will be offered in the Spring semester.
A Word to Home Schooling Parents…
We understand the parent’s desire to find quality music instruction while also giving more ‘social’ opportunities of the home schooled student. Even though we will have many students that are also receiving music education from the public classroom, KMA has geared all of our classes and curriculum to make sure students receive a thorough training in music by the time they finish the 5th grade year.
Please pass the word to other home school families that music training is available for free - and it’s also FUN! See you on September 8th!!!
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