Join Us for the TENTH YEAR of 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
Great instrumental 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 pre-band wind instrument classes, but other opportunities are available
at a reasonable cost for violin, guitar, ukulele and band instrument
classes. Violin training has been part
of KMA curriculum for the past 5 years, but beginning this year we are
actually offering the Crescendo orchestra ensemble through the Hill Country
Youth Orchestra program in
KMA gives students access to terrific computer music training software called Music Maestro which guides children through 48 lessons from 3rd 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! Kinders through 2nd grade learn music theory through motion games and singing.
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 four 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 5th trophy!
CONTINUED STRING CLASSES OFFERED THIS YEAR!!
We will begin a new group of violin & guitar students this year and also offer a new ukulele class. If you’re interested in starting your child on either, be sure to read the important information on the instrumental classes. Even though the regular KMA classes are free, there is a cost for instrument rental, but there is also scholarship money available to help!
We also have continuing classes for those that began last year to
help them achieve more in their abilities so they can move on into the
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. Contact Don Doss if interested.
KICK-OFF is September 14th!!!
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2016/2017
Sept 14 BIG FALL KICK-OFF!!
Oct 4 Rehearse in Sanctuary
Oct 8 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 10 Instrumental Sunday Our instrumental groups will be featured before & during our worship services.
Dec 16 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 17 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 19 TUESDAY NIGHT CHRISTMAS PROGRAM! The same program!
Jan 11 Spring Kick-Off!!
Mar 15 No Rehearsal - Spring Break
April 29 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 5 Pride of
Anniversary KMA SHIRTS!!!
Our NEW 10th anniversary 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 14th!!!