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First Presbyterian Church in Cut Bank will begin a community fine arts outreach program in 2021, and the first installment is the creation of the Glacier Children’s Choir (GCC) under the direction of Lisa S. Screeton, Director of Music for the church. Children throughout northwest Montana in grades two through six are invited to participate. At this time there is no audition. 

“We are delighted that we have the physical space to house new fine arts offerings to energize our community and bring people together at safe social distance,” said Pastor Ric Beals. 

The GCC will be the children’s choir-in-residence at the church and will hold rehearsals on the third Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Sanctuary. 

“Students who cannot make in-person rehearsals may join us online,” said Screeton, whose previous children’s choirs have performed across the United States and completed international tours to Europe. “We want to give children the opportunity to unite and share the joy of music and be able to return that to the community through service and performance,” she said. 

The first rehearsal will be Monday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the church. Cost of membership is $25 to offset the purchase of music and scholarships will be offered. 

For more information, or to sponsor a student, call Lisa Screeton at 406-229-0027 or email her at lisascreeton@yahoo.com to receive a donor form or registration packet.

Other programs that will phase in over the next year will be acrylic and watercolor classes, private music lessons, an adult soprano, alto, tenor, bass community chorale and performance events for the whole family.

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