Taber Mobile Camp

Music Camp is coming to Taber, AB!

When and Where

February 11-16, 2020

Reinland Mennonite Church

4809 64th Avenue, Taber, AB T1G 1J4 


For the community of churches
in the Taber area

Children & adults ages 7 – 100

Final Program

Reinland Mennonite Church
Sunday, February 16, 2020. 6:00 pm.

Students may invite their parents and any seniors.

Meet the 3 C’s of your learning experience:

Classes. Choirs. Chapel.

Biblical Challenge. Musical understanding. Choral training.


Congregational Class

This class will use SCMC’s new Congregational Curriculum, which is designed to teach congregations a basic understanding of biblical worship, basic singing skills, and basic shaped-note reading skills.

Sight Singing 2

Sight Singing aims to help you read new music as easily as you read a newspaper. Students learn various tips to help in sight reading, and have opportunities to practice skills through class exercises. This class is more advanced than the Congregational Class. All students will need to take a placement test if they wish to join.

Rudiments 2

Rudiments is a class where you learn how written music works. Rudiments 2 covers scales & keys – a study of major scales, major key signatures, and compound time signatures. This class is more advanced than the Congregational Class. All students will need to take a placement test if they wish to join.

Leading Congregational Worship

This class examines essential components of leading congregational worship with a two-part focus: 1) practices of song leading and congregational conducting and 2) understanding and leading worship.  Discussions may also include planning, clear communication of musical ideas, deportment, and use of the hymnal.  A portion of the class will include hands-on practice where participants conduct in class for instructor and peer review.  As this class specifically trains congregational leaders, it is open only to men.

Join the choir and experience the joy of singing in a group.
Students say it’s their favorite part of camp!
Choir is a fun way to put the things you’re learning in class into practice.


2 Adult Mixed Choirs

2 Children’s Choirs


Chapel & Congregational Workshops


In chapel we explore God, music, and worship. We consider how the Bible teaches us to think about the questions surrounding music and worship, and how to respond to God in love and obedience.

In the congregational workshops, we grow in our congregational singing skills, learning more about how to understand the songs in our hymnal and the tools in the hymnal.

These sessions are open to the public – all are welcome! 

Chapel: Tuesday-Friday, Feb. 11-14, 6:30 pm

Congregational Workshops: Tuesday-Friday, Feb. 11-14, 7:30 pm

Dress Code

Men: Please wear full-button shirts, tails tucked in, with dressy pants. Keep hair neatly trimmed.

Women: Wear dresses or dressy tops and skirts (no slits, please) with sleeve lengths at least halfway between shoulder and elbow and skirt length below knees. 

Children: Please follow adult dress code as closely as is reasonable. Do not wear t-shirts with logos or writing, please. 

Program Attire: Women, please wear black dress with black shoes. Men, please wear black pants, white shirt, and black shoes. Children, follow the adult guidelines. If black is unavailable, a dark solid is acceptable.


Questions? Need more information? Please contact:

John Hiebert
[email protected]


What ages can come to camp?

Children’s Camp: ages 7-14

Adult Camp: ages 15-115

Moible Camps are not just for youth. We want to provide training in music and worship for the entire church body, young and old, at any level of experience.

What meals are provided at camp?

There are times in the schedule for lunch and supper, but camp will not provide food. Please make your own arrangements for meals, such as packing a lunch and supper.

Can I sign up as a part-time student?

Yes. There will be a $25 application fee. The costs for individual classes or choir are as follows:

  • Congregational Class: $75
  • Choir: $75
  • Rudiments 2: $50
  • Sight-Singing 2: $50
  • Leading Congregational Worship: $50
How much does camp cost?

Children – $80

Full-time Adult Camper – $150

Part-time Adult Camper – cost varies. See the part-time student information.

Do I have to pay right away when I sign up?

You have the option to pay right away in the application with credit card. You can also choose to pay with cash or cheque, but please be prompt with getting that payment to the Taber Administration.

Is any lodging provided?

Since this camp is primarily for the local community, there are no lodging options provided. Please contact the Taber Administration with questions. 

Closing Progam

All four choirs will present the pieces they’ve learned. 

Location: Reinland Mennonite Church

Time: Sunday, February 16, 6:00 pm

Meet Your Instructors

Lloyd Kauffman

Lloyd Kauffman

West Jefferson, OH

Lloyd has been a music instructor at Sarasota Christian School (Florida), Rosedale Bible Institute (Ohio), and Daystar University (Nairobi, Kenya). He holds a BA in Music Education (Eastern Mennonite College), and an MA in Music Education with a choral conducting concentration (Ohio State University). He directed the Rosedale Chorale and other community and touring choirs during his active teaching years, served as a music resource among some Mennonite churches in Germany, and directed the Hope Singers (Poland) from 2004-2018. He continues periodic musical activity with teaching, choral events, and composition, and has an ongoing passion for congregational worship and singing. He is self-employed as a choral arranger and composer (, handyman, painter, and commercial driver. Lloyd enjoys a variety of historic, new, and international music, private aviation, motorcycling, mechanical tinkering, travel, fascinating new things, and more. He is married to Mary (Slabaugh), formerly from Hartville, OH.

Dwilyn Beiler

Dwilyn Beiler

Paradise, PA

Dwilyn has taught music for more than 30 years at Faith Mennonite High School, Linville Hill Christian School, and Fairhaven Christian School. He received a degree in music education from Millersville University and a master’s degree in Christian School Administration from Grace College. Currently, Dwilyn drives a delivery truck for Gap Power Rental Company in Gap, PA. He continues to direct Gap Male Chorus (a 40-voice men’s choir which has been singing every year since 1922) as well as Men With A Song which has its roots at music camp. Dwilyn and his wife, Bertie, live on a small farm with 2,000 pigs and a few cats. Their five grown children are active in church and ministry in the Lancaster area. Along with choral conducting and playing the accordian, Dwilyn enjoys the outdoors–hunting, hiking, caring for fruit trees and spending time with family at a mountain cabin. He and his family attend Life Mennonite Fellowship, Willow Street, PA.

John D. Martin

John D. Martin

Chambersburg, PA

John has been an active promoter of quality church music for more than 40 years. This has prompted him to compile a new hymnal, Hymns of the Church, that carries on a tradition of excellence. He serves primarily as instructor of congregational music classes. John resides at Chambersburg, PA with his wife Patricia. His four children are Anne (married to Craig Martin, with four grandchildren: Carter, Edward, Charlotte, and Elizabeth), Heather (married to Brandon Byler, with four grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Hudson, Meghan, and Brittany), Candace (married to Heinrich Schander, with three grandchildren: Camden, Isaac, and Vienna), and Spencer. His son Geoffrey (2006 SCMC student) died at age 18 in an automobile accident. John holds BS degrees in both elementary education and library science.

Wendell Nisly

Wendell Nisly

Harrisonburg, VA

Wendell grew up on the plains of Kansas in a singing family and in a singing church. His first formal musical training was at Wichita State University, where he completed a Bachelor of Music Education degree. After teaching and conducting for a number of years, he moved to Harrisonburg, Virginia to complete a Masters in Choral Conducting at James Madison University.

He lives in Virginia with his wife, Jeanene. He is Executive Director of Shenandoah Christian Music Camp and artistic director of Oasis Chorale.

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