Music Camp is coming to Taber, AB!
When and Where
February 11-16, 2020
Reinland Mennonite Church
For the community of churches
in the Taber area
Children & adults ages 7 – 100
Reinland Mennonite Church
Sunday, February 16, 2020. 6:00 pm.
Students may invite their parents and any seniors.
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:
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.
Meet Your Instructors
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, 1971), and an MA in Music Education with a choral-conducting and vocal concentration (Ohio State University, 1987). He directed the Rosedale Chorale and other school/community choirs during his teaching years, and continues periodic musical activities ranging from weekend events to overseas choral tours. He is self-employed as a painter, handyman, commercial driver, choral / vocal resource person, and choral arranger/composer. He enjoys listening to music from a variety of historic and cultural genres, along with aviation, motorcycling, mechanical tinkering, travel, and more. He is married to Mary (Slabaugh), formerly from Hartville, OH.
Dwilyn has been a music instructor at Faith Mennonite High School, Linville Hill Christian School, and Fair Haven Christian. 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 along with teaching music part time. 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 5 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 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 4 children are Anne (married to Craig Martin, with 4 grandchildren: Carter, Edward, Charlotte, and Elizabeth), Heather (married to Brandon Byler, with 1 grandaughter: Kaitlyn and 1 grandson: Hudson), Candace (married to Heinrich Schander, with 1 grandson: Camden), 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 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 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 administrator of Shenandoah Christian Music Camp, artistic director of Oasis Chorale, and a conductor of the Valley Arts Society in Harrisonburg, VA.