Summer Music Camp


Pender Music Camp, July 10-14, 12:30-3:30 pm (This is why MrsO doesn’t teach in the afternoon this week!)

The theme for this summer’s  Pender UMC music camp will be “Star Quest.”   We will be exploring music that expresses the goodness of God’s creation and tells of the truth of His word in the Bible.

Children will be rotating through handbell, Orff, drumming and craft classes.  In addition to these “out-of-this-world” classes, we will be preparing and presenting excerpts from the musical “Star Quest – The Search for the Stolen Scriptures.”

Join us this year as we blast off to fun and song!  For ages rising 2nd grade – rising 6th grade.

Registration is open now.

Click here to register or to sign up to Volunteer

Top Secret Drum Corps Performed At The Edinburgh Tattoo

We saw this group, and many others when we were at the Edinburgh Tattoo this August.  After the pipes and drums, these were my favorites.  I’d seen them on youtube before but nothing beats a live performance!

Read more about our Edinburgh Tattoo experience here:


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The Top Secret Drum Corps, from Basel, Switzerland performed at the Edinburgh Tattoo. Their performance was perfection. These highly trained performers are always working towards improving, and when they had the opportunity to display a design around the idea of the digital age, they poured out everything that had into their practices.

Outside of their practice, they are just regular individuals with diverse jobs. Some are bankers, civil servants, other factory workers. However, no matter what background they come from, when they come together, they blend together as one. With their pressed uniforms, perfect forms, and serious composure, they display the dedication and love they have for being a part of the Top Secret Drum Corps. It is comprised of 25 drummers and color guard members, and is a non-military drum corp.

Through the years they have become more well-known and have been honored with being asked to perform at many different events. Their performance is filled with energy, as the drummers and color guards show off an incredible visual display among bright lights and fire. The color guards use many different flags throughout the routine, and the drums never miss a beat.


Free Children’s Music Program



At Pender’s Music Camp, rising second through sixth graders sing in choir, play Orff instruments, ring handbells, experiment with rhythm in a percussion class, learn to read music, and make crafts.

Friday afternoon traditionally concludes with musical performances which our campers perform for friends and family!

The Music Camp Final Program will be Friday, July 10 at 3:00 pm.

Directions to Pender

12401 Alder Woods Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033
Tel: 703.278.8023

It’s Not Too Late!



Pender’s annual summer Music Camp will be held on July 6-10 from 12:30pm-3:30pm. Our theme this year is “The Amazing Grace Race.” Children in rising 2nd through rising 6th grade are invited to participate. Rising 7-12th graders who are interested in volunteering can also sign up online through the Pender UMC website.

The cost is $25 per child, $50 per family (siblings only).

If you have any questions about Music Camp, please contact Theresa Carpenter or Nicole Parrish.