SHAWNEE—Resonate High School Arts Camp met for the seventh year at Oklahoma Baptist University, June 28-July 2, while Resound Middle School Camp joined July 1-2. Randy Lind, worship and music ministries specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, said it was an “outstanding” experience combining choir and orchestra.
“I’ve seen so many kids bloom. It’s their passion,” said Lind. “Many of these young men and women are already involved in leading worship on a regular basis in their church in some capacity. We send them back more fired up to do ministry.”
More than 160 students and leaders combined participated in Resonate and Resound camps. Resonate featured breakout sessions that offered instruction on sound and media technology and training in percussion, instrumental and vocal coaching.
Resound was led by Randy Holt, minister of music at Muskogee, First, and his wife Mary, who directed a number of songs the students learned and taught music fundamentals. Resound campers also have the benefit of being around the Resonate camp.
“They see the senior high group and what comes next for them,” said Lind who was pleased to have a couple of former Resound campers attend Resonate this year.
Steven Earp, pastor of Moore, Elevate, was the speaker for the week. Both camps culminated with a special performance on Sat., July 2.