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Choir Director

Gregory Hilliard, Jr.

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Gregory A. Hilliard, Jr. serves as the Choir Director at First United Methodist Church of Lockhart, Texas.  He has over 10 years of experience serving on the music staff of churches throughout North and Central Florida, where he served as Music Assistant for the large music ministry of choral, handbell, and steel pan ensembles at Trinity United Methodist Church in Tallahassee, Florida. 

He is currently pursuing his Master of Music in Choral Conducting at Texas State University, and holds Graduate Assistant duties within the Texas State University Choral Department. Gregory also holds teacher certification in K-12 Music in Florida, and has previously taught several music curricula (including chorus, keyboard, guitar, orchestra, handbells/choirchimes, Orff, musical theatre and drama, music theory, and general music/music appreciation) at the elementary through high school levels. 

Additionally, Gregory also serves as the music director of Austin Harmony Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International.  From 2011 to 2018, he was the music director of The Capital Chordsmen, the award-winning chorus of the Tallahassee chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. He currently sings in The Marcsmen, an international competition-level chorus based in San Antonio, and serves on the performance team as tenor section leader. 

Gregory earned the Bachelor of Music Education in Choral Music Education and the Specialized Study Certificate in Sacred Music from The Florida State University. A member of ACDA, NCCO, NAfME, AGO, FUMMWA, Handbell Musicians of America, and an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, he maintains an active schedule as a baritone solo/choral vocalist, guest conductor/clinician, adjudicator, barbershop quartet/chorus coach, vocal jazz ensemble/contemporary a cappella group coach, and handbell musician.

 
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This Week's Events
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MON
Glad Baggers Mission Team
9:00 AM
Join this energetic hour of service at the food bank, bagging groceries for the clients of Caldwell County Christian Ministries (CCCM).

We meet at 8:30am to unload the truck, and begin bagging at 9am. Now indoors in the front of the Senior Activity Center on the corner of Bois D'arc and Medina Street.

Enter under the green awning. Masks and gloves required. All are welcome to help.

(updated 9/3/2020 MC)
Pickleball
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Beginning in January a Pickleball court was added in our Family Life Center.

Pickleball is a cross between badminton, tennis and ping-pong. It is played on a Badminton-sized court 20 feet X 44 Feet with wooden or composite paddles, a wiffle ball and a net that is lowered to 34 inches. Players volley the ball back and forth to try to score on the opposition. It was designed to be easy to learn for people of all ages and athletic abilities.

All are welcome to come check out and join in the fun on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
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WED
NO UMYF meeting
So many travels! UMYF will resume meeting later in the summer, close to the start of the school year.

Email our Youth Minister, Javi Villarreal at javi@fumclockhart.org
Pickleball
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Beginning in January a Pickleball court was added in our Family Life Center.

Pickleball is a cross between badminton, tennis and ping-pong. It is played on a Badminton-sized court 20 feet X 44 Feet with wooden or composite paddles, a wiffle ball and a net that is lowered to 34 inches. Players volley the ball back and forth to try to score on the opposition. It was designed to be easy to learn for people of all ages and athletic abilities.

All are welcome to come check out and join in the fun on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Choir rehearsals are resuming with masks and extreme physical distancing inside the Family Life Center.
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