On September 28, the entire music department drove to Longmont to share their music with the Mountain View Seventh-day Adventist church. It was a real blessing that they got to use their talents to show God’s love. This church hosts both English and Spanish services and the Spanish church stopped their service to come down and listen to the music.
Throughout the school year, different student groups lead out in church services around the state in what is referred to as S.W.A.T. (Students with a Testimony) trips. “The S.W.A.T. trip was an amazing experience for me,” commented Kayla Gonzalas, senior. “I love these trips because they give us opportunities to connect with people outside of Campion. I also love to share Jesus with others using the talents he has given us.”
After the service, the churches combined to provide a large potluck lunch for the visiting students. “Despite me sitting on chocolate, I had an amazing time sharing God’s message. I loved the people there, and they loved our music. The food during potluck was amazing, and I must have eaten a hundred cookies,” said Renan Moreira, sophomore.
Overall, the students had a wonderful experience sharing music at a different church. “I had an amazing time with my friends praising God and getting off campus. Not to mention, the food was great! The people there asked us to come back, and I am praying we get to!” exclaimed Amira Davis, sophomore.
Adrianna Campbell, Student Editor
After just three days of practice, Campion Music Department's chorale, orchestra, and hand bells pulled off an impressive performance which blessed our church family.
On this past Sabbath, the Mountain Echoes Chorale, Koinonia, Teh Campanas Handbell Ensemble, and the Campion Academy Orchestra delighted listeners at their annual Christmas concert. The students and music directors Yves and Melissa Clouzet worked hard all semester to make this performance a success. Thank you for sharing the beautiful music with us and ringing in the Christmas season.
Campion Academy hosts the annual Music Festival March 23-25 during which academy, public school, and homeschool students from all over Rocky Mountain Conference gather for 2 days of music instruction and concerts.
Clinicians Yves Clouzet, Music Department Director at Campion Academy, Jonathan Wall, Director of Choral Studies at Southwestern Adventist University, and Leandro Bizama, Director of Music at Mile High Academy, will direct string orchestra, choir, and band ensembles this year.
Campion's select choir, Koinonia, sang with Steve Green at the Adventure Church last Sunday evening, joining a ministry that emphasizes Jesus and His grace through music.
"It's an experience I'll never forget," said senior Gabrielle Williams, who sang with Green at her home church. "He is such an amazing musician and inspires me as a singer. He does what he loves, and you can tell."
Senior Madi Uhrik also noted how Green uses music as a ministry. "I hadn't really seen famous people use music as a ministry before. I've seen other Christian artists market their music--but not call it a ministry. I really enjoyed the worship experience."
Melissa Clouzet, our choral director, explained how Campion's music groups are a ministry in several ways. Koinonia is Greek for 'fellowship,' and that is indeed what happens when groups create bonds because of the music they're creating together. Music also creates fellowship through shared worship, something Koinonia does as the touring group. Campion's groups visit about 10-12 schools and church services each year. "It's a form of service," said Melissa, "You work hard to create the music, and you're serving people's spiritual needs through the message in the music."
All groups will be performing for church or Hymn Fest at Alumni Weekend, September 25-26. Koinonia and orchestra will be touring October 2-3 to Denver South Hispanic SDA church and Fort Morgan SDA church.