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The most basic advise for building a passion-driven youth choir is: Give them something they cannot get anywhere else; and It's all about: music, people, and God. Written by an author who has proven the passion driven approach works (Director of Music, Worship, and Other Arts,St. James United Methodist). Includes development of the 4 stages of a youth choir member (attending, involved, committed, leader) and how directors can use the gifts of each of these stages to develop a youth choir throughout the year. Develops the six principles the author believes are the building blocks to a great youth choir. Includes practical tips on topics such as how to develop a choir rehearsal plan for youth choirs, development of youth choir retreats & tours; gives suggestions of creative ways to make each tour unique through worship and connection to the church through prayer.