The children’s choir of First Baptist Church, Coushatta, presented its annual Christmas musical Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the church. Twenty-four children enjoyed singing The Little Drummer Dude, written by Christy Semsen and arranged by Daniel Semsen.
According to Lifeway and Word Music, “Persia’s Traveling Band (or PTB as their fans call them) is out on its biggest tour yet with their little “roadie” Abel. Along the way, they meet three Wise Men, who are following a star in search for a King who has just been born. With the possibility of playing before a royal audience, PTB decides to join them and make the journey to Bethlehem.
During the journey, the little dude named Abel unveils his passion for playing the drums. While the band does not take his playing seriously, the Wise Men notice his talent and encourage his efforts, knowing he has a special gift. One of the Wise Men expresses to Abel that perhaps he might even get to play his drum for the King.” Did he get his wish? Choir members and audience learned that God can do amazing things through everyone, even if they are “just a little” (child).
PTB members were played by Mary Claire Jones, Hanna Catherine Huddleston, Summer Rushing, Jenna Mills. The Little Drummer Dude (Abel) was played by Samuel Murray.
Biblical characters were played by Reagan Davis, Ashton Almond, Ben Moseley, Adyson Barrett, Julia Mills, Hannah Murray, Hope Mills, Morgan Moseley, and Zachary Garrett. Dr. Hunter Brown played King Herod.
Other characters were Estelle, played by McKinley Davis, and the camels, played by Cannon Breedlove, Trevor Bell, Carter Breedlove, Ryder Shaver, and Landon Webb.
Other choir members (the “littles”) were Dally Bell, Tinley Pearah, Jillian Shaver, Jett Waters, and Micah Webb.
Following the musical, the five sixth graders in their final children’s choir production were recognized. They were Ashton Almond, Hanna Catherine Huddleston, Mary Claire Jones, Jenna Mills, and Ben Moseley.
Choir director is Julie Page, assisted by teachers Melanie Davis and Jennifer Moseley. Behind the scenes helpers, in addition to Moseley on lights, were Makayla Mills, Abby Sims, Rafe Suggs, and Lindsay Waters. Dr. Nathan Davis is pastor.