One of the Youth Choir’s favorite events is Festival by the Sea, a Youth Choir Festival sponsored by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina. The festival grew out of a need to provide high quality choral opportunities for Baptist churches in South Carolina. The festival is in March each year at Myrtle Beach and has grown into an ecumenical event for churches of many denominations. Our choir leaves the festival challenged to work harder and strive for greater achievement in our own youth choir program. One of the hallmark features of the festival has been the deeply spiritual worship experiences that have been designed to coincide with the music that has been prepared for the festival. Not only do we learn to sing but we learn to integrate our music into a worship framework that has meaning. Additionally, the festival has provided an opportunity for us to meet others with similar music interests and build relationships that will last for years to come. Our youth will join 350 other youth choir members from SC, NC, GA and FL, for a weekend of beautiful music and great fun!