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First Colony Homeschool Ensembles was launched in January 1998 to provide homeschoolers the opportunity to make music together. Our mission is to share God’s Word through music, nurture faith, and inculcate in our children a joyful appreciation for the gifts of God, equipping them to make an impact on the world in which we live. We believe that God gave us music for worship, service, and evangelism, enabling us to express in song the joy and hope of the Gospel and the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
We offer Treble Choir for grades 2-7, Jubilate Chorale for grades 7-12, and Handbells. Come join our FCHE community!
Director of the Treble Choir and Jubilate Choir
Bethany Green Stuard is a choral conductor, vocal performer, and music educator. Mrs. Stuard began and directed the highly successful choral program of Lovejoy High School for nine years, earning many Overall Outstanding trophies at both state and national choral festivals in addition being an Invited Choir at the 2013 Texas Music Educators' Association Convention. Mrs. Stuard received the Texas Choral Directors' Association "Young Director of Distinction" Award in 2012.
Bethany holds a master’s degree in choral conducting from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and undergraduate degrees in music education and vocal performance from Texas Tech University.
Mrs. Stuard, who was herself homeschooled as a child, is currently a full-time homeschool mother to her young children, and she is thrilled to be a part of the First Colony Homeschool Ensemble. She remains active in the music community as a judge, clinician, and singer, leading clinics and conducting honor choir concerts in TMEA regions around the state. She particularly enjoys her work as a leader of choral professional development, presenting sessions on cultivating creativity, developing vocal technique by singing in foreign languages, and fostering team spirit in the choir classroom.
Mrs. Stuard lives in Katy, TX with her husband James and her children Vivian, Caleb, and Matthew.
Handbell Director, Accompanist