’Africanon & Dance’ by Kevin Taylor. This is one of our latest additions (2005) to our ensemble repertoire. It is in five parts and was recorded by seven kids from Austin, Texas: Dylan Clement (15), Catie Hungerford (17), Kevin Mullin (15), Mikaela Thomas (17), Ryan Voldstad (13), Eliot Wilde (13).

Africanon & Dance


Here are some tunes from our beginning literacy ensemble repertoire, played by the Childbloom Select Guitar Choir at the 2000 Guitar Foundation of America’s International Festival.

Goat Dance


These are tunes from our intermediate ensemble curriculum, played by the Childbloom Select Guitar Choir at the 2000 Guitar Foundation of America’s International Festival.


Quatro Milpas

These are two pieces from a Childbloom student ensemble CD called ”Tunes For Christmas” (available from the Childbloom Co.). These arrangements and this MP3 file are used by kind permission of Plucked String, Inc., Box 2770, Kensington, MD 20891.

Coventry Carol

Angels We Have Heard on High

This was an encore piece at the GFA festival performance – a favorite of all who learn it.

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De Pere Guitar Trio wins Childbloom National Award


The local performing group, De Pere Guitar Trio, was recently awarded ”Best Guitar Ensemble for 2016” by the Childbloom Guitar Co.  The group competed in the junior division against Childbloom ensembles throughout the nation performing Quatro Milpas, a traditional Mexican tune and Kind Of Blue which featured some Blues improvisation.  Members of the winning ensemble are: Charlie DeClerc (15), Maddy Reignier (14), and Cole Quigley (13)

Past Performances:

Artstreet 2018 – Sunday, August 26 from 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
De Pere Belle Cordes guitar ensemble performed classical to contemporary music with added cello by Charlie DeClerc.

Kids’ Day 2018, Green Bay – Monday, June 25 from 9:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Rising Sun Guitar Ensemble and Wildwood Guitar Ensemble performed on City Deck for Fishers and Pedestrians.

Victorian Christmas at the Hearthstone Historic House Museum

Friday, December 15 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Wildwood Guitar Ensemble and De Pere Belle Cordes filled the Victorian Mansion with festive music during the house tours.

Open Streets Green Bay,  Saturday, July 15 from 10–11am.

Guitar ensembles performed on City Deck for pedestrians, roller bladders, bicyclists and fountain splashers.

De Pere ArtWalk – Friday, June 9 from 6–7pm.

Wildwood Guitar Ensemble provided a ”sound oasis” for pedestrians.

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Arti Gras 2017 – Saturday, March 4, 3:00 – 4:00pm. 

De Pere Belle Cordes performed American Traditional, Jazz, Mexican, Latin, and Brazilian music at the annual Arts Festival in Green Bay.

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Hearthstone Historic House Museum, Appleton – Friday, December 9 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Guitar ensembles provided a ”holiday sound oasis” during the Dickens Christmas House Tours.



ZOO BOO at the NEW ZOO – Saturday, October 22 from 4:00 – 5:00pm.  Guitar ensembles performed mysterious music in the Mayan Restaurant.


ArtStreet 2016, Green Bay – August 27, 12:00pm – 1:00pm.De Pere Guitar Trio performed Traditional, World and Jazz music.

ArtWalk, De Pere – Friday, August 12, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Featuring De Pere Guitar Trio and NEW Summer Guitar Ensemble.  Performing at Expressions Photography Studio, 375 Main Ave.

Open Streets, Green Bay – Saturday, July 16.
Kid’s Day, Green Bay – Friday, June 24 @ 10:00 a.m.  Guitar ensembles performed on City Deck for passing pedestrians on the board walk.

The Building For Kids, Appleton – Saturday, June 11 @ 11:00 a.m.

Guitar ensembles performed a concert for kids.

Guitar Galore – Saturday, March 19 at 11:00am.

De Pere Guitar Ensemble performed in celebration of music month at the Kress Family Library, De Pere.


Green Bay Botanical Garden – Sunday, Dec. 6 from 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. 

The NEW Holiday and De Pere Guitar Ensemble filled the lobby at the Garden of Lights with an oasis of festive sounds.



Hearthstone Historical House Museum – Friday, Nov. 27 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

The NEW Holiday and De Pere Guitar Ensemble performed during the Victorian Christmas Open House.



ArtStreet 2015, Green Bay – Sunday, August 30

De Pere Guitar Ensemble performed on a large stage with sound reinforcement provided by PSA Productions.

Open Streets (Dousman Street), Green Bay – Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Guitar ensembles and soloist performed music along the route for pedestrians, bicyclist  and rollerbladers.

Kids’ Day, Green Bay – June 25, 2015

The NEW Summer and De Pere Guitar Ensemble performed on Cherry Street Deck.

The Building For Kids, Appleton – Saturday, June 20, 2015

The NEW Summer Guitar Ensemble performed a concert for kids in the auditorium.  De Pere Guitar Ensemble provided welcoming music.

De Pere Guitar Ensemble performing at Arti Gras – March, 8, 2015



De Pere Guitar Ensemble at the Green Bay Botanical Garden of Lights – December 20, 2014



De Pere Guitar Ensemble playing for Kid’s Day outside Riverside Ballroom – June 25, 2014




Many of the Childbloom Guitar Programs involve their students in performance groups that regularly play in the community. Childbloom groups throughout the country regularly perform for hospitals, retirement centers, schools, libraries and offices. Wouldn’t you like your children to make this valuable outreach part of their lives? This is part of the Childbloom spirit. Come join us!