Branches is Fairmount's choir for 2 and 3 year-olds. The director is Carri Naumann-Monti. Practices are Sunday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 from September through April. The choir sings at the beginning of various services throughout the season, and joins with Jacob's Ladder for a mini-musical in the Spring.
Singing has always been a love of Carri's, especially in worship. It is a privilege to worship with the children in Fairmount's youngest choir, Branches, along with faithful helpers, Jane & Jim Bland, Kim & Lindsay Hinson, and Marie Felts. Carri sings on Praise Team, for Special Music, has also sung in the Worship Choir and played Elsa Shraeder and a Postulant in Fairmount’s Production of The Sound of Music. Carri received her B.A in German from VCU, her M.A. in German/Teaching English as a Second Language from WVU, and her M.Ed. in Reading from University of Virginia. She has taught ESL, German, Italian, Linguistics, Resource, and was in school administration, before becoming an Educational and Dyslexia Therapist and homeschool mom. She and her husband Marco, have three children; Marcello, Olivia, and Sofia, who sing in the children’s choirs. Carri is passionately curious about cognition and neuroscience, which has turned her into a life-long student. She also enjoys traveling with family to her husband's beloved home country of Italy, as well as his "delizioso" Italian cooking, and sailing with her family.