Jeff Reeves serves as Choral Music Editor with Hal Leonard Corporation in Milwaukee. In his role at Hal Leonard, Jeff serves as the primary editor for the Henry Leck Choral Series, Discovery Choral Series, and the Shawnee Press sacred choral catalog for children, Worship Songs Junior. Jeff also serves as the Director of Children’s Music Ministries at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa. In this position, Jeff coordinates and directs choral and handbell choirs for children in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade. Since 1990, Jeff has specialized in the field of church music for children. His work in both the music publishing industry and the local church has given him the unique opportunity to understand the needs of children’s choirs within the larger ecumenical community. He is the author of numerous publications including children’s music curriculum materials, teaching articles, as well as choral and handbell works for children of all ages. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Master’s of Church Music degree from Southern Theological Seminary. He lives in Brookfield with his husband, John, who is Minister of Music & Organist at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa. Together, Jeff and John enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing with their delightful dog, Dolly, and traveling to warm weather destinations.

The close of a children’s choir year is an exciting and busy time. Mother’s Day often marks the final time children sing in worship before the start of summer vacation.

Shawnee Press is proud to provide a great selection of Mother’s Day anthems as well as general anthems for both younger and older elementary children’s choirs.

Be sure to check out these outstanding anthems for your end of the choir year needs. Click on the link to view and hear each piece.


Mother’s Day: THANK YOU FOR FAMILY (Joseph M. Martin)

General: THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE (John R. Paradowski)

General: LOVING MY NEIGHBOR (Ruth E. Schram)

These songs are included in “SING AND CELEBRATE 5!”



Mother’s Day: WE ARE FAMILY (Joseph M. Martin)

General: CANTATE JUBILATE! (Jeff Reeves)

General: OVER MY HEARD (arr. Audrey Snyder)

General: BE STRONG IN THE LORD (Roger Thornhill/Brad Nix)

FOR A COMPLETE CATALOG OF CHILDREN’S CHORAL MUSIC for Mother’s Day as well as other seasonal and general music visit the WORSHIP SONGS JR. landing page:

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