Serve in the Music Ministry

We offer various opportunities for singers and instrumentalists.  Please consider joining one of our ensembles.  New and returning members are always welcome.  We look forward to seeing new faces ~ we truly have “a place for everyone”!

Responsibilities:  The Chamber Choir provides music each Sunday for the 8:00 worship service and presents special programs during the year with the Sanctuary Choir.
Spiritual Gifts:  Not specific
Schedule:  Rehearsals are held each Thursdays at 6:30 – 7:30 PM in S-200 (multi-purpose room) or S-201 in the summer.
Length of Commitment:  Not specified.

Responsibilities:  9:30 service singers lead congregational singing and provide special music during the 9:30 contemporary worship service.
Spiritual Gifts:  Not specific
Schedule:  Rehearsals are held each Wednesday at 5:30 (Band) and 6:30 (Singers).
Length of Commitment:  Not specified.

Responsibilities:  The Praise Bands are contemporary ensembles that provide special music for the 9:30 AM worship service and lead the song service in a praise team format.  The players alternate months but sometimes perform together for special services and occasions.
Spiritual Gifts:  Not specific
Schedule:  Rehearsals are held each Wednesday at 5:30 (Band) and 6:30 (Singers).
Length of Commitment:  Not specified.

Responsibilities:  The Sanctuary Choir sings to enhance worship and to minister through singing during the regular 11:00 Sunday worship services and present special programs during the year with the Chamber Choir.
Spiritual Gifts:  No specific
Schedule:  The choir rehearses on Thursdays from 7:30 – 8:45 PM  in the Choir Suite, Room S201.
Length of Commitment:  Not specified

Responsibilities:  Handbell ensembles prepare and present musical selections to be featured in worship services approximately once a month.  Ringers are also invited to participate in conferences, workshops, festivals,and special programs as scheduled.
Spiritual Gifts:  Not specific
Schedule:  The ensemble rehearses on Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:00 PM, September through May.  Performance schedules are available 6-12 months in advance.
Length of Commitment:  Not specified.

Responsibilities:  Sanctuary Orchestra is open to all instrumentalists (senior high youth and adults).  This ensemble performs in worship approximately once per month and is open to string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players.  The orchestra provides a variety of styles used for preludes, offertories and postludes and provides accompaniment to both choral and congregational singing.
Spiritual Gifts:  Not specific
Schedule:  The ensemble rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:45 – 8:45 PM in the Sanctuary.
Length of Commitment:  Not specified.

Responsibilities:  Play the piano for meetings, productions, or performances.
Spiritual Gifts:  Not specific
Schedule:  Varies as needed.
Length of Commitment:  Varies with event, production, or performance.

Responsibilities:  Assist children’s Choir Director each Wednesday night with record keeping, robes, instruments, snacks, an maintaining order during rehearsals and programs.  Specify the children’s age group or choir name.
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  Wednesday nights, time varies with choir
Length of Commitment:  1 year.

Three year olds can expect to have non-stop fun learning musical and spiritual concepts through this creative classroom experience.  The class uses a multi-sensory approach to learning that 3 year olds and parents alike will enjoy.  Classes will be held on Wednesday evening from 5:30-5:55 pm.  Please contact cbrandt@vbumc.org for more information and if you are interested in enrolling your child in this class.

Children, age 4, form this choir.  These children sing in worship and special productions.  Rehearsals are each Wednesday from 6:00 – 6:45 PM, September through May, in S-311.

Children age 5 – Kindergarten form this choir.  These children sing in worship and special productions.  Rehearsals are each Wednesday from 6:00 to 6:45 PM, September through May, in S-311.

This choir consists of first and second graders.  They sing in worship and special productions.  Rehearsals are each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:15 PM, September through May, in S-200.

This choir consists of children in grades 3-5.  They sing in worship and special productions.  Rehearsals are each Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, September through May, in S-200.

Responsibilities:  The Youth Choir is the vocal ensemble for grades 6-12.  Music performed will cover a wide range of styles including classical, contemporary, spirituals, musical theater and more!  Performance opportunities will include singing once a month in worship services, participation in musicals, outreach performances, and other special events.
Spiritual Gifts:  Not specific
Schedule:  Rehearsal is each Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 7:00 PM in room S-201.
Length of Commitment:  Not specified

Responsibilities:  Lead worship at CREW gatherings on Friday evenings
Spiritual Gifts:  Not specific
Schedule:  Rehearsals are held on Friday at 6:30 PM when CREW is meeting.
Length of Commitment:  Not specific.

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