Music Ministry



The Music Ministry

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music. Psalm 98:4



A Place for Everyone

Do you sing or play an instrument?  We welcome you to join us!
All of our choirs and ensembles begin regular schedules in September. We have choirs for all ages of singers.  All instrumentalists are welcome to play with the orchestra, guitarists and drummers are needed to play with the Praise Band, and handbell ringers are always needed for the Notabells.

Music Ministry Staff

Director of Music Ministries/Orchestra and Handbells: Tina Gimlin
Associate Director of Music Ministries/Adult and Youth Choirs: Bill Boardman
Associate Director of Music/Elementary School Choirs: Susan Herring
Associate Director of Music/Pre-School Choirs: Charlotte Brandt

ADULT MUSIC

Contact Tina Gimlin, 757-428-7727 for more information.

Praise Band Musicians and Singers/Worship Leaders Wanted

We need musicians and singers who are interested in using their talents to worship and praise God on Sunday mornings at our 9:30am Contemporary Service.  The Praise Band is always changing and rotating, so whether you see your instrument or not in the current Praise Band we would like to discuss ways to get you involved.  Also, we welcome additional instruments to the group (including strings, keyboards, percussion, drums, guitars, piano and more).  Lead and back-up singers, and especially those who are comfortable leading worship, are also wanted.

Note: the Praise Band currently meets on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm in the Sanctuary to rehearse the songs for that coming Sunday.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Please contact our 9:30am worship leader Jane Trahan.

Praise Team

The Praise Team leads congregational singing during the 9:30 AM Contemporary Worship Service. Rehearsals are held each Wednesday at 5:30 PM (band) and 6:30 PM (singers).

Notabells

The Notabells welcomes advanced handbell ringers (high school-Adult) with musical and/or ringing experience. The ensemble meets on Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:00 PM, September through May, in Room S-201.

Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir sings each Sunday at the
11:00 AM worship service. The Sanctuary and Chamber choirs present several choral programs each year. Rehearsals are held on Thursday 7:30 - 8:45 PM in the Choir Suite, S-201.

Sanctuary Orchestra

The Sanctuary Orchestra is open to all instrumentalists (senior high youth and adults). This ensemble provides a variety of literature used for preludes, offertories and postludes. Additionally, the orchestra provides accompaniment to both choral and congregational singing. Small ensembles are also occasionally formed from within the membership of the orchestra. The ensemble meets on Wednesdays from 7:45 - 8:45 PM in the Sanctuary.




CHILDREN'S MUSIC


Play and Praise: 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. Class time is each Wednesday from 5:30 – 5:55 PM, September through May, in S-311.

Cherubs: 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.

Angels: Children age 5/K 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.

Archangels: 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.

Gabriel Singers: 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.

Contact Charlotte Brandt (757-647-5193) or Susan Herring (757-463-0394) for more information.