Musical Ensembles

Church Orchestra

The Church Orchestra is open to members and friends of the congregation who play any instrument at any level. Performances are schedule 3 times this year at the Sunday morning worship services, with three weeks of rehearsal prior to each performance.

Arise! Praise Band

Electric guitars, bass, keyboards, percussion and vocalists perform contemporary Christian music for our weekly Arise! service at 9:05 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. If you are interested in joining the Praise Band speak with one of the musicians after a service or contact Bill Stein, Director of Music Ministries.

Chancel Ringers

We are blessed to have 5 octaves of hand bells. Our hand bell choir, the Chancel Ringers, rehearse Wednesday evenings during the school year from 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. We ring on various Sundays during the year and at special occasions as needed. Each ringer is assigned a certain position and rings the same bells each week. Rehearsal time is spent learning notes, rhythms, and bell techniques. Ringing is a fun way to be involved in our Music Ministry! For more info contact Travis Evans, Music Associate.

Children and Youth Bells

*MusikGarten and Children’s Choirs resume on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

The MusikGarten program is for parents and children ages 3 months to 5 years. The adults learn to play musically with their children and to engage the child’s natural curiosity through music. Classes meet during the day September through May and are taught by licensed MusikGarten Instructor Ellen Hitschler.

Cherubs is the youngest children’s choir, open to all in kindergarten through 2nd grade. Cherubs rehearse on Wednesday afternoon during the school year and sing on select Sunday mornings as well as participate in the Christmas and Spring musicals.

Choristers is our children’s choir for those in grades 3 to 5. This group rehearses on Wednesday afternoon during the school year and sings several Sundays throughout the year. The Choristers play leading roles in the Christmas Eve and Spring musicals.

Middle School Ringers is the hand bell choir for all in grades 6 through 8. Members are taught basic ringing skills and repertoire, and ring on occasional Sunday mornings as well as in the Christmas and Spring musicals.

For more information on any of these programs, contact Bill Stein, Director of Music Ministries.

Artists-in-Residence

We are excited to continue our relationship with our musical artists-in-residence: the Clarion Brass and the Rosewood Ensemble These talented musicians will share music with us both in worship on Sunday mornings and in concert throughout the year.