Music

Music plays an important part in worship. It enhances the worship experience and gives voice to our celebration in the presence of God. The Music Ministry provides an opportunity for discipleship and a place to share the talents given each of us. Find your place and "make a joyful noise unto the Lord." Psalm 98:4a

 

The Music Ministry is proceeding with practices and performances for Fall 2020. Social distancing will be strictly adhered to and masks will be required at all times for all participants.  If you are comfortable participating under these guidelines we look forward to seeing you in person. If not, we respect and honor your decision. We all look forward to the time we can once again gather, sing, praise, and pray together. Safe distancing will be very much a part of each rehearsal and recording time. 

 

Adult Music Ministry Opportunities

 meets Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. Rehearsals will resume  with a modified approach on September 2.  The choir will be divided into smaller ensembles that will rehearse from 7:15-8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays.  Under the leadership of Cass Roberts, the Chancel Choir will rehearse in ensembles of 8-10 singers for the Fall of 2020.  Cass will be assisted by Kevin Salter and Todd Arnold.  Service music will be recorded by smaller ensembles of the Chancel Choir with recording sessions occurring during the rehearsal time. 

will resume rehearsals on Thursday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m. and will follow the same guidelines as the Chancel Choir with recording sessions occurring during the rehearsal time. The Gospel Ensemble is under the direction of Kevin Salter

  

rehearsals have begun with the two adult handbell choirs combining for rehearsals at 4:45 p.m. on Thursdays. Each player wears a masks and gloves and bells are not shared. Recording for services will be during our rehearsals.

 

is under the direction of Cass Roberts and regularly participates in worship services. We are always seeking players and singers for this group.  Contact Cass for more information. 

  

Opportunities for Children and Youth

 A graded choir program for children age 3 through grade 4. Choir Club is a two-fold track for the fall, starting August 30.

  • Singing on-line only will be available Sundays at noon, with in-person recording sessions by smaller groups on the below dates.
  • Instrumental instruction is in person on Wednesdays 4:15-5:15 p.m. beginning September 2. 

For a Choir Club brochure detailing classes offered, times, locations, and requirements, click HERE.
To learn more, contact Kathy Evans. 
Click HERE for Choir Club forms (registration, medical and volunteer).
ALL FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FUMC AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

For grades 5 and 6. Starting Wednesday, September 2 from 6-7 p.m. in the Sanctuary building, room 209
Choir activities will include Choir, Instrumental Ensemble, Handbells, and Drum Ensemble with activities beginning in room 209.  All music activities will be in-person Wednesday evenings. For additional information, contact Kathy Evans. To register, click HERE.  Registration must be received asap in order for your necessary materials to be available on September 2.

 

For grades 7-12. Starting Wednesday, September 2 from 6-7 p.m. in the Choir Room
Youth Choir for Fall 2020 will look a little different. The group will be rehearsing in smaller ensembles throughout the sanctuary building. Rehearsal time will begin each week in the Choir Room, 206 A-B, in the Sanctuary building. The folding wall will remain open so that the space is double in size, chairs are safely spaced, and masks are required. The rehearsals will be structured so that the group is able to prepare and rehearse music for the fall and Christmas. 

As with all things at this time, there will be changes and transitions. We hope to provide as normal a Youth Choir experience as possible. So, everyone is needed and encouraged to be ready for rehearsals on Wednesday, September 2 at 6 p.m.  In person registration will be at the first rehearsal. 

The Youth Choir is under the direction of Kevin Salter. Assisting with Youth Choir rehearsals will be Cass Roberts and Todd Arnold. 

 

 

For more information on any music opportunity,

 

contact Kathy Evans, Music Director.