Since March 2020, many musical groups suffered through the changes and adaptations brought on by the Covid-19 Virus. I am happy to say that in spite of the adaptations our church went through, we are back on track with most of our musical ensembles. We have made several adaptations, adjustments, and changes while trying to maintain music for praise during our services. God certainly had His hand in guiding us through the process of making music together, without actually “being together.” However, through this process, we discovered new ways of producing our music and we are ready to begin a new year of making music together again!
The Adult Choir will once again present their annual Christmas Cantata during the 2021 Advent Season and the Handbells and brass ensemble will also be performing throughout the fall season. We are blessed to have many talented musicians in our congregation who will be enhancing worship services periodically over the next few months.
Adult Choir rehearses: WEDNESDAYS AT 7:00 PM in the sanctuary, beginning August 25, 2021.
The Adult Handbells have been rehearsing and playing for services since March of 2021. Typically, the Handbells play for one service per month, and we expect to continue on that schedule throughout the fall semester.
Adult Handbells rehearses: WEDNESDAYS @ 6:00–7:00 PM [Houghton Campus Sanctuary]
The Youth Handbells will be starting up again this fall. If you would like more information on this group, please contact the Director of Handbell Choirs, Dr. Raymond T. Ryder, or Dr. Alex “Doc” Shawn.
Youth Handbells rehearses: SUNDAYS @ 11:15AM–12:15 PM [Houghton Campus Sanctuary]
The Vail Praise Band has continued to rehearse and play for services during the spring and summer for the Vail worship services. At present, the Praise Band is auditioning for a drummer, a bass player, a back-up vocalist, and a lead guitarist. If you know someone who would like to “stretch their chops” or pick up the instrument they used to play, please contact the Vail Praise Band Leader, Scott Jones or Dr. Alex “Doc” Shawn, the Director of Music at 520-0749-0521.
Vail Praise Band rehearses: SATURDAYS @9:00AM – 11:30AM [Houghton Campus Sanctuary]
The Houghton Praise Band has resumed their rehearsals and has been leading worship at the Houghton Campus throughout the summer months. They will be continuing their service and will be performing often at the Sunday morning 8:30 am services. If you or someone you know would be interested in playing or singing with the band, please contact, Dr. Alex “Doc” Shawn at 520-749-0521.
Houghton Praise Band rehearses: TUESDAYS @ 12:30PM – 2:00PM [Houghton Campus Sanctuary]
Please check our website calendar for further up-to-date information.
Dr. Alex “Doc” Shawn