2019/2020 Music Ministry Season
WE’RE BACK!!! Yes, the 2019 – 2020 season has begun, kids are back to school and the DSUMC Choir has begun preparing for the new year. But, don’t worry, if you had plans to come and sing with the choir, ring handbells, or play in the Praise Band, you can still join any group, and you will be enthusiastically welcomed!
Adult Handbells rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the sanctuary, under the direction of Dr. Raymond Ryder. Handbells generally play for one Sunday service per month, to be determined. All Ringers are welcome!
Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm in the sanctuary, under the direction of Dr. Alex “Doc” Shawn. The Choir sings every week at the 10:00 am service and also at the 8:30 service on the first Sunday of every month. Please come and join us. All singers are welcome!
Ring and Sing is designed for children up to and including grade 6. This is a great way for young people to learn about bell ringing and singing. The basics of music reading are also included in the rehearsals. Ring and Sing rehearses on Sundays, right after the second service, at 11:15 am in the sanctuary, under the direction of Dr. Raymond Ryder. Their rehearsals will commence September 22nd until October 27th. This group plays for one service per semester. No experience needed and all children are welcome.
Youth Handbells (Grade 7 to 12) will begin rehearsing on November 3rd (Sunday) at 11:15 am in the sanctuary, under the direction of Dr. Raymond Ryder. Youth Handbells generally play for one Sunday service per month, to be determined. All youth are invited to come and play with us!
Desert Skies UMC Vail Campus has a Praise Band that provides all of the music for Vail services on Sundays at 11:15 am. They rehearse once a week on Saturdays at 9:00 am at the Houghton road campus in the sanctuary. This group is under the direction of Scott Jones, the Assistant Director of Music in Vail. We are always looking for more instrumentalists and singers of all ages.
If you are interested in any one or two of these groups, please call Doc Shawn, at the church office, 520-749-0521.
Doc Shawn,Director of Music and Congregational Care