Chancel Choir - Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45pm
We are a diverse and dedicated group of volunteers. We're mostly people who have had some singing experience in the past, but it is not a requirement! No audition is necessary. We provide choral music for at least one worship service in the Sanctuary almost every Sunday in addition to occasional special services. We rehearse on the south side of campus in room 2008 Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:45pm with shorter rehearsals in the summer months and a break in July.
Sanctuary Choir - Wednesdays, 7:45-8:30pm
We're a group of singers looking for an over and above challenge and commitment. We sing for Communion Sundays and also sing for special seasonal worship services. Participation in the Chancel Choir is highly recommended! Rehearsals are September - May on the south side of campus in room 2008.
Silver Bucket Singers - Mondays, 1:30-2:30pm
Do you love singing? You're welcome to participate with us! We sing most often for other senior adult activities, both at the church and in the community. This group practices every week on the south side of campus in room 2011. Don't worry, we take breaks around holidays and in the summer!
University Orchestra - Mondays, 7-8:30pm
Join us if you have high school level playing experience or higher. No audition is necessary to be in the orchestra unless you're not yet in high school. We provide instrumental music for worship that honors the musical gifts with which God has blessed us. We are asked to commit to playing in two worship services on selected Sundays and at special seasonal services. These dates are scheduled well in advance. This ensemble meets from September through May in the Sanctuary.
There are three adult handbell choirs that meet once a week. Each of the groups sets its own schedule, but rings generally from mid-September through mid-May, and all groups rehearse on the south side of campus in room 2002. Ringers need to have some ability to read music and rhythm skills are especially important. Ringers are placed in groups according to their ability and their schedule needs. We ring in Sunday worship a few times a year and often go out into the community to play.
Agape Ringers - Tuesdays, 6-7pm
Lois Fritze Handbell Choir - Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Jubilee Bells - Thursdays, 7:15-8:30pm
One of two groups designed for retired persons who value fellowship and musical improvement more than precision and perfection. Most folks have prior music experience (piano lessons as a child, singing in a choir, etc.) but some come brand new to music and can learn to ring at least one chime successfully in the group. The schedule is shorter and there is a break in the summer.
Students (6-12 Grade)
Student Choir - Wednesdays, 5:15-6:00pm
This Combo Choir will aim to sing in rounded out sound, with a four and five part harmony. We will enjoy singing many genres and push ourselves to try as many venues as we can. we will be growing this year as we combine middle and senior high into one large choir. There is no audition for any of our Children or Student Choirs all are welcome to Join!
Bells of Exaltation - Sundays, 5-6pm
This group is for students with some previous music-reading experience such as band, orchestra or choir. We learn music more quickly and preform more often than the younger handbell and chime groups.
University Orchestra - Mondays, 7-8:30pm
Everyone in this group has at least a high school level of playing experience. We're a mix of students and adults. Auditions are not necessary. We love to use the gifts God has given us to provide music for worship some Sunday mornings and at special seasonal services. Rehearsals have begun and run through May in the Sanctuary. High school students in this group are able to earn scholarship money for college each time they play. These scholarship applications are now available.
Kids (2 years - 4 Grade)
Disciple Singers (4th-6th) - Wednesdays, 5:15-6:00pm
This choir is designed JUST for our Fusion 56’ers!! You can be apart of both programs! We will walk the 56’ers over to join 56LIVE! for dinner and regular program after choir rehearsal. Join us for a high energy and more current spin on music. Regular attendance is required. As we will take our worship up a notch by also learning to lead worship at 56LIVE! as well as being a part of a normal scheduled worship dates on both sides of campus as well as special times throughout the year here at the church along with several outside venues. 4th Graders will need to be picked up after Choir, Fusion programming is for 5th and 6th graders only.
Children's Choirs (K-3rd) - Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15pm
Our Elementary Children’s Choirs are open to all children Kindergarten - 4th grade. No previous singing or musical experience is necessary, but participants should have a positive attitude and a willingness to participate. Regular attendance at Wednesday night rehearsals is expected. We are looking for children who want to have a lot of fun while learning more about music and the God we serve. These choirs meet September through May with a break at Christmas. They sing in Sunday morning worship approximately every month - 6 weeks as well as outside the church twice a year.
Joyful Noise Singers (Pre-K) - Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15pm
This choir rehearses for shorter semesters but has just as much fun as our big kid choirs. Loving and gifted directors give our youngest singers the fun they want and skills they can use for a lifetime of music making for God! This group sings in worship near Christmas and Mother's Day. Children in this group were at least 4 years old by September 1st of 2016
5th & 6th Grade Chimes - Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15pm
Please note to be a part of this Bell group YOU MUST also be an active participant in the Fusion Choir that meets right after this rehearsal and will work in conjunction with the choir and Fusion 56 schedule. This group may play more often, but performance schedule is minimal and flexible.
SonShine Chimes (3rd & 4th Graders) - Sundays, 8:45-9:15pm
A beginning handchime experience this group is an introduction to chimes and making music. This fall we will focus on sounds and very basic music-reading skills in the spring. There will be two "mini-mesters" -- Oct 9 thru Dec 4, and Feb 26 thru Apr 30. Our volunteer(s) will walk children to their Sunday School classes after rehearsals. Music is shared with parents and others occasionally, but there is no performance schedule.