MUSIC MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Sanctuary Choir
Our 35-voice choir sings during the Worship Service every Sunday year-round.  They present a major choral work either during Advent or Holy Week and occasionally sing for retirement communities and nursing home facilities.  The choir is made up of all adults, however, youth are welcome. The Sanctuary Choir rehearses Thursday nights at 7 pm.

Celebration Ringers
Our group of twelve ‘English Handbell’ musicians provides music leadership for the Worship Service about once a month.  They also enjoy playing in the community at places like retirement communities, cancer centers, and occasionally, Christmas Parades.  The Celebration Ringers attend handbell festivals, workshops, and periodically present light-hearted musical programs such as “At the Movies” (April 2018.) These dedicated musicians ring intermediate level music (ability to read music necessary) and rehearse Wednesdays at 7 pm.

Instrumental Ensemble
Retrieve your brass, woodwind or string instrument from the attic, dust it off and come join our instrumental ensemble.   Our Instrumental Ensemble provides music for the Worship Service once a month.  All ages are invited to participate.  We practice Sunday morning prior to the Worship Service.

Handbells 101
We offer beginning level introduction to handbells for anyone curious or interested in learning how to ring.  Our short-term class is offered about once a year.  Music reading experience is helpful, but not necessary.

Interested in participating in one or more of our music programs? Contact Janet Hawkins at janet@forthillumc.com.