Music Ministry

Dana Davis

The Ministry of Music exists to convey the love of Christ to others through music and the arts. It is an integral part of the total ministry and mission of the church, which strives to lead the congregation to worship God in “Spirit and in truth.”

All parishioners – both young and old, professional musicians and beginners – are encouraged to take part in this ministry. For more information on any of the ensembles listed, please contact the Director of Worship and the Arts.

Children and Youth

For 2014, all choirs will begin on August 19th. Vocal Choirs will meet from 4:15 – 5:15 pm. The Caroler Tone Chime Choir will meet from 3:15 – 4:00 pm. Exact locations will be announced. Registration is requested.

There will be a dedicated space for parents to fellowship if they wish to remain while the children are in rehearsals.

Littlest Angel Choir
The Littlest Angel Choir is for children Ages 2 & 3. A parent should be available to help with diaper changes as necessary. The choir is directed by Jana Greer, a member of BUMC for a number years and participant in the praise band and children’s ministry team. She has a background in music, dance and theater. She spends her days working at Mountain Pathways Montessori, loving her husband and 2 children and serving with Dana Davis when time permits.

Angel Choir
The Angel Choir is for children Age 4 through Kindergarten. The choir is directed by David Djaniants, a senior at Appalachian State. David is a music performance major with a concentration in sacred music whose principal instrument is piano. He studies with Dr. Bair Shagdaron.

Cherub Choir

The Cherub Choir is for children in first & second grade. The choir receives valuable training in rhythm and matching pitch, and participates in worship several times each year. The choir is directed by Tommy Smith.

Caroler Choir
The Caroler Choir is for children in third – sixth grade. Basic rhythm, music theory, and coordination are stressed. Singers are taught how to read music and basic music symbols. The group participates in worship several times each year. The choir is directed by Dana Davis.

Caroler Tone Chimes
The Caroler Tone Choir is for children in third – sixth grade. It provides children with an introduction to tone chime instruments. The group participates in worship several times each year. The choir is directed by Dana Davis.

For additional information about our music program, please email Dana Davis or call 828-264-6090 ext 246.

Adult

Chancel Choir
Rehearsals: Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Sept. – May, in room 115. The Boone UMC Chancel Choir sings regularly for both Sunday morning worship services. The choral selections of the choir range from classical to contemporary. In addition to services, the choir performs a variety of concerts each year that may include a full orchestra or a Pops Concert. The choir accepts new members September through May, or you may sing in the Summer Choir which meets June through August on Sunday mornings at 8:20 and 10:40. No audition is required to sing in the choir.

Praise and Worship Team
This Worship Team is the primary musical leadership for the 8:45 a.m. praise and worship service. The team is for anyone who plays keyboard, drums, percussion instruments, guitar or vocals. Contact Kathy Butler for an audition.

Crossroads Praise and Worship Team
This Worship Team is the musical leadership for the 10:55 a.m. Crossroads worship service. The team is for anyone who plays keyboard, drums, percussion instruments, guitar or vocals. Contact Cam Haas for an audition.

The Nexsen Handbell Ringers
Rehearsals: Wednesdays from 5:45 – 6:45 p.m., in room 115. This auditioned handbell ensemble accepts ringers anytime a position opens in the group. They ring during the worship services four times each year and take a week-long tour each Summer. The group rings two concerts each year at Boone UMC and a concert at Christmas with the Watauga Community Band.

Handbell Quintet
This auditioned group of five ringers from the Nexsen Handbell Ringers, rings regularly at concerts by the Nexsen Ringers. They ring several times each year during the worship services.