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
Rehearsals: Tuesdays from 3:15 – 4:00 p.m., Sept. – May, in room 115. The choir is for children in first and 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 Anita Woodard.
Rehearsals: Thursday from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m., Sept. – May, in room 115. Chime Choir is for children in third – sixth grade. It provides children with an introduction to hand chime instruments. Basic rhythm, music theory, and coordination are stressed. Ringers are taught how to read music and basic music symbols. The group participates in worship four times each year. The choir is directed by Anita Woodard.
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.
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.