Music Ministry

The Music Ministry of Shalimar UMC is an exciting fellowship, growing both spiritually and numerically. This ministry strives to be a driving force in the area of musical excellence and worship leadership, appealing to the church and community not only through special seasonal programs, but also through organized weekly ministries. Everyone has a place to be involved in the Music Ministry. We have musical opportunities for preschoolers through adults!

The Choirs
Chancel Choir: Open Enrollment- for those 18 and older.
Regular Rehearsals
- Wednesdays 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm (Music Suite)
Sings Primarily- 11:00 am service and every other month during the 8:00 am service
Seasonal Concerts -Christmas, Lent and 4th of July with full orchestra

Click here to visit the Chancel Choir page

Saturday Break Free & 11:07 Freedom and  Praise Team and Band: Young adult mixed vocal and instrumental ensemble
Regular Rehearsals- Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm (Family Life Center)
Sings and plays primarily- 
Every Sunday during the 11:07 Freedom Worship Service 

Youth Choir: Open Enrollment- 6th-12th grade
Regular Rehearsals- Sundays 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm (Music Suite)
Sings Primarily- monthly during 8:00 am service
Seasonal Concerts- Fall and Spring Dinner Theaters; 10-day Summer Choir Tours

Children's Choirs: Open Enrollment, School Year Only 
Wee Ones (4 & 5 year olds); Sonshine Kids (1st & 2nd grade); and God's Kids (3rd-5th grade)
Regular Rehearsals- 
Sundays 4:30 - 5:15 pm 
Sings Primarily- fourth Sunday of the month in 8 & 11 am services
Seasonal Concerts- Christmas and Spring Musicals

Instrumental Groups
Church Orchestra:  Open Enrollment- youth and adults (audition required with Worship Pastor)
Regular Rehearsals- Wednesdays 5:30-6:45 pm (Music Suite)
Plays Primarily- 4th Sunday of each month during 8 & 11 am services
Seasonal Concerts- accompanies adult choir during Christmas, Spring and God & Country concerts

Adult Handbells(Joy Ringers) Enrollment- as needed (audition required with Worship Pastor)
Regular Rehearsals- Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 pm (Music Suite)
Rings Primarily- every 2 months
Seasonal Concerts- as needed

Vocal Ensembles
Gloryland- men's ensemble (audition required) 
Regular Rehearsals- Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm (Library)
Sings Primarily- 3rd Sunday of each month during the 8 & 11 am services
Other Presentations- various local and out of town events (retirement centers, banquets etc.) and as needed by the Worship Pastor

Rejoice- ladies ensemble  (audition required) 
Regular Rehearsals- Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm (Chapel)
Sings Primarily- 2nd Sunday of each month during the 11:00 am service
Other Presentations- as needed by Worship Pastor

Lighthouse- mixed adult ensemble (audition required)
Regular Rehearsals- Mondays 6:00-7:00 pm (Music Suite)
Sings Primarily- 1st Sunday of each month during the 8 & 11 am services
Other Presentations- as needed by Worship Pastor

Connect Praise Team- mixed adult ensemble (audition required)
Regular Rehearsals- Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm (Sanctuary)
Sings Primarily- every Sunday during the 9:30 am Connect Worship Service

If you're interested in joining a music group at Shalimar UMC, contact our Worship Pastor, Rev. Brad Bradford (651-0721, ext. 112).