There are many opportunities to be involved in the music ministries at Church of the Lakes.
Adult Music Ministry
This 25-voice choir sings weekly at the 8:30 traditional service and rehearses immediately afterward, 9:30-10:15 am.
This 60-voice choir sings weekly at the 11:00 traditional service and rehearses on Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 pm. This choir also provides music at additional special services and occasions throughout the year, such as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Cantata Sunday, spring concerts, and community events.
BELLS of the LAKES
This 13-member handbell choir plays five octaves of Malmark handbells and rehearses on Thursday evenings, 6:00-7:15 pm. They play approximately once a month at the 8:30 and 11:00 traditional worship services.
This 4-member handbell ensemble for the advanced ringer plays four-in-hand handbell pieces and quartets. They play at the 8:30 and 11:00 traditional services approximately once every six weeks.
This 25-voice all-male choir rehearses every other week on Wednesday evenings, 5:45-6:30 pm and sings at the 8:30 and 11:00 worship services approximately once a month.
This 25-voice all-female choir rehearses every other week on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:15 pm and sings at the 8:30 and 11:00 worship services approximately once a month.
This brass ensemble ranges from a quartet to a larger brass choir and rehearses weekly according to schedules set by the members. They play at the 8:30 and 11:00 traditional services approximately twice each semester and as needed with larger works presented by the Chancel Choir occasionally.
“NOT QUITE SAINTS” DIXIELAND BAND
This unique nine-member Dixieland band rehearses most Sundays from 12:30–1:30 pm and plays in worship approximately twice a year in addition to performing throughout the community approximately eight times a year. If you are interested in joining this group contact Denny Smith, 330-499-6626.
CHURCH OF THE LAKES DANCE BAND
This 18-member “big band” with vocalist rehearses on Sunday afternoons as needed and performs one or two dances each year at the church to benefit local charities. If you are interested in joining this group contact Denny Smith, 330-499-6626.
9:30 (CBJ) PRAISE TEAM
The praise team plays weekly at the 9:30 contemporary service and rehearses immediately before, 7:30-9:00 am. With a convenient rotating schedule, there is always room for new musicians and vocalists. If you are interested in this group contact Vanessa Mowrer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
OASIS WORSHIP TEAM
The worship team plays weekly at the 11:00 contemporary Oasis service and rehearses off-site on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm. No long-term commitment is required and all levels of musical talent are welcome. If you are interested in joining this group contact John Kocher, email@example.com.
Children & Youth Music Ministry
This choir is for children ages 3-5 who love to sing, dance, and serve the Lord through joyful song. They rehearse on Sunday mornings, 10:30-10:55 am and sing about once a month at both contemporary and traditional services.
This choir is for children in grades 1-4 and involves mostly unison singing with instruction in learning how to read music. They rehearse on Wednesday afternoons, 4:40-5:25 pm, and busing from Jackson schools is generally available. This choir sings about once a month at both contemporary and traditional services.
This choir is for students in grades 5-10, they undertake more advanced choral singing, and receive increased instruction in reading music and vocal techniques. They rehearse on Wednesdays afternoons, 4:45-5:30 pm, and busing from Jackson schools is generally available. This choir sings approximately once a month at the 11:00 traditional service.
This beginning handchimes choir is for children in grades 2-6 who have little musical training but are eager to learn. They receive basic instruction in notes and rhythms and develop the skills needed to advance, into our Youth Bells group. Children’s Chimes rehearse on Thursday afternoons, 4:30-5:00 pm, and busing from Jackson schools is generally available for rehearsals. This group plays at the 11:00 traditional service as they are ready, about six times a year.
This handbell choir is for youth in grades 6-12 who are musically advanced. Some musical training in voice or an instrument and an ability to read music, are generally required. Children’s Chimes experience is a benefit but not required. Youth Bells rehearses on Wednesday afternoons, 3:45-4:45 pm and play in traditional worship services approximately six to eight times a year.
CHAOS YOUTH WORSHIP BAND
The worship band is for youth in grades 9-12 and plays weekly at the CHAOS service on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm. They rehearse immediately before, 6:15-7:15 pm. No long-term commitment is required. If you are interested in joining this group contact John Kocher, firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Unless otherwise noted, please contact Julie Geiser, Director of Sanctuary Services, email@example.com for more information, or to join.**