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.
The praise team plays during the 9:30 & 11:00 contemporary services every
Sunday. With a convenient rotating schedule, there is always room for new
musicians and vocalists. If you are interested in this group contact Tony Walsh.
Children & Youth Music Ministry
This choir is for children age 3 – Kindergarten who love to sing, dance, and serve the Lord through joyful song. They rehearse on Sundays, 10:30 – 10:50 am and sing about once a month at both contemporary and traditional services.
This choir is for children in 1st – 5th grades and involves mostly unison singing with instruction in learning how to read music. They rehearse on Wednesdays, 4:45 – 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 6th – 10th grades, they undertake more advanced choral singing, and receive increased instruction in reading music and vocal techniques. They rehearse on Wednesdays, 4:00 – 4:40 pm, and busing from Jackson schools is generally available for rehearsals. This choir sings about once a month at both contemporary and traditional services.
This beginning handchimes choir is for children in 2nd – 6th grades, 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. Children’s Chimes rehearse on Thursdays, 4:40-5:10 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 per year.
This handbell choir is for youth in 6th – 12th grades, 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 rehearse on Thursdays, 3:45 – 4:30 pm, and busing from Jackson schools is generally available for rehearsals. This group plays in traditional worship services approximately 6 – 8 times per year.
CHAOS YOUTH WORSHIP BAND
The worship band is for youth 9th – 12th grades 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 Tony Walsh.
**Unless otherwise noted, please contact Julie Geiser, Director of Sanctuary Services, for more information, or to join.**