Traditional Music: Something to Sing and Ring About!
Many have said that one of the most pleasant, rewarding and challenging activities you can be part of is singing in a choir. At American Lutheran Church we are blessed to offer numerous opportunities for adults, youth and children to participate in wonderful choral and instrumental music. Some of the congregation’s most dedicated people are the musicians.
NEW VOCAL & HANDBELL CHOIR REHEARSAL SCHEDULE (Youth through Adult):
VOCAL CHOIRS (Wednesdays beginning September 7, 2016)
- Youth (Grades 6-12) 4:50-5:30 PM (before Confirmation)
- Jubilate (Women’s) 6:00–6:50 PM
- Sanctus (Adult SATB) Wednesday 7:00–8:30 PM
HANDBELL CHOIRS (Thursdays beginning September 8, 2016*)
- Hosanna Ringers (Grades 6-12) TBD by group in Sept.
- Chancel Chimers (Intermediate Adult) 1:00–2:00 PM
- Peals of Praise (Advanced Adult) 6:00–7:00 PM
- Heavenly Chimers (Special Needs Adults, *begins September 15) 4:30–5:15 PM
SPROUTS CHOIR for 4- and 5-year-olds will begin on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 1:00-1:45 PM in the Choir Room. Choir children will be introduced to music through pitch matching, singing of simple Christian songs, rhythm instruments, movement, and other fun activities utilizing the curriculum, Growing in Grace. Each week will focus on a theme, coordinating with scripture. The children will be scheduled to sing for worship about four times during the season — not emphasizing performance, but instead having fun exploring music. Sprouts Choir will meet on Mondays and follow the public school and American Lutheran School schedule of vacations and breaks. Registration forms are available in the church office, downstairs preschool office, and Choir Room. Please register by September 14; after the choir reaches 24 children there will be a waiting list. Contact Minister of Music, David Sherman through the church office for more information.
K’MOTION CLUB is ALC’s new Wednesday after-school program for kids in grades K-4, combining activities and choir. Beginning September 14, students will meet from 3:15—4:30 PM for snacks, energetic games, and to learn to worship God through song and movement. Sign-up forms will be available starting Sunday, August 28 in the Choir Room, downstairs Children’s Ministry office, and the church office. Contact Minister of Music, David Sherman or Children’s Ministry leaders, Debbie Smith or Kathy Lilley through the church office for more info.
LEAGUE 56 for grades 5 and 6: League 56 is our new after-school ministry to 5th and 6th graders, beginning on September 14. Students will meet on Wednesdays from 1:30—3:30 PM at The Rock, ALC’s student outreach facility at 655 Talwatha Drive. League 56 programming will include tutoring, games, and discipleship. Choir will be offered from 3:45—4:15 PM in the Choir Room at ALC for those 5th and 6th graders who would like to participate.
Contact David Sherman, Minister of Music for more information or to participate in any of the vocal choirs and/or handbell choirs. Newcomers are always welcome! There is also an opportunity for instrumental and vocal soloists and small groups in leadership capacities in the worship services.
Contemporary Music: Worship Team
Contact Kenny James, Director of Contemporary Music for information on participating in the Worship Team for Contemporary services in the Fellowship Hall (guitar, percussion, keyboards, bass, and other instruments; vocals).
Other Areas of Musical Interest & Opportunity
- Church orchestra
- Vocal soloist, vocal duet/trio/quartet, etc.
- Brass, woodwind and string ensembles
- Handbell solo, duet, and small ensemble
- Men’s choir
- Piano accompanying
- Substitute organist
- Instrumental soloist