Music

Summer Outdoor Music Circles

We will gather outdoors in these designated spaces as we explore and enjoy music together in safe ways with a variety of instruments.

Registration is closed all groups. You can email Terri terri@fbcgso.org if you have questions.

Preschool, Children and Youth Music Circles will meet approximately 30 minutes. Adult Handbells will meet for 45 minutes.

Preschoolers (age 4 and 5) will meet at the same time as older children for ease of families. To maintain safety, parents of fours and fives are expected to attend and participate with your child.

Guitar Circles– Although we have some guitars at the church, please let us know if you have your own guitar to bring.

Tuesdays, July 14 – August 11

Adult Handbells, 8am, Atrium Drive-Through 

Middle School Guitar, 7:30pm, Outdoor Chapel 

 

Thursdays, July 16 – August 13

Preschool (age 4 – 5) & Parent Music Activities, 9am, Church Lawn 

Children’s (age 6 – 10) Drumming, 9am, Outdoor Chapel 

High School Guitar, Thursdays at 7:30pm, Outdoor Chapel 

 

Adult Music Ministry

Sanctuary Choir  |  Sundays, 7 p.m. and/or Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m.  (September-May) |  Room 311
The anchor of our music ministry, this adult choir sings in the morning worship service on 3rd and 4th Sundays. The Sanctuary Choir also prepares larger works for special seasons of the church year. Two rehearsals are offered each week and choir members may attend one or both rehearsals. College students are always welcome. Childcare is provided for young children and activities or homework study time for older children. Directors: Doug and Terri Vancil

Instrumental Ensemble  |  Sunday mornings, 9:30 a.m. (September-May)  |  Sanctuary
For high school through adult ages, this ensemble plays periodically for worship and during special seasons. All range of instrumentalists are welcome from the symphony player to the school band player, present and former! Rehearsals are at 9:30 a.m. on the specific Sundays the group plays in Worship.

Adult Handbells  |  Sundays, 6 p.m. (September-April)  |  Room 319
A group of experienced ringers, this adult bell group rehearses on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. and rings often in worship and for special seasonal services. New ringers, especially college age, are always welcome.  Director: Terri Vancil

 

Youth Music Ministry

Youth Choir |  Sundays, 5 p.m.  |  Room 311
All 6th-12th graders are welcome. During the school year the youth choir sings periodically in worship and for special services.      Director: Doug Vancil

Music-Youth Handbells  |  Sundays, 4 p.m. (Fall and Spring)  |  Room 319
Youth Handbell Choir  is open to 6th-12th graders. The group rings on a short term basis (4 weeks) in fall and spring. They will combine with our other handbell groups to ring periodically for worship services during the school year. Bell ringers must be active members of Youth Choir.  Director: Terri Vancil

Instrumental Ensemble  |  Sundays, 7 p.m.  |  Sanctuary
For high school through adult ages, this ensemble plays periodically for worship and during special seasons. All range of instrumentalists are welcome from school band member to symphony player.

 

Children Music Ministry

Music for Threes and Fours  |  Wednesdays (Sept-May)
6:00 p.m. Early-arriver “Storytime”  |   6:15-6:45 p.m. Music Activities: Our youngest children become aware of God’s story through singing games, steady beat activities and movement  |  6:45-7:15 p.m. Mission Activities and Bible Stories. Teacher: Louise Burroughs

Music for Kindergarten and Grade 1  |  Wednesdays (Sept-May)
6:00 p.m. Early-arriver “Storytime”  |  6:15-6:45 p.m. Music Activities
Our young school-agers enjoy music and vocal discovery through singing, movement, games and rhythm instruments. Director: Penny Rowe

Young Musicians Choir for 2nd-5th Grade  |  Wednesdays, Room 223/225 (September – May)
6:00 p.m. Orff Ensemble  |  6:15-6:45 p.m. Music Activities
Advanced musical and vocal development is offered to older children through singing, Orff instruments, ethnic drums, handbell, and movement. This choir sings periodically for worship and during special seasons of the church year. A children’s musical is presented bi-annually. Director: Terri Vancil