Our music program is led by our Music Director, Grayce Armstrong. If you would like to share your gift of music or have any questions, please contact Grayce.
DeBows United Methodist Church is blessed with musicians, composers, and singers who care about, and pray for each other, and share their musical talent freely and joyfully. We welcome newcomers to join our music ministry, either vocal or instrumental. Christmas and Easter cantatas provide additional opportunity to sing with the choir. All ages and abilities are welcome.
Sunday Schedule for Music
9:00-9:25am – Instrumental and/or Vocal Warm-up in Sanctuary
- Worship Service Begins
- Cantor and string players lead the worship
- A choir member serves as a cantor to lead congregational singing
- Musical offerings are welcome, vocal and/or instrumental; please contact Grayce to schedule
- There are currently not enough singers for a full choir: if you would like to sing in choir, please contact Grayce. Choir will resume when there are enough people available.
Praise Band ~ See Note
The praise band plays on the last Sunday of each month. The last Sunday of each month is Revival Sunday. Please contact Grayce if you play an instrument and wish to participate in praise band.
Band Practice – Monday night from 6:30-7:30pm
NOTE: Praise band music selections are made based on the preferences and talents of the musicians participating. Some of the genres currently represented include folk music, country, bluegrass, southern gospel, and original composition. Current band instrumentalists include mandolin, acoustic guitar, fiddle, and occasionally pennywhistle, banjo and/or percussion. Congregational requests are honored if at all possible.
Classical/ traditional worship music currently includes traditional hymns with organ, violin and/or viola, French horn, sometimes bells, harp, keyboard.
All instruments and instrumentalists are welcome including ones not listed currently! A bass player would be especially helpful: the band is currently missing the bass player due to military service. We welcome anybody who can help until he returns from a one year tour of duty.
Instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome any time and especially needed until such time as the choir is able to reconvene.
Please speak to the Pastor or Music Director to schedule your special offering.
Throughout Advent we are seeking people to contribute their favorite Christmas song offering. These offerings are proposed to be combined into a Festival of Lessons and Carols for worship December 22. Please contact Grayce if you’ve a favorite Advent or Christmas song you’d like to sing or play.
Some of the music presented during worship are original compositions created by members of our music ministry. If you have original music you would like to share with us, please contact Grayce.