Our music groups happily welcome all new members, whether experienced musicians or beginning performers, so if you have not participated in music groups in the past, please know we love seeing new faces as our programs expand. There are no auditions for membership, just a willingness to serve God and the church community! If you are interested in being involved with the following groups, please contact Elaine Jaeke or Bill Dickman. We both can be reached at the church, 608.846.9711.
Bill Dickman, Music Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
Praise Band and Vocals
We are a group of vocalists and musicians ranging from middle school through adult age performing music in a Contemporary Christian and traditional style. This is an exciting and energetic group to be a part of, and we welcome all new members enthusiastically! Practices are currently held before Sunday morning worship services.
Youth Praise Band
We are excited to be starting a youth praise band at Norway Grove this fall (2018) where kids will have the opportunity to practice and perform songs during the WOW (Worship on Wednesdays) night services. For more information, please contact Bill Dickman @ email@example.com.
We’re a mixed choir that has grown to approximately 15 members. We always welcome new faces! The Chancel Choir sings at least once a month, September through May, at the Sunday morning worship services, as well as additional performances during Lenten/Easter and Advent/Christmas seasons. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m., September through May.
Children attending Norway Grove’s Wednesday night Religious Education programs have the opportunity to learn fun Christian songs during the JAM program on Wednesday evenings. Songs are performed for the congregation on Wednesday evenings, and we work hard on an annual Christmas program that is proudly presented during a Sunday worship service in December.
Youth Tone Chimes
Students in 1st grade and up are invited to take part in this exciting musical opportunity! Students will learn basic note reading and counting along with beginning tone chime technique on a brand new set of chimes that were donated to the church in the summer of 2011. Practices are on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 6pm during the school year. Performances are planned as readiness allows.
Special Music Solo and Ensemble Groups
Soloists and small groups regularly perform at our church services. We are blessed to have several volunteer musicians who share their talents with the congregation and enhance our worship experience. We also welcome student musicians to provide prelude, offertory, and communion music. If you are interested in performing as a soloist or as part of a small ensemble, please contact Bill Dickman or Elaine Jaeke.