Stonebridge United Methodist Church is well known across the community for it's amazing music ministry. From the beautiful sounds of the Celebration Handbells, to the heavenly voices of the Celebration Choir, to Hannah Walker and The Bridge band, to the tender voices of the children's choirs, the music ministry draws our hearts closer to God through the powerful music it provides
The Celebration Choir is primarily responsible for providing special music for Celebration Service, memorial services, and special occasions. All are welcome to join this amazing group of talented singers, regardless of experience level. Practices are held Wednesday nights at 7 p.m., and are open to all adults college-age and older. Contact Marla Basta for more information.
This group of talented musicians perform for selected Celebration services and for special Easter and Christmas presentations. The Celebration Handbells meet every Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. Adults interested in this group should have previous experience in instrumental ensemble, piano, or choir. It is very important that these members be able to count basic eighth-note rhythms. Dedicated attendance is essential to this popular ensemble's success.
The Celebration Band provides the instrumental accompaniment for Celebration services and many other special functions throughout the year. The incredibly talented group of musicians are professional instrumentalists with extensive experience performing in a wide variety of musical styles. Band members must be able to sight-read standard notation, chord notation, and perform with very little rehearsal. Anyone wanting to serve the church through the Celebration Band is invited to contact Marla Basta.
The Bridge Band repertoire is made up of modern contemporary praise music and modified hymns. Worship leader, Hannah Walker, and other praise vocalists are accompanied by electric guitars, drums, and more.
Grace Notes (preschool - Kindergarten)
The heart-warming Grace Notes are made of 3-year-olds through Kindergarteners who perform during Celebration Services. Tracy Lastrapes meets with them as part of their regular Sunday school time. For more information, contact Tracy Lastrapes.
Whole Notes (grades 1 - 5)
The Whole Notes choir performs during worship services and church-wide special events. This wonderful group of 1st - 5th graders meets on Sundays from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in Tracy's Choir Room-RAC 261. Come join us for music, dance, drama, worship, and lots of fun! For more information, contact Tracy Lastrapes.
**Fall 2017 kick off for the 1st-5th grade Children’s Choir is Sunday, September 10th in Tracy’s Choir Room-RAC 261! Please return form and $25 fee per child (check payable to Stonebridge UMC) on or before the first rehearsal. Rehearsals are held during the school year on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Register and pay here, or click here to download a registration form.
Ascend Choir (grades 6 - 8)
The Ascend Choir (6th-8th grades) rehearses on Sundays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. This choir performs in church as well as "touring" locally at homeless shelters, nursing homes, and hospitals. Looking for young people who play instruments, sing, and have a heart for serving God with their musical talents. For more information, please contact Tracy Lastrapes.
**Fall 2017 kick off for the 6th-8th grade Choir is Sunday, September 10th from 11:40 a.m. -12:30 p.m. in RAC 261! Please return form and $10 fee per student (checks made out to Stonebridge UMC) on or before the first rehearsal. Register and pay here, or click here to download a registration form.
Higher Ground Singers (grades 9 - 12)
Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights before Upper Alley youth group. Interested singers and instrumentalists should contact Hannah Walker for more information.