Music Ministry


Our Music Ministry serves to enhance worship through powerful melodies and lyrics glorifying God. We feature a collection of large and small ensembles featured in regular rotations throughout the year. This ministry showcases its extraordinary capacity for enriching worship through our annual Easter and Christmas Cantatas, featuring an orchestra and expanded choir. Make a joyful noise – all are welcome! Contact Bill McGuire for more information.

Bill McGuire
Director of Music
bill@fumcnb.org
(830) 625-4513


“…but be filled with the Spirit,as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts,giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
– Ephesians 5:18-20


Our Ensembles


8:30am Sonrise Choir
Traditional Worship

Sonrise Singers start their sessions yearly with only a couple of Saturday rehearsals to rehearse the repertoire for the upcoming season.  Each Sunday, they gather at 7:45am for a vocal warmup and review of the worship anthem before service.

9:45am Nameless Band
Contemporary Worship

Nameless Band rehearses weekly, usually on Wednesday or Thursday evenings, and choose their repertoire from popular contemporary Christian favorites you’ll hear on the radio and Christian broadcastings.

11:00am Sanctuary Choir
Traditional Worship

Sanctuary Choir rehearses each Wednesday evening from 7:00 till 8:00 with our professional piano accompanist. Each Sunday, they meet at 10:30am for a group vocal warmup and rehearsal for the anthem featured during 11:00am worship.


First Bells Handbell Choir

The First Bells perform during Traditional worship one Sunday each month during the ministry season. This talented group practices each Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:00pm and additionally gather for an early rehearsal before worship on each of their performance Sundays. Even if you’ve never read music or know how, this experience is immersive – with demonstrations and studies teaching the basics of rhythm counting, tempos, and understanding melodies. We welcome all ages and all experience levels to join in the fun and fellowship of this unique experience!

Cantata Choir and Orchestra

Rehearsals for the Easter and Christmas Cantatas begin approximately two months prior to the performance date. The group combines members of all the choirs, volunteers from the congregation, and an instrumental orchestra. This faithful experience is formatted in the style of a musical, comprised largely of moving musical compositions, with a unique narrative story written specifically for our worship, and combined with beautiful visual presentations.  Rehearsals for the cantatas start about two months before the performance date, and are held on Wednesdays 6:45-7:45pm.


Events for week of December 8, 2019

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Mon 9th

D/S Chapel-Patrick

December 9 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am UTC-5

Staff Meeting

December 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am UTC-5

Pastor’s Meeting

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-5
Tue 10th

AUDIO SYSTEM INSTALL

December 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-5

DS Consultations

December 10 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm UTC-5

AUDIO SYSTEM INSTALL

December 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-5
Wed 11th

AUDIO SYSTEM INSTALL

December 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-5

Grandma’s Christmas Stocking

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC-5

Grandma’s Christmas Stocking

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC-5
Thu 12th

Mahjong

December 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm UTC-5

Trustees Meeting

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5

Mission/Outreach Team Meeting

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Fri 13th

Parent’s Night Out (PNO)

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-5
Sat 14th

Piano Recital-Susan Bell

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-5

Room reserved

December 14 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-5