The Voices of Hope are a four part SATB choir that leads worship at Hope on a weekly basis. (Click here for the upcoming choir schedule.) They sing for each of the three Sunday morning worship services, rotating weekly, but their rehearsal remains consistent at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday evening. Rehearsals usually last from 7:00-8:00 P.M., although the choir may stay later when preparing for major holidays such as Christmas and Easter. Anyone who loves to sing is welcome to join the Voices of Hope. New members may be required to sing a verse of a hymn for the choir director to determine which section they belong in. The choir season runs from September through May.
Bells of Hope
The Bells of Hope ring for special occasions; Christmas, Easter, Christ the King, Palm Sunday, and other special events. When preparing to play for worship, the Bells of Hope practice on Wednesday night, immediately following the Voices of Hope rehearsal; usually from 8:00-9:00 P.M. The Bells of Hope are also open to anyone who loves music, although some note reading skill is helpful.
Our Youth Choir is a new addition this year, open to any student in third grade or higher. The Youth Choir rehearses from 4:00-5:00 P.M. on Sunday afternoon, and leads worship once a month, in addition to outreach performances. Their choir season also runs from September through May.
Al Kranz arranges music and is in charge of our Praise Band, which plays at the 11:00 A.M. service the first Sunday of each month. The band rehearses from 9:30-10:30 A.M. on the first Sunday of the month. If you are currently a member of a community or school band, or have played a woodwind or brass instrument in the past, please consider joining. The Praise Band is a great way to make a joyful noise to the Lord!
The Lift team is our rock style band that plays contemporary Christian style music for our Sunday 6:00 P.M. service. Scott Bowles is the worship leader for this dynamic ensemble. The Lift teams rehearses each Sunday afternoon from 5:00-5:45 P.M., just before their worship service. If you are a JOY FM fan, this music team is perfect for you!