Music + Arts

Choirs for All Ages

  • Chancel Choir

    Chancel Choir is open to all adults and rehearses Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Childcare is available as needed. Chancel Choir sings in the 10:45 a.m. worship service most Sundays, presents an annual Christmas concert, and sings in Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter services. New voices are always welcomed!

    Contact interim director Mark Edwards to learn more.

  • Children's Choirs (4 years – 5th grade)

    Children's Choirs are offered for children ages 4 through 5th grade. Angel Choir (Pre-K and Kindergarten), Agape Choir (grades 1-2), and Asbury Choir (grades 3-5) meet on Wednesdays 6:15-7 p.m. Children in grades 2-5 also have the option to participate in Rhythm + Bells, an instrumental music time before children's choir held 5-5:45 p.m.

    For more information, contact James Wells.

  • Sonshine Choir (6th – 12th grade)

    Sonshine Choir is open this year to students in grades 6-12 and welcomes those who seek to lead worship in music and grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, and musically. Sonshine Choir works hard to create an inclusive culture, encouraging one another in our faith journey. Together we find creative ways to connect with music, fun, and sharing our stories!

Other Music Opportunities

  • BUMC Ringers

    Do you have an interest in playing handbells? Adult ringers (18+) are welcomed to join BUMC Ringers (ringing experience is not required). BUMC Ringers rehearses on Sundays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the first floor Gathering Space. BUMC Ringers plays in worship & in concerts periodically each year, including the annual Festival of Carols.

    For more information, please contact Dr. Gregg Bunn.

  • BUMC Youth Orchestra

    BUMC Youth Orchestra is a new ensemble welcoming students in grades 6-12. No audition is necessary. All young instrumentalists are invited to play with this new group, BUMC members and non-members alike. We rehearse on Sundays, 3:30-4:25 p.m. Join us this year for fun music, great fellowship, and to play for the glory of God! 

    Contact director Patsy Wade to learn more.

  • Contemporary Praise Band

    The Contemporary Praise Band leads music and worship in the 9:15 a.m. service on Sundays.

    This group combines singers and instrumentalists to lift praises up to God through music. The Contemporary Worship Band requires an audition and interview to join.

    Contact Mason Caviness to learn more.

  • JoySound Orchestra

    JoySound Orchestra is thrilled to be meeting in-person for the 2021-2022 season. This multigenerational ensemble invites wind, string, brass, and percussion instrumentalists to join together to use your gifts in music ministry. JoySound Orchestra is open to adults and students in grades 9-12. No audition is necessary; BUMC members and non-members are welcomed to play and fellowship with JoySound!

    Contact Patsy Wade to learn more.

  • Rhythm + Bells

    Rhythm + Bells meets on Wednesday nights, 5-5:45 p.m., during the school year. Open to children in grades 2-5, Rhythm + Bells (with Bunn and Wells!) is an instrumental music time where children explore different percussion and Orff instruments as wells as handchimes and more!

    For more information, please contact James Wells.

Meet the Worship + Arts Team

Gregg Bunn-web

Dr. Gregg Bunn

Director of Worship + Arts
gbunn@bumc.net
615.324.7249

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Mason Caviness

Worship Leader
mcaviness@bumc.net

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Haley Durham

Worship Coordinator
hdurham@bumc.net
615.324.8216

Mark Edwards-web

Mark Edwards

Interim Chancel Choir + Adult Ensemble Director
medwards@bumc.net

Mary Marshall-web

Mary Marshall

Choral + Instrumental Coordinator 
mmarshall@bumc.net

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Jeff Wood

Director of Production
jwood@bumc.net
615.373.3689

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Lynn Summar

Angel Choir Director
(Pre-K + Kindergarten)

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Patsy Wade

Director of JoySound Orchestra
pwade@bumc.net
615.324.8204

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James Wells

Director of Choral Ministries
jwells@bumc.net
615.324.7228