Music + Arts

Choirs for All Ages

  • Chancel Choir

    Wednesdays beginning August 10, 6:30-8 p.m.

    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 11 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 Ryan Jones to learn more.

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

    Wednesdays beginning September 7, 6:15-7 p.m.

    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.

    See the Children's Choir Fall Calendar here.

  • Jubilation Choir (6th – 8th grade)

    Sundays beginning August 28, 5 p.m.

    Jubilation Choir is open to students in grades 6-8 and welcomes those who seek to lead worship in music and grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, and musically. Jubilation 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!

    Contact James Wells to learn more.

  • Sonshine Choir (9th – 12th grade)

    Sundays beginning August 28, 7 p.m.

    Sonshine Choir is open to students in grades 9-12 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!

    Contact James Wells to learn more.

Other Music Opportunities

  • BUMC Ringers

    Sundays beginning September 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    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

    Sundays beginning August 28, 4-4:45 p.m.

    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. Join us this year for fun music, great fellowship, and to play for the glory of God! 

    Contact director Patsy Wade to learn more.

  • For His Glory (Liturgical Dance Ministry)

    Sundays beginning August 21, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    For His Glory is our liturgical dance ministry for 1st through 5th graders. For His Glory dances in worship 2-3 times per year and at other musical events throughout the year. No dance experience is required.

    Liturgical dance is a longstanding expression of worship in the Christian faith. The free-flowing movement allows dancers and viewers alike to experience a wide range of emotions while connecting with God.

    Contact ForHisGloryBUMC@gmail.com to learn more.

  • JoySound Orchestra

    Tuesdays beginning August 16, 6:45-8 p.m.

    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 Ryan Jones to learn more.

  • Rhythm + Bells

    Wednesdays beginning September 7, 5-5:45 p.m.

    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.

  • Worship Band

    The Worship Band leads music and worship in the 9:45 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.

Meet the Worship + Arts Team

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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 + Arts Coordinator
hdurham@bumc.net
615.324.8216

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Ryan Jones

Director of Traditional Music 
rjones@bumc.net

Mary Marshall-web

Mary Marshall

Worship + Arts Administrative Director 
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

Pianist | Associate Director of Orchestra Music
pwade@bumc.net
615.324.8204

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James Wells

Director of Youth + Children's Music
jwells@bumc.net
615.324.7228