Music + Arts

Choirs for All Ages

  • Chancel Choir

    Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., in the Choir Room (B157)

    Chancel Choir is open to all adults and sings in the 11:05 service every Sunday. This choir also has an annual Christmas concert and sings on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter.

    Contact James Wells to learn more.

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

    Wednesdays, 6:15-7 p.m. 

    We offer a wide range of children’s choirs for 4-year-olds through 5th graders. Children’s choirs sing in worship 3-4 times per year and have annual spring and winter concerts.

  • Jubilation Choir (6th – 8th grade)

    Sundays at 6:45 p.m. in the Choir Room (B157)

    This choir sings in the 8:15 service every 4-6 weeks and sings in other services throughout the year. Jubilation Choir sings in an annual Youth Advent Concert, at Heart Songs & Hymns, and on their annual summer tour.

    Contact James Wells to learn more.

  • Sonshine Choir (9th – 12th grade)

    Sundays at 5 p.m. in the Choir Room (B157)

    This choir sings in the 8:15 service every Sunday. Sonshine Choir sings in an annual Youth Advent Concert, at Heart Songs & Hymns, and on their annual summer tour.

    Contact James Wells to learn more.

  • IRIS Young Adult Ensemble

    Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Chapel

    IRIS is an a cappella group for young adults ranging from 18 to 30. The group occasionally provides special music for BUMC services and special events and is featured in major choral concerts, including Festival of Carols and Heartsongs.

    Contact Dana Gary to learn more.

Other Music Opportunities

  • JoySound Orchestra

    Rehearses Sundays at 3:45 p.m. in The Pit (Room A182)

    For all youth and adult instrumentalists who want to share their musical gifts with the church.

    JoySound plays in worship services 1-2 times per month from January through May.

    In addition to playing in worship, this group also plays in concerts throughout the year, at senior living communities, and other venues.

    Contact Patsy Wade at pwade@bumc.net to learn more

  • Contemporary Praise Band

    The Awakening Band requires an audition and interview. 

    The Awakening Band leads worship in the 9:45 service every Sunday.

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

    Contact Jeff Wood at jwood@bumc.net to schedule an audition.

  • BUMC Ringers

    Rehearses Sundays, 5-6 p.m., in Room B164

    BUMC Ringers is our adult handbell choir and rehearses on Sundays, 5-6 p.m., in Room B164. This group plays in worship 3-4 times per year and at other annual events such as Christmas concerts and Holy Week services.

    Contact Dr. Gregg Bunn at gbunn@bumc.net to learn more.

  • Youth Handbell Choir

    Rehearses Sundays, 4-5 p.m., in Room B164

    The Youth Handbell Choir is for 6th-12th graders and rehearses Sundays, 4-5 p.m., in Room B164. This group plays in the annual Youth Advent Concert and 1-2 other times throughout the year. 

    Contact Dr. Gregg Bunn at gbunn@bumc.net to learn more.

  • Rhythm + Bells

    For 2nd-5th graders

    Rhythm + Bells is for 2nd-5th graders. This group plays hand chimes, handbells, drums, and other percussion instruments in the children’s spring and winter concerts and 1-2 other times throughout the year. 

    Contact Amanda Craft at acraft@bumc.net to learn more.