Members of all ages can be an active part of our music ministry! There are 3 ways to participate:
Worship Service Music (all ages)
Our Music Ministry and musicians are an integral part of weekly worship services. Most weekends, someone from the congregation volunteers to sing or play an instrument. More than 40 adults and 30 youth stepped up to present music to the congregation over the course of last year alone. Children, youth, and adults of all abilities are welcome and encouraged to share their gifts. Please contact our Music Director, Tracy Dullea, if you and/or your child are interested in performing during a service or other UUSG event.
Religious Education Music Program (PreK-Grade 5)
This musical component to religious education gives our children the opportunity to learn Unitarian Universalist songs created especially for young people. Each week, before going to classrooms, students will spend 5-10 minutes in the Common Room to learn and sing songs together. Lyrics and melodies will be sent home so young people can sing the songs with their family. Then, twice during the year, the songs will be shared with the congregation during the "For All Ages" segment of the worship service. This program is taught by Sandra Anderson.
Choir (Grade 9-adult)
This year, the choir will perform a total of four times. We are trying a new day and time for rehearsals: 7:00-8:30pm, 2-3 Wednesdays before a performance weekend. Teen youth and adults are welcome to sing for one or all weekends. Sign up here or contact Cynthia Spiegel for questions.
NOvember - December 2018 Music News
Warming hearts this chilly autumn have been the talents of three ensembles, beginning with dynamic tunes by the MUUSA Bluegrass Band comprised of John Sandman, Jeff Teppema and Tracy Dullea.
Lending their music to the powerful Veterans Day service were Brian Joose, Tracey McFadden and David Hanchette, with bugler Dawn Pokorny concluding the program with taps.
The Jazz Combo shone in favorite standards played by Michael Townley on trombone, Geoff Pynn on piano, Tracy on double bass and guest Michael Bazan on saxophone and flute.
The RE Music Students, led by Sandra Anderson, sweetly performed “I Have a Dream,” with a little help from the congregation. Sharing their gifts at the piano were Sandra and Robert Vanderschaaf.
Looking ahead, we’ll hear violinist Mary Phillips and the keyboard artistry of Geoff, Lynn Fisher McCanne and Tom Zimmerman. Don't miss our fun-filled Brown Bag Holiday Pageant and the wonderful musical variety that accompanies it, featuring Ellie and David Montgomery.
Be a part of the joy of music – there is a place for you in our Music Ministry! Students, amateurs, professionals, adults & youth. Please contact Music Director Tracy Dullea at firstname.lastname@example.org today!