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 Rosenkrans, 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-Cordogan.
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.
April - May 2017 Music News
April has brought us beautiful musical bouquets including a special Musicians' Appreciation Service featuring personal stories and musical favorites by most of our regular performers. Andy and Ellie Montgomery started the amazing service with ingathering music, followed by contributions from Cynthia Spiegel, Kelly Herz, Pat Vary, Tracey McFadden, Tom Zimmerman, Geoff Pynn, Sandra Anderson-Cordogan, Lynn Fisher McCanne, John & Tracy Rosenkrans, and youth soloist Bryce Jonke. Special thanks to Tom Lichtenheld for the inspiration behind our For All Ages, "Sing a Song."
The Easter landscape was more than unique with The Bunny Band, hopping with tunes by Tracey McFadden (aka E.B.), Andy Montgomery, Liam Johnson, and Tracy & John Rosenkrans. The band had the congregation grooving to songs inspired by the Wood Brothers and singing along to "Sweet Caroline" & "Put Your Hand in the Hand."
Intricate harmonies were provided by the members of FUUsion, whose joyful pieces were sung by Trish Beckjord, Pam Birch, Lynn Fisher McCanne, Susan O’Neill, Dawn Pokorny, Rhonda Robinson, Shawna Tiffin and Pat Vary, with percussion accompaniment by Jennifer Covert.
Looking ahead, we’ll be treated to selections by our wonderful pianists, Quinn Welsh, EnsAmble Ad-Hoc, and our own UUSG Choir, led by Cynthia Spiegel.
There is a place for you in our Music Ministry. Be brave and talk to Music Director Tracy Rosenkrans at firstname.lastname@example.org!