OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS
chancel choir is a traditional four-part mixed choir that meets weekly for
rehearsal and sings almost every Sunday from September through mid-June. The
music the choir sings is varied to reflect the flavor for each service and is
selected to be challenging, educational for the singers, meaningful for the
congregation and above all, enjoyable for all!
the donation of a two octave set of Schulmerich hand chimes and a loan
octaves of Petit et Fritsen handbells, the ringing program at Waverly
in 2005, thanks to the generosity and encouragement of Sue Garton and
Liberty Presbyterian Church. Waverly Ringers handbell choir meets
from September through mid-June and performs four to five times a year.
This group is open to anyone who has an interest in music but may not
have had much
musical training. And, as anyone who has ever picked up a handbell or
chime will tell you, ringing is just darn addictive!
Praise Group is an informal collaboration between many of Waverly’s most
talented individuals. Though the group does not meet regularly, they
always contribute in one form or another to worship on a monthly basis.
group also tends to form and reshape itself into many combinations over
summer. Membership is on a voluntary basis and depends on volunteers’
as well as instrumentation. The Praise Group typically chooses music
more contemporary or folk in nature and also joins the choir and
hymns or rock-flavored arrangements.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH
is as important to our youth as it is our adult population and there is
an astonishing wealth of talent in our younger generation. The many
talented but more seasoned adult volunteers help bring out the spirit
in our youth by encouraging and coaching their musical offerings. The
music program is less formal than our adult programs, but youth share
talents in worship at least six to eight times a year.
Sunday School Singers engage in music weekly in their Sunday School
thanks to the musical talents of our Youth Programs Director, Jean Bird.
age group includes youth from pre-school to sixth grade and their
always enjoyed. Often, these children will include signing in their
High Youth Band
Jr./Sr. High Youth Band has undergone many transformations over the
soccer practices and other activities come and go. However, their
offerings have always been engaging and well worth “shaking things up!”
The many talents of this group have enjoyed exploring the music of