Music Ministry

Children’s and Youth Choirs

Cherub Choir (K-2nd) is for our youngest singers, and learns music through story-songs and movement while enjoying games, activities, and crafts. Our goal is that every child develops a love of music in a “do unto others” environment. This group sings in worship every 6 weeks and at special events throughout the year.  (Due to Covid: We will not be performing live in worship services at this time.  Instead, we’ll be videotaping performances during rehearsal and airing them during worship services)
Beginning: October TBD
Grade Level: K-2nd Grade
Musical Ability: All Levels
Rehearsals: Wednesdays 6:30-7:15p
Location: Fellowship Hall
Director: TBD
 
 
Voices in Praise (3rd-6th) is a choir where kids can learn the fundamentals of music while praising God through some of the finest (and funnest!) choral music available. We’ll sing folk songs, play music games, play percussion instruments, celebrate the holidays, and more! This group sings in worship every 6 weeks and at special events throughout the year.  (Due to Covid: We will not be performing live in worship services at this time.  Instead, we’ll be videotaping performances during rehearsal and airing them during worship services)
Beginning: August 4
Grade Level: 3rd-6th Grade
Musical Ability: All Levels
Rehearsals: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30p
Location: Sanctuary
 
POLYPHONIX (7th-12th) is our youth vocal ensemble (inspired by the popular group Pentatonix) and performs modern choral renditions of sacred and secular songs.  This group performs in worship every 6 weeks and at special events throughout the year.  We welcome all experience levels and are open to all members of the community. (Due to Covid: We will assess our performance schedule once we know the vaccination status of our students.  If the group is not all vaccinated, then we won’t be performing live in worship services.  Instead, we’ll videotape performances during rehearsal and air them during worship services.)
Beginning August 8
Grade Level: 7th-12th Grade
Musical Ability: All Levels
Rehearsals: Sundays 12:15-1:15pm
Location: Sanctuary
 
 
 

Adult Choir

Sanctuary Choir is a mixed choir that provides musical leadership for the 9:30am Sunday worship service.  Additionally, the Sanctuary Choir presents works with professional orchestra and soloists for Christmas and Holy Week each year as well as a Summer POPS program.  This is a non-audition group and music reading is not a requirement.  All we ask is that you bring a good heart, a good ear, and a willingness to learn.   This choir operates under a trimester system (Aug-Dec, Jan-Jun, and Summer) and rehearses Sunday mornings from 8:30-9:30am in the Chapel.
Additional: Non-Audition Group
Musical Ability: Beginning-Advanced
Rehearsals: Sundays 8:30-9:30am
Location: Chapel
Director: Korrie Yamaoka
 
Sisters In Song is a women’s ensemble that is dedicated to a broad spectrum of musical styles and periods from the Renaissance to today.  This group is an outreach of the church and frequently performs at denominational conferences, concerts, and other outreach events in addition to worship services at FUMCCV.   Sisters in Song is open to advanced singers from the church and community. 
Additional: Audition Group
Musical Ability: Intermediate-Advanced
Rehearsals: Monday’s 7:00-9:00p
Location: Choir Room
Director: Michiko Lohorn

Small Ensemble

The Crossing Band leads worship for The Crossing, a modern worship community featuring a relaxed worship style and thoughtful message by Lead Pastor, Brian Parcel.  Led by Jason Yamaoka, the band covers a broad range of today’s musical styles including music by Urban Rescue, Gungor, City Allight, Lauren Daigle, and others.
Additional: Audition Group
Musical Ability: Intermediate-Advanced
Rehearsals: Sundays 9:00a-11:00a
Location: Fellowship Hall
Director: Jason Yamaoka
The Celebration Handbells are a diverse group of musicians that play together in worship once a month.
Additional: Audition Group
Musical Ability: Intermediate-Advanced
Rehearsals: Tuesdays 4:30-5:30p
Location: Choir Room
Director: Joanne Hammond