Music Ministry

Use Your Talents

Floris UMC has many opportunities to showcase your musical talents! We have a vocal group for every age and skill level. All choirs welcome new members throughout the year. For more information, contact Yoon Nam at ynam@florisumc.org

Be a part of our Christmas Cantata Choir and Orchestra. Beginning in September, vocalists and musicians will rehearse weekly on either Sunday or Wednesday.

  • Sunday rehearsals begin September 25, 12:15-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday rehearsals begin September 28, 8:10-9 p.m.

Register by October 2 to participate in this year’s Cantata on December 11.

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Upcoming Events

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Traditional Music

Music is the most beautiful language in which to praise and worship God. Join our Traditional Music Ministry and we’ll make joyful noise together.

Adult Groups Fall Update

We have openings for new members in the following groups:

  • Sanctuary Choir (adult)
  • Chamber Choir (auditioned)
  • Call 2 Harmony (men’s quartet)
  • Floris Wind Ensemble
  • Floris Strings

For more information, contact Yoon Nam at ynam@florisumc.org.

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Children’s Choirs Fall Update

We invite your chorister to join one of our groups for children:

  • Little Praisers (grades K-2)
  • Hallelujah Choir (grades 3-6)

For more information, contact Laura Shelton at lshelton@florisumc.org.

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Vocal Groups (Children & Adults)

Children Groups

  • Little Praisers/Chimers: This group is for kids in grades K-2. They sing and learn to play handchimes – a lighter version of adult handbells. They rehearse on Sundays from 10-10:30 a.m. This group performs monthly, alternating between the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Sign Up Now >
  • Hallelujah Choir: This lively group of children in grades 3-6 explore many different styles of music in their weekly meetings. They rehearse on Sundays from 10-10:30 a.m. They sing with other musical groups during the year. No experience is needed. Sign Up Now >

 

Adult Groups

  • Call 2 Harmony: Comprised of high school students and adult men, they sing monthly during our 9 and 11 a.m. services. Their music ranges from gospel to hymns to praise music. Audition required.
  • Cantata Choir: If you can’t dedicate your time for the whole year, this might be the group for you. Made up of adults and students (grade 7 and older), they sing during holiday services. This choir rehearses from October through the Christmas Cantata. Or, they rehearse from February through Easter Sunday.
  • Chamber Choir: These advanced adult singers perform more difficult pieces, ranging from renaissance motets to modern choral music. They sing monthly at selected services. Audition required.
  • Sanctuary Choir: Our largest choir includes adults and students (grades 9-12). They sing weekly at our 11 a.m. service and at special events during the year. All abilities are welcome; no audition required.

For more information about these groups, contact Yoon Nam at ynam@florisumc.org.

Instrumental Groups (Adults)

Floris UMC has a variety of groups for those who play instruments or for those who want to learn. We always welcome new members!

 

Orchestras

To learn more about any of our orchestras or to join, contact Yoon Nam at ynam@florisumc.org

  • Floris Strings: A group of strings players of all ages who facilitate worship once a month and for special events. Players need at least two years of public school instruction or private lessons to join; no audition required.
  • Floris Symphonic Orchestra: A group of adult and student instrumentalists with an intermediate to advanced level of musical ability. Our Symphonic Orchestra accompanies large combined choirs for holidays, concerts and other selected services throughout the year. This group only meets for Cantata and other event dress rehearsals; it does not have regular rehearsals.
  • Floris Wind Ensemble: A group of student and adult players with more than two years experience that plays once a month at our 11 a.m. service. No audition required.

 

Handbells

All of our handbell groups participate in Sunday worship and may attend off-site festival events as able. To learn more about any of our handbell groups or to join, contact Laura Shelton at lshelton@florisumc.org.

  • Hosanna Ringers: Hosanna Ringers welcome children (grade 3) through adults who are just beginning to ring. Hosanna Ringers participate in worship services every four-six weeks at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. No musical experience is required. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 4:30-5:15 p.m. Come join the fun!
  • Alleluia Ringers: Alleluia Ringers welcome children (grade 6) through adults who are at an intermediate level of ringing. Alleluia Ringers participate in worship services once a month at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Some music reading experience is helpful. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Laudate Ringers: Our advanced handbell group is made up of adults with experience ringing. They participate in worship once a month and on special occasions. Laudate Ringers travel to an out-of-town festival each spring and a local festival each fall. Musical experience is necessary for this group. Rehearsals are on Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunities (Children)

  • The Joyful Noise choir is seeking a music leader. The new leader will lead children in learning simple songs each week during Sunday school at 9 a.m.
  • The Hallelujah Choir is seeking a Director. Each Sunday, you will help children learn and grow in music.

If interested in either opportunity, contact Yoon Nam at ynam@florisumc.org.

Modern Music

Full Circle Band

 

About Full Circle Band

Full Circle Band (FCB) leads worship at the 9 a.m. worship service, as well as provides music for concerts and special events throughout the year. Full Circle Band is comprised of students and adults who wish to worship God by experiencing music ranging from praise and worship hits to original music written by the group; from the cutting edge of Christian music to secular music that speaks to the Christian life.

 

How to Join

Individual auditions happen throughout the year. For specifics about the time requirements, desired skills and audition information, contact Megan Dietrick at mdietrick@florisumc.org

 

The range of musical experience varies greatly among the members of FCB, but due to the group’s limited rehearsal opportunities, a modicum of proficiency is required.

Modern Choir

Have you always wanted to join a choir but have been intimidated because you can’t read music? Do you love to sing and worship God?  Are you looking for a way to get plugged in musically, but only want a short-term commitment?

 

If so, this is the choir for you!

Volunteer Opportunities  |  Children’s Groups

Share your musical gifts! Floris UMC is looking for volunteers to lead and accompany our children’s choirs.

Hallelujah Children’s Choir (Grades 3-6)
Little Praisers Choir (Grades K-2)

Musical experience is a must, but a music degree is not required. Volunteers must pass a background check and attend a child safety course.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Laura Shelton at lshelton@florisumc.org.

Director

Floris UMC is looking for two Directors to lead our two children’s choirs.

Both choirs rehearse once per week on Sunday at 10 a.m. We have several resources and a great children’s music library! The choirs sing in worship one Sunday per month (October-May) and during special events, such as Family Christmas Eve Service and Good Friday Cantata.

Accompanist

Floris UMC is looking for two accompanists for our two children’s choirs.

Volunteers will play the piano in weekly rehearsals and, if needed, accompany the choir in worship.

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JuneteenthJune 20

In observance of Juneteenth, the church will be closed on Monday, June 20. 

Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, June 21.