"I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving."
Psalm 69:30

Cantatas

Cantata means “sung.” These are our big seasonal productions that highlight the birth of Christ at Christmas and the death and resurrection of Christ at Easter.  There are many ways to get involved!

TRADITIONAL

CHANCEL CHOIR

The Chancel Choir is a volunteer choir that leads weekly in the 10:00 a.m. traditional service.

Requirements:

  • Previous choir experience is helpful, but not mandatory.
  • Formal auditions are not required.

TO JOIN, visit a rehearsal or two, then speak with the Choir Director.

Rehearsals:  

  • Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Choir Room
  • Mid-August through May; Sundays only in June

Contact:  Jeremy Buzzard, Director of Music

CELEBRATION ORCHESTRA

The Celebration Orchestra is a volunteer orchestra that leads weekly in the 10:00 a.m. traditional service.

Requirements:

  • Open to anyone with high school or college experience.
  • Advanced middle school players may audition.

TO JOIN, contact the Orchestra Director and arrange to visit a rehearsal or schedule an audition

Rehearsals: 

  • Select Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. on the Sanctuary Stage
  • Mid-August – May

Contact:  Maria Currey, Assistant Director of Music

JOYFUL BELLS

Joyful Bells is a volunteer handbell choir that leads approximately once per month in the traditional service.

Requirements:

  • Prior music experience, including ability to read music (both treble and bass clef preferred)

TO JOIN, contact the Handbell Director and arrange to visit a rehearsal

Rehearsals:

  • Select Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.* in the Sanctuary Balcony
  • Mid-August – May

*Ringers must attend at least 2 rehearsals in order to play for a Sunday worship service, one of which should be the Wednesday prior to a scheduled Sunday.

Contact:  Maria Currey, Assistant Director of Music

CONTEMPORARY

REACH BAND

The REACH Band is a modern worship band that leads weekly in the contemporary service.

Requirements:

  • All members are required to audition
  • Members must be highly proficient musicians, able to lead with confidence

TO JOIN, contact the Director of Music and arrange to visit a rehearsal and schedule an audition

Rehearsals:  

  • Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on the Sanctuary Stage
  • Year-round

Contact:  Jeremy Buzzard, Director of Music or Kerri Roberts, Assistant Director of Music

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YOUTH

KIDS' CHOIRS

Kids’ Choirs lead periodically in both traditional and contemporary services.

Requirements:

  • Open to all kids grades K-5

TO JOIN, sign your child in to the Kids’ Choir room during any regular Wednesday night that activities are scheduled

Rehearsals:

  • Wednesdays 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Mid-August – May

Contact:  Rebecca Busbee, Julia Beck, Kids’ Choir Directors

STUDENT BAND

The Student Band leads as needed for Student Ministry events.

Requirements:

  • Intermediate skill level is recommended
  • Experience playing or singing with a band is helpful, but not required

TO JOIN, contact the Director of Student Ministries and arrange to visit a rehearsal

Rehearsals:

  • As needed
  • Fall & Spring Semesters only

Contact:  Jason Pittman, Director of Student Ministries

ARTS ACADEMY

Northeast Arts Academy promotes excellence in the arts within Northeast Presbyterian Church and the community. Qualified faculty artistically and spiritually train students in a safe, Christian learning environment. Students are equipped to serve musically and artistically within church, personal, and performance settings, enabling them to become an integral part of the worship services at their respective churches.

Music Ministry Staff

Jeremy Buzzard
Director of Music
803.451.4616
jbuzzard@nepres.com

Macy Canady
Music Administrative Assistant
803.451.4615
mcanady@nepres.com

Maria Currey
• Assistant Director of Music
• Director of Northeast Arts Academy
803.451.4614
mcurrey@nepres.com

Kerri Roberts
Assistant Director of Music
803.451.4612
kroberts@nepres.com

Robert Jones
Organist

rjones@nepres.com

Rebecca Busbee
Kids’ Choir Director
803.451.4633
rbusbee@nepres.com

Julia Beck
Kids’ Choir Director

juliacharris@gmail.com


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