What Is The Purpose Of NEPC Music?

NEPC Music is a community of worshipers GATHERING to glorify God, GROWING as disciples of Christ and GOING as leaders in worship.

NEPC Music 2018-2019 Calendar

TRADITIONAL MUSIC

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:  Jeremy Buzzard, 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

Contact:  Haley Kovach, Assistant Director of Music

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

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

Spotify Playlist

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YOUTH MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

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 BusbeeJulia 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

SEASONAL MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

Christmas & Easter Cantata

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!

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Meet Our Ministry Staff

Interested in getting involved in an area of Music Ministries? Please reach out and contact us to answer any questions and to get you connected.

Jeremy Buzzard
Jeremy BuzzardDirector of Music
803-451-4616
Haley Kovach
Haley KovachAssistant Director of Music / Northeast Arts Academy Director
803-451-4614
Kerri Roberts
Kerri RobertsAssistant Director of Music
803-451-4612
Macy Canady
Macy CanadyMusic Ministry Coordinator
803-451-4615
Dr. Robert Jones
Dr. Robert JonesOrganist
Rebecca Busbee
Rebecca BusbeeKids' Choir Coordinator
Julia Beck
Julia BeckKids' Choir Coordinator

Address

601 Polo Road
Columbia,South Carolina 29223

Worship Services

Traditional Worship 10:00 AM Sundays
Contemporary Worship 11:15 AM Sundays

Phone

803-788-5298

 Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Fridays:  8:30am – 12:30pm

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