Music

 
At KUMC, we are committed to creating Passionate Worship experiences every week of the year. And we believe that this cannot be achieved through a simple cut-and-paste model, but by prayerful, careful consideration of how each song will lift the message and speak the Word of God being presented on any given week. We use music to shape our weekly worship into thematic, vibrant, engaging occasions to experience God.
 
This section of our website will introduce you to the many ways in which you can get involved through our Music Ministries at KUMC. From choirs and bands to participating on the technical side of worship, such as running the sound board, lights or screens, there are a number of opportunities to become part of this dynamic ministry!
 

Adults

 

VOCAL

CHANCEL CHOIR

This musical worship group leads the 11 am traditional worship service.  Chancel Choir rehearses on Thursday from 7:30-9:00 pm.
Contact: Dolan Bayless

ENSEMBLES

Ensembles are subgroups of the Chancel Choir who participate in worship services as scheduled.
Contact: Dolan Bayless

IGNITE AND JUBILEE SINGERS

This group of singers leads contemporary worship on Saturdays at 5:05 pm and Sundays at 9 am The singers also have the opportunity to participate in special concerts and events.  Singers must demonstrate accurate pitch and ability to learn music quickly.  Soloists are auditioned.  Talented youth are welcome and are held to the same vocal standards as adult singers.  Rehearsals are held on Thursdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 4 pm.
Contact: Erika Whittaker or Rocky Marlowe

INSTRUMENTAL

REBELLION

This community handbell ensemble is open to experienced ringers by audition.  ReBELLion rehearses on Monday from 7 until 9 pm in Room 118.
Contact: Dolan Bayless

WESLEY BELLS
Wesley Bells is the premier ringing ensemble which participates in worship services approximately once a month and for special seasonal services.  The group rehearses from 6:15-7:30 pm on Thursday.

Contact: Dolan Bayless

MORNING BELLS

Morning Bells is a handbell group for beginning to intermediate level ringers.  Morning Bells is the entry point for beginning adult ringers.  The group rehearses Tuesday from 9:05-10:25 am. Ministry opportunities include playing for worship and community outreach.
Contact: Dolan Bayless

INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES

Ensembles provide an opportunity for church members of all ages to participate in worship services as needed.
Contact: Dolan Bayless

JUBILEE BAND

These players love praising the Lord through contemporary Christian music! The band leads the ignite and Jubilee worship services on Saturday at 5:05 pm and Sunday at 9 am The band also performs at special events at church and in the community.  Players must demonstrate proficiency on their instrument and an ability to learn music quickly.  Talented youth are welcome and are held to the same performance standards as adult players.  Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 4 pm.
Contact: Erika Whittaker or Rocky Marlowe

 

Students

 

VOCAL

JOURNEY YOUTH CHOIR

 
The Youth Choir is comprised of mid and senior high students who participate in worship several times during the year, present special concerts, and take their music outside the church walls on Youth Choir Mission Trips.  Journey choir rehearses Sunday from 5:00-6:30 pm.
Contact: Kathy White

INSTRUMENTAL

KIRKWOOD BELLS

Kirkwood Bells is a beginning to intermediate level inter-generational handbell ringing group for grades 6-12 and adults.  No previous handbell experience is required.  The group rehearses on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 pm during the school year.
Contact: Dolan Bayless

ENGAGE

The ENGAGE band is always looking for talented youth to play with them at Wednesday evening worship.

 

Childrens

 

VOCAL

CELEBRATION CHOIR

Children in grades 3-5 participate in worship services and perform an annual children’s musical.  This group rehearses on Wednesdays from 4:15-5:30 pm.
Contact: Kathy White

CHERUB CHOIR

Cherub Choir gives children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade an opportunity to participate in our music ministry.  Cherubs rehearse on Wednesday from 4:15-5:30 pm and participate in worship services as scheduled.
Contact: Patti Wooten

INSTRUMENTAL

CELEBRATION CHIMERS

Chimes are an introduction to ringing bells and the group is open to children in 3rd-5th grade.  The group rehearses on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:15 pm
Contact: Dolan Bayless