Cultivating a Passion for Christ

Choirs – Careen Stanley, Director:
Worship Choir: Fall Worship Choir will begin rehearsals on September 6th, and will meet in the choir room every Wednesday from 7:30-9 p.m. This group is open to anyone age 14 and over, and will be busy this season performing special music in both Sunday services and preparing for the 4th annual Christmas Dessert December 7-9. No prior experience or audition is necessary – if you like to sing and would like to join this fun and friendly group, just show up! A practice CD and complete list of rehearsals and performances will be given out at the first rehearsal of the season.

Kids’ Choir: Fall Kids’ Choir is for any kid K-6th grade who loves to sing! Our season runs from August 31-December 9, and we meet every Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. in the choir room. A vanpool is available from Bowling Green Elementary School when you register with Mrs. Stanley and send a note to the school office every week. A practice CD and complete list of rehearsals and performances will be handed out at the first practice.

Salem’s Chimes Choir will begin their fall season on September 6th, and will meet every Wednesday from 5:45-6:30 p.m. in the bell room. This group is for students in 5th-8th grades, by invitation only, and is directed by Dr. Becky Broaddus. If your student is interested in joining this group, please contact Dr. Broaddus at rebecca@bealenet.com.

The Bells of Salem will begin rehearsing again on Wednesday, September 6th, in the bell room. This group is directed by Dr. Becky Broaddus, by invitation only. If you’re interested in hand bells and would like more information, please contact her at rebecca@bealenet.com.

Other opportunities for musicians:
Praise Team:
Do you love good music? Are you constantly singing along with PER on the radio? Do you find it easier to worship when you’re singing? If you answered yes to these questions, you might be a good fit for the praise team! We’re looking for a few good people to help us lead worship in 1st service (8:30 a.m.) on Sundays.  A simple audition is required, but you don’t have to read music. Harmony skills are a plus, but they’re not a deal-breaker. Contact Careen Stanley at vacareen@va.metrocast.net to get more information.

Instrumentalists: We’re looking for instrumentalists! If you play a solo instrument and would like to contribute to the music ministry here at Salem, please contact Careen Stanley at vacareen@va.metrocast.net.

Women’s Ensemble: A women’s ensemble is formed 2-3 times a year at Salem, usually by invitation. If you would like to be a part of the next ensemble, contact Careen Stanley at vacareen@va.metrocast.net. Singers must be able to hold a part, but not alone, to be considered for this group. The ladies’ ensemble rehearses seasonally after 2nd service on Sundays.