Bethany United Methodist Church has a growing and diverse music ministry with opportunities for people of all ages, musical interests, and abilities. If you enjoy music, there is a place for YOU!

Vocal
Bethany Choir
Wednesdays, 7:30 PM ~ Music Suite

The Bethany Choir provides music for the Sunday, 8:45 AM worship service each week. This group prepares more advanced music in all styles; classical, gospel, contemporary Christian, spirituals, etc. The choir presents larger choral works at Christmas and/or in the Spring. No Wednesday rehearsals in July. No audition required.
Contact: Don McAvoy, Executive Pastor of Worship & Music

Messengers of Grace
Tuesdays, 7:00 PM ~ Worship Center

Messengers of Grace provides contemporary praise & worship style music for the Sunday, 11:15 AM worship services each week. This is a versatile group of vocalist and instrumentalists.  Audition required.
Contact: Don McAvoy, Executive Pastor of Worship & Music

Saturday Praise
Saturdays, 4:00 PM ~ Worship Center

Saturday Praise is a relaxed group that provides a blend of traditional, gospel, and contemporary praise & worship style music for the Saturday, 5:00 PM worshp service each week. No mid-week rehearsal. Music reading ability desirable.
Contact: Don McAvoy, Executive Pastor of Worship & Music

Chapel Musicians

The Chapel Musicians play Taizé-style music for the contemplative musical communion service.
Contact: Don McAvoy, Executive Pastor of Worship & Music

Instrumental
Bethany Orchestra
Thursdays, 7:15 PM ~ Music Suite

The Bethany Orchestra is composed of adults and youth who play brass, woodwind, strings, or percussion. The full orchestra occasionally play during regular worship, concerts, cantatas, and other special events. Various instrumental opportunities each week in worship.
Season:  August - May
Contact: Don McAvoy, Executive Pastor of Worship & Music

Bethany Bells
Thursdays, 6:00 PM ~ Music Suite

Bethany Bells is an intermediate level handbell choir that occasionally plays for Sunday worship and concerts. Music reading ability is helpful. Audition required.
Season: August - May
Contact: Don McAvoy, Executive Pastor of Worship & Music

Youth
PURE SOUND
Grades 6-12
Sundays, 4:30 PM ~ Music Suite

PURE SOUND is a dynamic youth choir for Grades 6 - 12. We sing periodically during worship and concerts, and we go on an annual summer outreach tour.
Contact: Jamieson McCaffity

JAM
Grades 6-12
Sundays, 5:30 PM ~ S-100

Jam Teaching youth to worship and lead in today’s alternative music styles. ALL youth who are interested in being part of Praise and Worship are welcome. Bring your guitars, drums, horns, voice, etc. and a worshipful attitude, and to worship and lead in today's alternative music styles.
Contact: Don McAvoy, Executive Pastor of Worship & Music

Bethany Orchestra
Thursdays, 6:30 PM ~ Music Suite

The Bethany Orchestra is composed of adults and youth who play brass, woodwind, strings, or percussion. We occasionally play during regular worship, concerts, cantatas, and other special events. (audition required)
Season:  August - May 
Contact: Don McAvoy, Executive Pastor of Worship & Music

Student Ministries

All God's People (Special Needs Adults)
All God's People Music
Chime Choir for Special Needs Adults
Sundays, 10:00 AM
Hybrid: Student Media Room, D-101/Zoom

All God's People* Music is a chime choir of adults from the All God's People special needs Sunday school class. Adaptive notation is used. This is a fun and challenging activity for all. Performs at Christmas and Spring Concerts
Contact: Jude Richard

*All God's People is a Special Sunday School Class for males and females, high school age and older, who have special needs. As with all other Bethany missions, you do not have to be a member of Bethany in order to participate.

Special Needs Ministries