Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church 
48 Greene Avenue, Sayville, New York 11782
Office: (631) 589-3202 - Fax: (631) 589-1419 - E-Mail:
stjohns11782@aol.com
Rev. Brian Noack, Pastor
A Congregation of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

 

Music

at

St. John’s

Evangelical Lutheran Church

2015—2016 SEASON

Registration Form at bottom of page or Click here to Register online

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! Psalm 95:1-2

Music - it is a language created and given to us by God that allows us to pray, praise and glorify Him now and into eternity with our entire breath and being! Doing so brings joy, peace & blessing to the singer, the listener, and it delights our Maker as voices and talents are offered in His Divine Service. Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs instruct and comfort us, and melody reaches into the depths of our being where even words cannot go as the Holy Spirit moves through music.

You are invited to be part of that journey in music making here at St. John’s this coming year. Come share your gift; bless others with it, and be blessed in the process!

Cindy Holden, Director of Music

 

Treble Choir

is for children aged 8 (grade 3) or higher

Rehearsals begin Wednesday, Sept. 9, 6:30 to 7:30pm.

Music Skill Quest starts most weeks at 6 pm, however on Sept. 9 we will fit vestments at that time.

 

2015 Treble Choir 1-Day Retreat - Sept. 23 10am-4:30pm

 

This Royal School of Church Music Affiliated choir sings at 9 am on the 4th Sunday of most months, September - June; also for Thanksgiving Eve, Advent Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and Easter. A special event is the American Guild of Organists Choir Festival. Nursing home programs and more fill out the choir’s mission & ministry.

There is no charge for the musical training received in Treble Choir. Weekly participation in rehearsals is expected, as is attendance at services for which the choir is scheduled.

 

Eaglet Ringers/Youth Handbells

The Eaglets are on hiatus for 2015-16. Children interested in handbells are encouraged to participate in Music Makers at the Keyboard which is good preparation for the skills needed for hand bells. Youth with hand bell experience join with the Eagle Eye Ringers this season.

 

Youth Brass

An advancing ensemble for brass instrumentalists directed by John Passannante.

Youth Brass meets Sundays at 8 am.

 

Chancel Choir is open to singers 9th grade & above. Rehearsals start Thursday Sept. 10, 7:30-9:15pm. The choir sings at the 9 am service most Sundays, September - June and for Feast Days throughout the year.

 

Music Makers at the Keyboard Year One (of 3) -

a group piano class for ages 6-9

The 75 minute weekly classes ideally supplement Treble Choir and serve as an entrance to Bell Choir.

 

Singing, drumming, dancing, improvising, learning rhythm and melody patterns and keyboard work via a sequential and aural approach lead the student on a path to music literacy.  Whether he or she sings, plays bells, or goes on to study piano or another instrument later on, the child's understanding of music will be greatly enriched by this course. Enjoyment of music and musical service to the church are additional bonuses. 

Access to a piano or a keyboard is necessary for your child's practice and success.  Practice and listening CDs, along with a lesson book come as part of the program.  Family involvement is an asset. Fear not if you don't play or read much music - you can learn and listen right along with your child!

 

Cost:

$75 materials fee per semester for Treble Choir members.

 

$300 tuition & materials per semester for those not participating in a St. John’s ensemble, as space is available (maximum of 5 children per class). 

 

Payment, to St. John’s Lutheran Church, reserves your space in the class on a first come, first served basis.

 

Registration

 

Name __________________________

 

Address_________________________

 

_______________________________

 

Phone/cell ___________________ E-mail (for choir correspondence) _________________________

 

Check the group(s) in which you wish to participate:

___Chancel Choir

___Eagle Eye Ringers

___Music Makers@the Keyboard, Yr 1

___Treble Choir

___Youth Brass

 

Do you have any musical experience (instrument(s) played, other choirs, etc.)?

Previous experience is not necessary, but it is helpful for the director to know

 

_______________________________________________________________________________

 

_______________________________________________________________________________

 

Grade___ School__________________


birthdate____/____/20____

 

Names of parents/guardian _______________________________

2015-2016  SeasonClick here to Register online

Opportunities also abound for soloists, instrumentalists, accompanists and ensembles in the liturgies and life of the church.   Persons wishing to know more about Music at Saint John’s, or those who desire to contribute their time and talents are invited to call or visit Cindy Holden, Director of Music in the music office at 631 589 3202 x 105   E-mail raholden@aol.com