Interested in checking out Youth Band and/or Youth Choir?

Talk to Dave (Music & Worship Minister)! Email, hit that "I want to try Youth Band or Choir" button, call the office at 703-455-7500, or just show up for a rehearsal!


Nats Game Outing!

As of the end of the school year...

Rising 6th graders are now officially eligible to participate in Youth Band and Youth Choir at Abiding Presence!

To officially welcome them to the groups (and just for a super-fun thing to do together!) we're going to a Washington Nationals home game vs. the Atlanta Braves at 1:35pm on Sunday, July 22. We'll meet at Abiding Presence right after worship and head over together. Everyone should bring money to get lunch at the ballpark. Afterward, we'll visit an incredible ice cream place nearby that makes their own ice cream daily. All rising 6th-12th graders interested in Youth Band and/or Youth Choir are welcome to join us! (You don't have to commit to anything long-term.) If you'd like to join us, please email David Chávez (Music & Worship Minister) at by the end of the day on Monday, June 25 so we can get a final count for ordering tickets. Ticket prices will likely be around $15 to $23 depending on how many people go, but do not let cost be an obstacle to coming! If you need help purchasing a ticket, we will figure it out; just talk to me. I'm really excited about the work Youth Band and Youth Choir have already done, and the potential for musical growth and worship leadership among this year's amazing group of students!


Here is some of the music we have coming up!


We'll have a laid-back Youth Band summer jam on the following Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm for anyone who wants to join in, even new members!

  • June 6
  • June 13
  • July 18

Just grab your instrument and come on down, and stay for hot dogs & s'mores at 6pm! If you don't have an instrument, just bring yourself and we'll give you something random to play!

Regular weekly Youth Band rehearsals are done for the season, but will resume around the start of the school year this September; rehearsals are normally weekly on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:00pm, right before Wednesday Night Family Dinner in Bailey Hall.

Youth Choir rehearsals resume in September... stay tuned for details right here on this page!



Any and all youth currently in 6th-12th grade are welcome to participate! You don't have to have prior experience with any instrument. The most important qualification is a willingness to try new things and have a great time making music for God!