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

Talk to Dave (Music & Worship Minister)! Email dave@abidingpresence.net, 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!

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What?

Here is some of the music we have coming up!


When?


Youth Choir

  • Rehearses Wednedays, 7:45-8:30 p.m.

  • Assists in leading worship on Sundays or special services about once per quarter

  • Social events monthly — dinner outings, sporting events, mini-golf, etc.!

Youth Band

  • Rehearses Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

  • Assists in leading worship about once a month during the program year, and also with select special services and events

  • Social events monthly — dinner outings, sporting events, mini-golf, etc.!

Here is our upcoming schedule for playing/singing in worship this semester...

  • Sunday (March 31) at the early service (8:45am service), and the band members were eager to do so, so let's do it! Call time is 8:15am (with your instrument tuned and ready to go, so be there a little earlier if you need time to tune and set up). Please let me know if you/your youth can make it. Even if not everyone can make it, we will still play. Youth Choir will not sing this Sunday (just Youth Band this week).

  • Easter Sunday, April 21Youth Band and Youth Choir will join with our adult ensembles in playing/singing at the 10:00 a.m. service, and if available, to stay and also play/sing for the 11:15 a.m. service. Those two services are identical that day, but even if you can only make it to one, come to that one! Please confirm whether you/your youth can be there that day. Note that Easter Sunday is as usual on the weekend at the end of the Fairfax Co. Public Schools spring break; I know some folks will be traveling and not back yet, but if you are back, be there!

  • Youth Weekend (Youth Sunday and Saturday!), April 27-28THIS IS THE BIG ONE! Just like last year, we will have Youth Band & Youth Choir leading all of the music at all three regular weekend worship services! There will be zero people over the age of 18 leading music that weekend. I'll be there to help facilitate, but this is our youth music ensembles' moment to shine! This is the one and only weekend of the year when I'll ask our Youth Band & Choir to be at 6:00 p.m. Saturday service, 8:45 a.m. Sunday service, and 11:00 a.m. Sunday service. We will also have a Youth Band and Choir Dinner Outing after the 6:00 p.m. Saturday service to which everyone is invited!

  • Confirmation Sunday, May 19: Youth Band & Choir will both participate in the 11:00 a.m. Confirmation service.

  • Baccalaureate, June 9: Youth Band & Choir will both participate in the 8:45 a.m. baccalaureate service.


Who?

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!