Music Opportunities at Foundry UMC:

We invite you to experience the music at Foundry United Methodist Church.  Music is vital to the worship of our Lord, and at Foundry, we offer our praise and thanksgiving through various forms of music and musical styles.  Foundry maintains a tradition of musical excellence through our Adult Choir, Praise Team, Children’s Choir, Preschool Choir, Handbell Choir and Praise Dancers.

Adult Choir:
The Adult Choir sings each Sunday during the 10:00 AM worship service and is open to anyone in high school and above who loves to sing choral music for our Lord.   Rehearsals are every Thursday evening from 7:30-9:00 in the Choir Room of the Adult Wing.  The Adult Choir also provides music at special services of the liturgical year such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Holy Week, Easter, Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday.  Start date for the 2016-2017 school year:  September 1!  Contact Meg Dornbrock, Director of Music Ministries, if interested:  757-373-1981                                                                                                            

Praise Dancers:

The Praise Dancers is a volunteer group of liturgical dancers who use their bodies through movement and music to help express the word and spirit of God.  These dancers perform when the occasion arises to enhance worship in this artistic and interpretive way.  Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 PM in the church sanctuary and are open to youth 4th grade and up.  Contact Cathy Manaugh, if interested at 757-681-0430 .                                                                                                                                                                    

Handbell Choir:
Our Handbell Choir, “The Foundry Ringers” rehearse from 2:00-3:30 every Sunday afternoon in the church sanctuary.  The Handbell Choir presents music in worship at all services throughout the year.   You don’t have to have a lot of experience or even read music… we will teach you all you need to feel successful in ringing for our Lord.  Contact David Murphy, Handbell Director, if interested:  802-468-7748                                                                                                                                                                         

Praise Team:
Our Praise and Worship Team rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8:30 in the church sanctuary.  This is a group of singers, and instrumentalists (guitars, keyboards, drums/percussion) who provide praise worship music for the Modern Worship Service held every Sunday at 9:00 AM.  All ages high school and above are invited to join. Contact Grayson Leach if interested: 757 646-9315.                                                                                                       

Preschool Choir:
The Preschool Choir is open to anyone ages 3, 4, and 5.  They rehearse on Thursdays from 6:00–6:30 PM in Room 15 of the Adult Wing.  The Preschool Choir is a developmental group that explores music through FUN with instruments, songs, friends, Jesus and Miss Claudia.  Start date for the 2016-2017 school year: September 8!    Contact Claudia Moorad, Organist/Pianist and Preschool Choir Director for registration information:  757-619-9472                                                                                                                                                                           


Children’s Choir:
The Children’s Choir (grades 1-6) meets every Thursday evening from 6:00–7:00 during the school year in the Choir Room of the Adult Wing.  The Children’s Choir sings regularly in worship at both the 10:00 and 11:33 services.  Children learn proper singing skills while also learning about Jesus and play on a variety of instruments each week.  Each month, children are challenged to memorize a hymn of our faith and receive a trophy at the end of the year for their efforts.  Start date for the 2016-2017 school year:  September 8!  Contact Meg Dornbrock, Director of Music Ministries, for registration information:  757-373-1981