Music Ministry

Music is an integral part of our services. We come together as one in a spirit of song. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to provide personal performances for services or make suggestions for music programming.

MUSIC GROUPS

U-Notes:  Our Fellowship choir is called the U-Notes. They are a small group with grand voices and wonderful piano accompaniment. The choir’s library has many different genres including folk tunes, traditional hymn selections, African-American spirituals, ballads, show tunes, and chants. Ed Younce and Joan Boewe are the directors. Practices are Wednesday 7 pm and Sunday mornings at 9:30 am, September through May. (Use below email to verify practice times and dates.

Unotes ServiceUnotes Service 1Unotes with Joan

U-Band:  In 2015, a need for contemporary music was filled at the Fellowship by the addition of the U-Band.  They play pop, folk, bluegrass, soft rock, African-American spirituals, blues, and rhythm and blues, and they really get us moving and energized!  Gregory Roberts and Doris Pierce are the band leaders.  Depending on the genre being played, the U-Band includes singers, electric or acoustic guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, keyboard, fiddle, and/or banjo. (Use below email to verify practice times and dates.)

UBand practice

 

UBand Service

MUSIC HAPPENINGS

Carol Wining:  Carol “Wine – ing” is a yearly event put on by the musicians of the Fellowship. It includes a music program where we learn carol history and composer background; and we sing! Following the program is a reception in the Fellowship Hall filled with holiday treats, caroling, and, of course, WINE!  It is generally the Friday evening before Christmas. Check our yearly calendar.

Carol Wining

 

 

 

Christmas Caroling:  During the winter holiday season, the Music Ministry puts together a day/evening of caroling out in the community. Check our yearly calendar.

Talent Night:  This is not just a music event, but also a night of follies! Comedy, musical soloists, parody acts, magic, etc. The event date can vary, but is generally in spring. Check our yearly calendar.

Summer Serenade:  In the summer, the Music Ministry puts together a time of singing songs out in the community. Check our yearly calendar.

Vacation Music School:  Summertime also brings our community wide music school. This is the only one in the area. Local musicians host seminars to help everyone understand music. Whether you want to learn to read music, sing in a crowd, or more basic musical components, this is the event for you! It runs five Wednesday evenings in the summer at 6:30 pm.  Check our yearly calendar for more details.

Community Drum Circle:  Our Music Ministry sponsors a Community Drum Circle that meets at our Fellowship in the evening on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  The drum circle also holds an Earth Day celebration. The leader brings her Shaman beliefs and Native American culture to the circle. There are also Pagan/Earth chants. Check our yearly calendar.

MUSIC IN SERVICES

Month of Spirituals:  To celebrate Black History Month we feature African-American spirituals in February. Join the choir and band in learning more about the history and meaning of these soulful spirituals.

Month of Musicals: In the fall, we find spirit from the energy that musicals bring. Join the choir and band as we have fun learning and enjoying show tunes!

Soloists: Each month, we invite a musician to share the love of music with the Fellowship. We have pianists, violinists, fiddlers, trumpeters, tubist, and other talents within our Fellowship. We also host soloists from outside our Fellowship that add folk and classical music to the mix. We are always up for hearing the spirit of musicians. Please use the email below if you would like to recommend anyone or if you would like to perform.

Mitch Barrett


Matt Durham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feel free to join in! 

 UUFMCMusic@gmail.com

 Calendar:  http://madisoncountyuu.org/calendar-and-special-events/