Eastmont’s Music Ministry exists to nurture and develop the talents that God has given for His glory and His service. It is our goal to exalt the name of Jesus and to encourage His worship and praise. We seek to edify the body and testify to the truth of the Gospel through creatively presenting musical offerings that reflect the highest level of preparation and divine enablement. 1 Corinthians 10:31 exhorts us to “do all to the glory of God.”
Our worship gatherings include a variety of musical expressions, both familiar and new, as we pursue excellence in praising God. At each worship event, one can expect music presented by instrumentalists and singers who possess a commitment to the arts and dedication to Christ. “He” comes before the “art” of making music, thus creating a “heart” of worship.
Ways to Get Involved
The sanctuary choir gathers for rehearsal on Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:00 to rehearse music for upcoming Sundays. The choir leads in worship from the choir loft on Sunday mornings. There is no audition required for participation in the Sanctuary Choir.
The vocal team is a group of individuals selected from the Sanctuary Choir to assist the Music Pastor in leading congregational singing on Sunday mornings.
The orchestra is an auditioned ensemble of instrumentalists which plays on Sundays to accompany the congregational singing and the choir, and presents works written specifically for church orchestras. Orchestra rehearsals are from 6:15-7:15 in the sanctuary. The orchestra is open to individuals with at least two years of experience on their instruments. To schedule an audition, contact Mickey Ballard.
Throughout the school year, our children (grades K-6) participate in a children’s choir. The children meet in room 126 from 6:00-6:10 as part of the regular Wednesday night “Bible Skills, Drills, and Thrills” program. This group of young musicians will sing with the Sanctuary Choir for Christmas and Easter performances and will have other opportunities during the school year to participate in children’s music/choral events.
Throughout the school year, there will be opportunities for our youth (grades 7-12) to participate in a student choir. Though currently not rehearsing weekly, this group of student musicians will sing with the Sanctuary Choir for Christmas and Easter performances and will have opportunities during the summer months to participate in student-oriented, choral events.
Senior Adult Choir
The Senior Adult choir meets every other Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. in the choir room. These singers embrace the opportunities to sing in the community, sing at nursing homes and assisted living communities, and sing at special events. There is no audition to sing with this fine group of musicians.
The handbell choir is open to ringers of all ages! This ensemble meets on Sunday afternoons at 5:00 pm to prepare for community and church performances. The ability to read music is not required, but advantageous.