Instrumental music is a very important part of Westminster’s tradition. We are blessed to have many excellent instrumentalists in this congregation, and we encourage you to share your skill if you play an instrument.
There are many opportunities to play at Westminster. These include:
- playing a solo
- playing as part of a small group or ensemble
- accompanying the choirs on selected anthems
- demonstrating an instrument as part of our “instrument Sunday” Advent tradition during the lighting of the wreath
- playing in an ensemble for special choral concerts
Instrumental music adds richness as it brings glory to God in worship and for special events. Use your gifts! If you are an instrumentalist and feel called to participate in some way, please contact Monica Rossman.
Our handbell choir, The Westminster Ringers, reaches out to people of all ages, with or without musical experience, providing a unique opportunity for musical expression. The Westminster Ringers are a lovely addition to our Advent programs and at other times of year. Thanks to the supportive, nurturing environment of handbell choir, it is not at all difficult to develop handbell skills.
The group is always ready to welcome new ringers. As with all musical groups at Westminster, church membership is not required; the handbell choir is open to everyone.
Westminster’s wonderful brass ensemble – consisting of trumpets, trombones, French horn, and tuba – has long provided festive flair and uplifting seasonal music for the church’s Christmas Eve and Easter services. The group does not maintain a regular rehearsal schedule; instead, rehearsals are arranged according to the needs of ensemble members as they prepare for seasonal services and events.
If you play a brass instrument, don’t miss out on this opportunity to hone your skills while serving the church! The ensemble is open to all brass players. Contact Monica Rossman for more information.