Campbell UMC Music Ministries

Scroll down to find out about all of musical groups at Campbell UMC.  For more information on any of the groups in our Music Ministries, please contact our Director of Music Ministries:


Chancel Choir sings at 10am Worship Services
(rehearsals Thursday nights, 8pm, in Choir Rehearsal Room, 2nd floor, AMY Bldg)


Coming Up:


The Annual Christmas Concert – SUNDAY December 17th – 3:30pm

Nothing says Christmas like a brass fanfare, melodic voices, and… HandBells!

The annual Campbell UMC Christmas Concert celebrates the sounds of the season in a musical extravaganza on Sunday, December 17th, 2017 at 3:30pm in the Sanctuary.  Featured will be:

Singers: Chancel Choir, African Choir, and Joyful Notes vocal choirs;

Ringers: Carillon Choir, New A’Peal, Diamond Ringers, & Discovery Ringers Handbell choirs; and

Brass: The LGP Brass Ensemble will also bring their joyful music to the concert.

AND we’ll have a Christmas reception after with light snacks and beverages.

The repertoire spans the secular as well as arrangements of traditional carols and stirring Christmas overtures among contemporary tunes.

All invited – ALL Welcome! Click to see & download the Event Flyer.

Invite your friends and neighbors with this Facebook Event!

See you there, and Happy Holidays!


Vocal Choirs for Adults

The Chancel Choir leads congregational singing and presents an anthem for 10am service each Sunday morning, from the second week of September through mid-June. The Chancel Choir also leads the festival services during Christmas, and plays an important role during Holy Week and Easter. The choir presents concerts during Advent and Lent.  The Chancel Choir rehearses regularly on Thursday eves from 8 – 9:30pm and in the Sanctuary on Sunday mornings at 9:15am.

Choir Members: Click to see the document with schedule of 2017 rehearsal song mp3 and video links.

An “impromptu” Gospel ChoirGospelChoirGr first sang at worship services during the summer of 2015, while the Chancel Choir was on hiatus. So popular it was, that this choir will continue to sing at worship services every 5th Sunday during 2016 and 2017. The Gospel Choir is open to everyone who would like to sing. No previous choral experience needed – just the desire to sing in a group setting. Come for rehearsal on Sunday mornings from 9 – 9:45am in the Sanctuary, and present the song at worship at 10am. Join in!


Children’s Vocal Choir

The Joyful Notes is the name of the children’s choir of Campbell UMC, with ages ranging from Kindergarten through 8th grade. They rehearse on Wednesday afternoons from 4 – 5pm, mid-September through May. They bring their gift of song to the worship services 5 to 6 times each year. In the Spring of each year, the Joyful Notes choir presents a musical based on a Bible story that incorporates dance, drama and clever stage setting.

The next season for Joyful Notes Choir is starting!JoyfulNotes_GroffLetterAug2016
First rehearsal is Wednesday, Sept 6th, 2017 from 4-5pm.
The director, Mrs. Groff says, “I’m looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, September 6th!   We are going to have a great year together!”  All are welcome to join!

Handbell Choirs

The handbell program is a vital ministry in the musical life of Campbell UMC. handbell-choir_goldIt provides another avenue for musical expression and fellowship. ALL handbell groups participate during worship services and also present an annual handbell concert in May.


Carillon Choir – Advanced Adult Handbell Choir

The Carillon Choir is a group of advanced handbell ringers that brings special music to Sunday morning services 5 to 6 times each year. They also enhance the worship and musical life of the congregation during Christmas and Lenten observances with this visually pleasing art. The Carillon Choir rehearses regularly on Thursday evenings from 6:45 – 8pm from mid-September through May.

New A’Peal Ringers – Intermediate Adult Handbell Choir

The New A’Peal Ringers are a group of intermediate handbell ringers that bring special music
to Sunday morning services about 3 to 4 times each year.
This group rehearses every other Saturday morning from 8:30-9:30am on a rotating basis.

Choir Members: Rehearsal begins again Sept 16th, 2017.  See the links to listen to & rehearse songs.

Highlights from a Handbell Concert:

Children’s Handbell Choirs

bellchoirThe Diamond Ringers ages range from 3rd grade through 8th grade. These young handbell ringers rehearse on Wednesday afternoons from 5 – 5:45pm, mid-September until February. They offer their gift of bell music for worship services 3 to 4 times each year.

The Discovery Ringers is a children’s handbell group (from 4th grade and up) that meets every other Sunday afternoon at 2pm. They perform during the annual handbell concert in the Spring and occasionally during worship. The ability to sightread is required.