Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises. Sing praises to the Lord with the Lyre, with the Lyre and the sound of melody. With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King.
~Psalm 98: 4-6
The Arcola Music Ministry brings forth that joyful noise to praise our living God. We praise Him with voice, with instruments, and at any age! All are invited to actively participate in the Music of Arcola Church. For more information, click on a group below that you may be interested in, or contact the Minister of Worship & Arts, Tianna Durbin.
This choir is for children grades K-5. The children’s choir sings for worship throughout the year and also participates in seasonal plays, musicals, dramas, etc. Our goal for the children’s choir is to emphasize the importance of children leading in worship and to praise God through song. Rehearsals occur on Sundays from 10:15-10:55am in Room 112. Contact Jennifer Roberts for more information.
Youth in grades 6-12th are invited to come sing a variety of music to include contemporary praise and spirituals. The Youth Choir will contribute to worship regularly throughout the season (October-May) to include Christmas Eve and Easter. Rehearsals occur in the Great Room on Sundays from 12-1pm. Email Tianna Durbin, Minister of Worship & Arts, to sign up or for more information.
Joyful Noise is a praise and worship band that utilizes a variety of instrumentation and styles, to include; contemporary praise, blues, country, pop, and folk. Joyful Noise welcomes all adults and older youth to come join in the fun of creating exciting music for 9:15am worship! Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30pm in the Great Room. Email Tianna Durbin, Minister of Worship & Arts, to sign up or for more information.
The Arcola Alleluia Choir supports the 11am Worship service each week as well as Christmas Eve and Easter Worship. We welcome adults of all ages in addition to older youth. We occasionally sing in the surrounding community during the Christmas season and in the spring. The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9pm in Ruth Hall. We ALWAYS welcome new singers to the group and no prior experience is necessary. Email Tianna Durbin, Minister of Worship & Arts, to sign up or for more information.
Rise is a worship team with a focus on light praise music and hymns. Rehearsals will take place every Wednesday from 6-7pm and will support the 8am worship service. Contact Tianna Durbin.
The Grace Notes Ringers Adult Handbell Ministry at Arcola is a NEW ministry and we are excited for how this ministry will grow in membership and discipleship. We rehearse on Thursdays from 6-7:15pm and ring once per month in worship. This group also contributes to Christmas Eve and Easter Worship. Email Tianna Durbin, Minister of Worship & Arts, to sign up or for more information.
We offer a Handbell Choir for those in middle school through adults with zero to 2 years of experience. The choir focuses on basic ringing techniques and rings for worship services once per month. Rehearsals take place weekly on Sunday afternoon from 12:15 to 1:15pm. If you are interested in ringing or would like more information, please contact Jennifer Roberts.
The Chime Choir is a children's handbell choir for K-3rd grades. This choir will be a connection to Arcola's Wednesday night Refill and will meet from 5:30-6pm. After rehearsal, children can join their parents for Refill and activities. Chime Choir begins on Wednesday, October 3. For more information, please contact Jennifer Roberts or Tianna Durbin.
If you play an instrument and would like to be included in solo opportunities, or small ensembles, we would like to know! Ensembles are perfect for Christmas Eve and Easter Worship and Choral Anthems sometimes include small ensembles and solo instruments too! Soloists will be included on a rotational basis and as schedules permit. At least one rehearsal with the Music Director and an accompanist (if needed) will occur prior to playing an instrument for worship. Don’t be shy! Do consider contributing your musical talent with the Arcola Community. Email Tianna Durbin, Minister of Worship & Arts to sign up or for more information.
Youth Praise Band
The Youth Praise Band is for rising 6th-12th grades. If you play guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drum-set or like to sing lead vocals, this group is for you! Contact Tianna Durbin.
Arcola’s Summer in the Arts camp is a place for children and youth who are rising 3rd grade through 10th grade to explore and refine various art forms. This camp offers a variety of large group performing arts to include: singing, drama, percussion, and hands-on practice with various instruments. Classes in visual arts such as drawing and painting are also offered. The camp offers small group instruction so that students can learn a new skill or refine a skill. Examples of classes include, dance, sound engineering, guitar & Ukulele, acting classes, show choir, and much more! An important aspect to this camp is its focus on the surrounding community—a place where all students in the community can come and be immersed in the arts. The camp is offered each summer during the 4th week of July.
Exploring the Arts Day Camp for Rising 3rd-6th Grade (9am-4pm)
This camp is exploratory in nature in which students will be exposed to a variety of hands-on art forms for the purpose of finding the art forms they may be interested in refining for themselves. We believe exploring the arts at this age level is critical to the success of refining in later years. We also believe that everyone can excel in the arts!
Musical Drama Day Camp for Rising 7th-10th Grade (9am-4pm)
This youth camp will focus on drama and performing through script and music.
School of Christian Rock Evening Camp for Rising 6th-12th Grade (5-8pm)
Specializes in Christian Rock instruments for older students who currently play and have experience on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, drum set, and keyboard. This camp will also include vocalists who are familiar with Christian Rock music.