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Music & Arts

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises. ~Psalm 98:4-6

The Arcola Music Ministry brings forth that joyful noise to praise our living God. We praise God with voice and instruments, at any age! All are invited to actively participate in the Music of Arcola Church. For more information, click on a group below or contact the Minister of Worship & Arts, Tianna Durbin.

Children & Youth

Celebration Choir - 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 are in person, Sundays from 10-10:45am in the Choir Room

Contact Rachel Gray

Joy Collective: Youth Praise Team

If you play guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drum-set or like to sing lead vocals, this group is for you! The Youth Praise Team rehearses in person on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm.

Email Cale Pritchett

Choir & Praise Band

Arcola Joyful Noise Praise Band

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 join in the fun of creating exciting music for the 9am in-person and livestream worship! Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm in the Great Room. Email Tianna Durbin, Minister of Worship & Arts, to sign up or for more information.

Alleluia Choir

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. Rehearsals are on Thursdays 7-8:30pm. Email Tianna Durbin, Minister of Worship & Arts, to sign up or for more information.

Elevation Dance

Worship God Through Dance!

Elevation Dance Ensemble praises God through movement, bringing the dancers and all who witness our craft closer to knowing and loving God. "Let them praise His name with dancing, making melody to Him with tambourine and lyre!" (Psalm 149:3). The Elevation Dance Ensemble will lift God up through choreographed and improvised movement in worship services and special events throughout the year.

If you are interested in joining the Elevation Dance Ensemble, we ask that:

  • you have a love of God to lift Him up through dancing
  • you are ages 9+, with a young heart for sharing your gift of dance with others
  • you have some dance training, a minimum of knowledge in ballet, lyrical, or jazz
  • you are open to sharing your love of dance in worship

Our rehearsals are in-person on Sundays from 12:15-1pm in Ruth Hall. Please email Jennifer O'Reilly or Tianna Durbin for more information and to be a part of this exciting addition to our Worship & Arts Ministry!

Email Jennifer O'Reilly


Faith Ringers

The Faith Ringers are a beginning to intermediate handbell choir for those who want to learn the basics of ringing. This group is open for high schoolers to adults. Rehearsals are in person on Sundays from 12:15 - 1:15pm. Faith Ringers support worship services once per month and also occasional special services such as Christmas and Easter. Email Cale Pritchett, Director of Faith Ringers, to sign up or for more information.

Grace Notes Ringers

The Grace Notes Ringers is a handbell choir for those who are experienced ringers. Rehearsals are on Thursdays 6-7:15pm in the Handbell Room. Grace Note Ringers support all worship services and also take their bells on the road for many community events during the Christmas and Spring seasons. There are also opportunities for experienced ringers to ring in small groups or to ring as a soloist.Email Tianna Durbin, Minister of Worship & Arts, to sign up or for more information.

The Melodious Ringers Junior Handbell Choir

This handbell group is designed for 4th-8th graders who are interested in learning how to ring bells! This group provides our younger community members to praise God through music. No ringing experience required, and you'll perform one Sunday per month in worship. Contact Rachel Gray to sign up.

HeART & Soul

Under the leadership of Keri Goodfriend and Bev Sharrard, our HeART & Soul events focus on reviving the soul through visual arts, like painting and meditation, or watercolor arts classes. This team also creates gorgeous paintings and banners for worship. If you are interested in knowing more about these events or in volunteering for this arts ministry, email Keri Goodfriend.

Email Keri Goodfriend

Monday Night Music Club & More

Monday Night Music Club
3rd Mondays @ Arcola

Part performance, part singalong, part jam session, part open mic, this community-focused club is for people who love to be in a musical community. Each month will be themed, like 90's, 80's, Motown, etc. Enjoy dinner and a show by the house band, and sign up for performance slots when you arrive. Following dinner, it's open mic time, with house band backing performers if you want/need them. We'll close together with a group song and a singalong! 

Soloists & Ensemble Opportunities

Our Christmas and Easter Seasons bring out our brass instruments in worship! Also, throughout the year we invite soloists on any instrument as well as vocal soloists to share their special talents in worship. Our musical productions include pit orchestras for strings, wind instruments and keyboard players. If you play an instrument and would like to be a soloist, or would like to have opportunities to play during holiday seasons and for musical productions, contact Tianna Durbin with your information. 

AV Team

We have an active AV Team that supports weekly music rehearsals as well as Sunday worship. If you have experience in sound, lighting, livestreaming, or videography, this is the perfect way for you to use your skills for Kingdom purposes. To sign up for this team, email Chris Durbin, chair of AV. 

Arcola Church Music Channel
YouTube channel from our AV Chair Chris Durbin, hosting the musical acts of worship of Arcola Church, including band, choir, and hand bells.

Summer in the Arts

Arcola’s Summer in the Arts camp is a place for rising 3rd grade through 10th graders to explore and refine various art forms. This camp offers a variety of large group performing arts, including singing, drama, percussion, and hands-on instrument practice. Small group classes also allow students to learn or refine a skill, such as painting, drawing, dance, sound engineering, guitar & ukulele, acting, show choir, and much more! An important aspect to this camp is its focus on the 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.

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Music & Arts Team

Rachel Gray

Children's Music Director & Music Administrative Assistant

Deb Porter

Children's Musical Director & Summer in the Arts Co-Director