Merry Makers

Kindergarten-Grade 5
Rehearses Sundays, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Chapel
Led by Children’s Music Director Mary Gaskins

Children engage in song, movement, instruments and integrated visual art and story and sing in worship about five times a year.


Youth Arts Ensemble (YAE)

Grades 4-8
Rehearses Sundays, 10:30-11:10 a.m., Music Room
Led by Music Assistant Sarah Jebian

Youth explore community-building relationships through the arts. Working as a team, they will play games, build and strengthen relationships, sing, play instruments and percussion, create art, explore movement and lead adult worship at times though spoken word and song. There will be opportunities to create music out of recycled materials and share beatboxing skills or poetry, and occasional opportunities for solo instrumentalists and vocalists. This group also collaborates with an intergenerational ensemble on English handbells.


Chorale

Grade 9-Adult
Rehearses Thursdays, 7:15-9:30 p.m., Sanctuary
Led by Director of Music & Arts Laura Weiss

High schoolers encouraged to join the Chorale. This intergenerational ensemble performs challenging choral music during UUCF worship services. Repertoire ranges from mouth music to Bach, Meredith Monk and Thomas Tallis. Serving in regular ministry to our congregation and their worship experience, each singer serves as an important presence in our worship throughout the year. Singing every 2 weeks or so, this group also participates in major choral events within each calendar year that often feature collaboration with outside organizations and congregations.


Housebands

Grade 9-Adult
Meets as needed to prepare for performances

If interested, contact Music & Arts Laura Weiss

Choose between many different band genres listed below. One large event each year includes “Banding Together” in early spring.

  • Folk Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Joy Rock Ensemble
  • World Music Ensemble
  • Big Band
  • Interdisciplinary Improvisation Combo (Or the IIC!)
  • Holiday Brass
  • Classical Trios
  • Chamber Orchestra

Revolution Ringers (starting fall 2017)

Grade 7-Adult 
Will rehearse Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. 
Led by Director of Music and Arts Laura Weiss

Using a set of three-octave English handbells and chimes, this group will participate regularly in worship. Youth should have a background in reading music. Adults with little to no experience with music are welcome too! Parents and youth encouraged to participate together as a fun family experience!