Music Ministry: The IC Parish music department consists of our Adult Choir, Choristers,
Adult Bells of Joy, Junior Bells of Joy and Church Musicians.
All groups are open to anyone in the parish and meet in the school multi-purpose room
and also participate in the annual Spring and Advent/Christmas Concerts
The Adult Choir meets on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:00. They occasionally sing at one of the weekend masses. Several also serve as cantors individually as well as in trios and duos.
The choristers are for those in second thru sixth grades. They meet on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:15. The chorister training is loosely based on the Royal School of Church Music program. In addition to singing in two and three part harmony, The Orff program and folk dancing add to the student's overall musical experience. Along with singing at mass, they also take turns serving as cantors. The choristers also perform religious and secular music as a whole group and as duos and trios at venues such as: The Kenny Rogers Telethon, Parker King Memorial Baseball Tournament, Red Hat Ladies Conventions, Relay For Life,The Heartland Pops, and at basketball and volleyball games. They've performed with such artists as Barbara Fairchild, Buck Trent, Replica, and The Southern Brothers. In November they will be performing for the veterans in Branson.
THERE IS A HUGE COMMITMENT INVOLVED.
Bells of Joy Ringers
Open to any adult or teenager who would like to learn the art of handbell ringing. Musical reading ability is not necessary. They meet on Thursday evenings from 7:15-9:00. Our ringers have performed in various venues in the area including Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Branson's Silver Dollar City and the shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illionis.
Junior Bells of Joy
Open to any boy or girl in fourth grade or higher. They are taught at their level with the end result being that they will eventually join the adult ringers. They also join the adults for concerts and masses.
Musicians of any ability are invited to help lead the music for mass. Music is written and arranged to suite anyone's level of playing. At present, we have keyboard, flute, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, clarinet, guitar, bass, and drums to add to the voices of the congregation.