music

Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.

psalm 105:2

Do you have a desire to make music, enjoy the fellowship of others, and want to share your love of Christ through music? Jarvis Memorial has a place for you in our Music Ministries. All are welcome with no audition! Simply come or contact us to let us know of your interest. You are welcome anytime throughout the year!  Feel free to contact Cheryl Stephenson, Director of Music Ministries, or Sammy Hudson, Praise Worship Leader, for more information.
We pray that we use music to generate excitement, beauty and inspiration in the worship and service to God.

music opportunities

chancel choir
Wednesdays • 7-8:30pm

Our Chancel Choir has a rich history of excellent music.  The Chancel Choir of the 11am traditional worship service is open to all adults from all walks of life who share a love of singing. In addition to singing anthems and supporting congregational singing, the choir prepares special presentations during the Advent/Lenten, Christmas and Easter seasons.  Rehearsal takes place in our music suite 7:00 - 8:30 PM Wednesday evenings.

praise band
Wednesdays • 6:30pm

The praise team leads in worship with our 9:00 AM Daybreak service and rehearses weekly on Wednesday evenings in the Taft Christian Life Center.  For information contact director, Sammy Hudson at Sammy@jarvis.church.

Children's & youth music

Children and youth learning music, growing in faith, serving others together, and learning how to become leaders in worship is primary to Christian growth.  From preschool to high school, participants learn in a fun and active environment and lead music in our worship services. Stay tuned for more about when and how your child can be a part of this ministry. Please let us know your interests as well!

jarvis jammers
Wednesdays • 5:30pm

Come join in to sing and/or play acoustical instruments on Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm. We cover country, folk and gospel music and hymns. Everyone is welcome to participate or just come and listen!
Jarvis Jammers is led by Jonathan Soulen.



HANDBELLS

With five octaves of handbells at Jarvis, handbell ensembles for beginners and experienced ringers of multiple ages are coming back soon! Stay tuned for more information!

orchestra

Jarvis has a history of excellent instrumentalists and instrumental music in worship services. This ensemble is formed for different occasions and plays for worship services. If you play an instrument and would like to be included in our orchestral ensemble please contact Cheryl Stephenson, Director of Music Ministries at Cheryl@Jarvis.Church.

Instruments at jarvis

Organs

The Robert Rives Taylor pipe organ was originally installed by the Tellers Pipe Organ Company of Erie, Pa., in 1958. The organ was restored and enlarged by Bob Lent of Shenandoah Organ Studio in Lyndhurst, Va., in 2006. The main organ, located at the front of the sanctuary, has 43 ranks, and the antiphonal organ, which also serves as the chapel organ, adjacent to the sanctuary, has six ranks. Stops added in 2006 six are the trumpet, clarion and vox humana in the Swell division. The most recent addition to the organ was the Festival Trumpet stop, added in 2013 and visible on each side of the choir loft arch.

pianos

Jarvis Memorial’s Music Ministry has three grand pianos in the church. The sanctuary has a 7’ Conservatory Concert Grand Yamaha, the choir room has a 5’ C2 Concert Grand Yamaha, and our chapel has a Howard Grand. There is a keyboard with our Praise Team.

handbells

Jarvis Memorial’s Music Ministry has 5 octaves of Malmark handbells and a full set of choir chimes.