Sign up to share musical gifts this summer


Let your musical talents shine this summer. You are invited to bring your unique gifts to lead us in worship. All ages are welcome to “play skillfully with loud shouts” (Psalm 33). We have openings for musicians in June, July and August. Contact Jennifer Whiting or contact the Church Office to sign up and make a joyful noise. 

Be part of Gary Church music ministries

What a joy to be making beautiful music together at Gary United Methodist Church in Wheaton, IL!

COVID-19 information for music groups: All ensembles will follow protocols specific to each group, including distancing, ventilation, limited time in rooms and masks. Some groups may move to larger spaces to allow for proper distancing. All singers and instrument players over the age of 12 who want to participate are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must be willing to share this personal information. Contact the group’s director or Jennifer Whiting through the Church Office for the most up-to-date information, including rehearsal dates. You can also find COVID-19 protocols here.

Here is a tentative rehearsal schedule that is subject to change as COVID-19 mitigations are updated.

Singing groups:

Friendship Singers
This class for grades 1–5 is suspended temporarily.
Students in grades 3–6 are warmly encouraged to join Good News Ringers for a fun musical experience.

Broken Together (youth ensemble)
Sundays, 2–3 p.m., Choir Room
Grades 6–12
Director: Ellie Pentland

Men’s Ensemble
Second and third Saturdays, 8–9 a.m., Choir Room
High School–Adult, tenors and basses
Director: Phil Roberts

Celebration Sing-Along
Second and fourth Wednesdays, 7–8 p.m., Choir Room
High School–Adult, sopranos and altos
Director: Jennifer Whiting

Chancel Ensemble
Thursdays, 7–8 p.m., Choir Room
High School–Adult, sopranos, altos, tenors, basses
Director: Jennifer Whiting

Rhythm, handbell, and instrumental groups:

Wednesdays, 6–6:30 p.m., Choir Room
Age 3–Kindergarten
This group explores music through rhythm and movement, and each child is accompanied by an adult who participates in the class. It’s a fun way to spend time with your little one. Please register.
Director: Mary Ellen Rahn

Good News Ringers
Wednesdays, 5:30–6:15 p.m., Sanctuary
Grades 3–6
Directors: Nancy Brunner, Jill Stoffels

Glory Ringers
Sundays, 11 a.m.–noon, Sanctuary
Grades 7–12 and adults
Directors: Kristin Kalitowski-Kowal, Jill Stoffels

Sanctuary Ringers
This group is temporarily suspended during the pandemic. Interested adults may consider joining Glory Ringers.

Altar Bells
Wednesdays, 6:30–7:45 p.m., Sanctuary
High School–Adult
Director: Sharon Schmidt


Share your musical gifts

Musicians of all ages are encouraged to share their instruments in worship at Gary United Methodist Church in Wheaton, IL.
Contact Jennifer Whiting for details.