The Bible says in Proverbs 25:19, “Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.” One of the biggest blessings to any leader is a faithful follower. That being said, allow me to share some thoughts with you about Choir & Orchestra.

Do your best to be in your seat at every service and at every rehearsal!

The Summer is not a “dead time” where we just float through and learn nothing new until the Fall comes. Those in the congregation notice when we are not in our seats. Every music member is needed!

Remember, the Choir and Orchestra are ministries of the church just as much as any other ministry is.

Commitment is needed for this ministry. If someone asks you to serve in another ministry and it would cause you to miss a rehearsal or a service where you are to be involved musically, remember where your first commitment was made! WE NEED YOU!!! Of course, there may be times when the need you are asked to fill may be better for the overall cause for you to miss out on your music commitment, however always be sure to communicate with your music leader the situation and allow them to help you make that decision.

Planning a vacation?

If you are planning on taking a vacation that will require you to be absent from a rehearsal or from a service from which the Choir or Orchestra is participating, be sure to let your music leader know.

What if I get sick?

If you or your children are ill and you will not be able to attend a rehearsal or a service where you are to participate, simply send your music leader a text as soon as it becomes apparent that you will not be able to attend – even if it is late at night.

These notes help a great deal (especially when working with the choir) to determine seating and other things in advance.

Dr. Kacy Palmore

Music & Business
Parkside Baptist Church
Mesquite, Texas