Music Ministries


Welcome to music in the Garden!  Music Ministries at Sedge Garden are a vital component of our Worship and of our spiritual life!  Whether it’s the choir leading traditional worship on a Sunday morning, the Praise Team playing for our fall festival and trunk or treat, or even our VIPs playing their Krystal bells at one of our local rest homes- we are happy to further the kingdom of God through our joy in music!

If you’d like to sing with a choir, ring a handbell or play an instrument, please email Marie Denig, Interim Director of Traditional Music at No matter what your talent or ability level, if you have a heart for worship and music, there is a place for you to make a joyful noise in the Garden!

Music Ensembles (by age)

Children’s Choir – Our children’s choir is for boys and girls 1st grade through 5th grade.  We sing a variety of music, and perform for both the First Fruits worship service and out Traditional service.  Along with singing, the children’s choir also rings krystal bells and occasionally plays other handheld instruments.  Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons at 5:00 p.m.

Youth Praise Band – Praise Band ages 12-18 consisting entirely of youth; plays in both contemporary and traditional worship services; also plays for various district events.  Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:00pm in Brian Ray Fellowship Hall.

First Fruits Praise Band – This group leads the music for our contemporary worship service, First Fruits. Instruments include guitar, drums, bass and keyboard.  Practice is every Thursday @ 7:15pm in the Brian Ray Holland Fellowship Hall.

Chancel Choir – The Chancel Choir is a 4-part men’s and women’s choir open to anyone age 13 and up with a joy for singing!  The Chancel Choir leads our 10:55 am Traditional Worship Service.  The choir sings a variety of music, from classical to gospel and anything in between!  The choir also presents large cantata-type works are Christmas and Easter.  No music reading ability is required, just a love of music and a desire to praise God through song with others!  The choir rehearses every Wednesday at 7:30pm in the choir room.

Sounds of Joy Handbell Choir – A 12 ringer, adult handbell choir for 4 octave Malmark handbells and 3 octave Malmark hand chimes.  The hand bells rehearse every Wednesday at 6:30pm in Sanctuary.  The ensemble plays monthly for the 10:55 Worship Service, as well as on special occasions and holidays.  Some slight music reading ability is helpful but not necessary!

The Garden Belles –(Formerly VIPs  “Voices in Praise”); an ensemble of senior adults who play colored bells using the “Krystal Bell” method (played by color, with the leader holding cards with the colors to ring)  This ensemble meets on the first, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month  at 9:30am in choir room. The Garden Belles alternate monthly, either playing in our 10:55 worship service or going into our community to play for rest homes.

SGUMC Wind Ensemble – The Wind Ensemble is open to anyone who plays a woodwind or brass instrument .  The ensemble is open to players high school age through adult.  The Wind Ensemble aids in leading worship at our Traditional Service on a monthly basis, by accompanying hymns and providing special music.  The Wind Ensemble rehearses Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

Summer Musical- SGUMC is excited to be presenting its second annual summer musical in 2013.  Following the success of Godspell last summer, we will be presenting another full length Broadway musical this summer, August 9, 10, 11.  The cast will be open to our greater community, and the performance is given free of charge, our gift to our community.

Glory Street Quartet – Glory Street has been spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ in song since 1991. For more information, please visit