“Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day…” – Psalm 96
Music is one of God’s gifts to express our faith and devotion to Him in all of life and when we gather as a church community. By singing our faith, we draw people together as we draw near to God. West Jackson uses all kinds of music each week to worship our Savior, encourage believers, proclaim Biblical truth, and unify the church. From children’s choirs to student and adult choirs, from handbells to orchestra to modern worship bands, we invite musicians of all ages, experience, and interest to be a part. For vocalists, we invite you to join in leading the church in song through one of our choirs or worship teams. Learn more below and get connected with our ministry today.
Join our Choir & Orchestra
Connect to the life of our church while using your musical gifts to serve the Lord. Whether you love to sing or play an instrument, consider joining West Jackson choirs or orchestra. The Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra help lead our worship services each week and are featured in various concert and worship presentations throughout the year. Other groups chosen from the choir for leadership responsibilities include the Worship Team, Ladies Ensemble, and Men’s Quartets. If you would like to be involved, contact Teresa Wood in our music office (731-512-3703) for more information on any of these groups.
- Wednesday Choir @ 6:15pm
- Wednesday Orchestra @ 7:45pm
- Sunday Worship @ 10:30am
Join our Worship Band
If you are a musician and enjoy playing in a contemporary band in various styles, our worship band may be a good fit for you. Our worship bands work with our choir and orchestra to lead our 10:30am worship service each week. There are opportunities every week for players and experienced vocalists to help lead our church in prayer, Scripture, and singing praise. If you would like to be involved, contact Paul Helms for more information.
- Wednesday Practice @ 7:00pm
- Sunday Worship @ 10:30am
Opportunities For Students
At West Jackson, students are given the opportunity to use and develop their musical talents through performing groups, worship leadership, and mission trips. Students can be involved in Youth Choir on Sunday afternoons from August to December and Wednesday afternoons from January to May, and those with at least 4 years of experience on a given instrument can be a part of the Church Orchestra. Being a part of choir also provides the opportunity for involvement in ensembles and special events like concerts, mission tours and musicals. Throughout the school year, the Youth Choir is open to any and all students in grades 6 through 12. There are also additional opportunities within our Student Ministry to lead other students in singing God’s praise as part of our student worship team on Wednesday nights.
- Student Choir (6-12) on Sundays from 4:30p – 5:30p during school year
- Orchestra (for those with 4 years of experience) every Wednesday from 7:45p – 8:30p
- Student Ministry worship team opportunities on Wednesday nights
- Ensembles and worship leadership opportunities (periodically)
About Children’s Choir
We provide opportunities for young children at West Jackson to learn how to respond to with praise and worship to our awesome God. Through our children’s choir beginning at age 4, children are led and encouraged to develop their God-given abilities, gifts and talents. While there is an educational aspect to our program, the heart of our ministry is to introduce each child to an experience of corporate and individual worship of Jesus Christ. Our heart’s desire would be that every child would come to know Jesus as Savior and Lord of their life and be equipped to serve and worship Him as King of Kings and Lord of Lords as they grow up in our church community.
- Preschool Choir* (Wednesdays)
- 5:30-6:15p in Room E-118
- Children’s Choirs (Wednesdays)
- Music Makers I (1st – 2nd Grade) in Room A-136 @ 5:30-6:15p
- Young Musicians (3rd – 5th Grade) in Room D-204 @ 5:30-6:15p
Preschool Choir is open to all 4 year olds* through Kindergarten whose 4th birthday is by August 15th.
Interested in Serving?
Let us know more about yourself by filling out our music ministry interest form.
Connect With Leaders
We would love to help you connect with music ministry at West Jackson and begin serving in your area of interest and gifting. Feel free to reach out to our ministry staff below:
- 8:00-9:00am Worship Band Rehearsal
- 10:00am Choir Final Rehearsal (Choir Room)
- 10:30am Combined Worship
- 4:30p Youth Choir Rehearsal (Grades 6-12 )
- 5:30pm Children’s Choir (Ages 4 – 5th Grade)
- 6:30pm Adult Choir Rehearsal
- 7:00pm Worship Band Rehearsal
- 7:45pm Orchestra Rehearsal