Jane Christeson, Director of Music or

  “NOTES FROM THE MUSIC MINISTRY”  Mary Jane Christeson, Director of Music Ministry  August was a great month in the music program, as we enjoyed a well-attended hymn sing that featured both old favorites as well as music from our Contemporary guitarist and singer Brock Boland.  Both the bell choir and choir are back at work, and we also welcomed our students back full time with the beginning of our Stetson academic year. Diane Slaughter and Sandy Weil joined me for a terrific handbell reading session and workshop at Emmaus Lutheran Church where we purchased some new music.  Stetson sophomore Jason Schmidt helped reorganize our new choir folders. We have been happy to welcome Phil and Carol Hampton who have joined us until Boyd Jones returns from his unexpected surgical adventure.  We were also happy to welcome two brass players from the Stetson instrumental program who joined us in our anthem on the last Sunday of August. We are looking forward to learning new anthems this month and would love to welcome new and returning members to our ranks!  Christmas music is just around the corner!