A Joyful Noise 

Amanda Ellery, Director of Music 

In addition to being the Director of Music at GCC, Amanda Ellery works at Rushville Elementary Schools East and West, where she teaches K-6 general music. She is also a composer, flutist, and vocalist. Amanda has been involved in church music her whole life and started playing flute professionally at local churches when she was in high school.  She has a diverse work background including being a swim coach and a children’s book author. Amanda received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory and Composition from Butler University and her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential License from California State University, Los Angeles.  She is currently pursuing her Master of Music Education degree from Anderson University. She is happy to be working with such talented and enthusiastic musicians at GCC.

 

Jay Beyers, Organist

  

  Worship and Music Team Opportunities

 

Vocal Music

Church Choir – The church choir is open to all. The choir sings a variety of music styles during the worship services. There are required weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm. Due to Covid, the choir is currently a very small group planning to sing for a few Lent and Easter services. We hope to be back in a larger group this fall.

Song Leaders – Song leaders sing the Sunday service hymns on a microphone to lead the congregation in worship. They sing a variety of traditional hymns, contemporary hymns, and other music with sacred texts. Song leaders typically rehearse the week before they are scheduled to sing after choir rehearsal on Wednesdays. Song leaders are invited through audition. 

Instrumental Music

GCC has several accomplished instrumentalists who add to our worship services by playing with the ensembles and Song Leaders, as well as performing as soloists. Instrumentalists will be invited through audition.

Bell Choir – The bell choir is a handbell ensemble that plays for the Christmas and Easter seasons. The bell choir is open to all. If you haven’t played bells before or don’t read music, we will help you learn! The bell choir is currently not meeting due to Covid. We hope to be ringing again for Christmas.

Anyone interested in being a part of the Music Team should contact the Director of Music, Amanda Ellery at for more information.

 

Worship Production Team

Directed by Doug Moore, the Worship Production Team operates the sound board, livestream video, cameras, and video projectors during all worship services. Volunteers are welcome and will be trained on how to use all of the equipment. No previous experience is necessary.

Anyone interested in being a part of the Worship Production Team should contact Doug Moore at  

 And then there's Brad! 

 Brad Herndon's musical gift brings joy to worship