Music Ministry Mission
Margaret Graham Music Director
The mission and purpose of the St. John Mary Vianney (SJV) Music Ministry is to assist in the liturgical celebration as taught by the Roman Catholic Church through Word, Sacrament and Service and encourage a renewal within our music ministry that would lead to more spiritual growth.
Currently, the SJV music ministry consists of two music groups: the Choir and the Praise and Worship Band.
This ministry will also offer musical opportunities such as Children’s choir, Youth choir, or small instrumental and vocal ensembles for seasonal or special masses during the liturgical year
The SJV Choir provides music for the Sunday liturgy and new members are always welcome! It is a four-part choir open to all singers high school age and older, regardless of musical experience. Choir members can choose to sing at either 8:30 am or 10:30 am mass. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7 – 9 pm during the school year. Members have the option to sing during the summer, with a short rehearsal just before mass. Music styles range from traditional chant and hymns to contemporary Christian music. Instrumentalists include (but not limited to): piano, guitar, cello, flute, harp and drums.
The Praise and Worship Band
The Praise and Worship Band is an auditioned group of adults and high school students whose primary focus is supporting the music ministry of the Saturday evening masses. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm and one hour before mass. We focus on contemporary Christian music and will also put our touch on familiar hymns. Musicians include: piano, guitars, bass, drums, woodwinds and vocals.