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Music Ministry

Salem's music ministry offers a variety of opportunities at every age level. We have an active worship choir, worship team, preschool and children's choirs, middle school and high school choirs, instrumental music/orchestra, and handbells. Pastor Jeff Olds invites you to take a closer look at the music ministry and to join us in leading fellow believers in life-changing, wholehearted worship.

Upcoming Events

Worship Choir Kickoff

Hey, prospective and current Salem Worship Choir members! Help us kick off a new year of Worship Choir on Wednesday, August 22 at 6 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner and childcare are provided. Please click here to RSVP

Worship Ministry Team

There are several different ways you can serve on Salem’s Worship Ministry Team on Sunday mornings as well as Saturday evenings! Please contact Pastor Jeff Olds through the church office if you are interested in joining any of these areas.

Worship Team

Worship Team involves weekly rehearsals on Thursdays at 7:15 pm, rotational worship leadership ministry for the blended style 11:00 am worship service on Sundays, and occasional special event ministry. The team consists of:

  • Praise Team: an ensemble group that leads worship on Sundays at 11 am, featuring vocals accompanied by the Praise Band
  • Praise Band: accompanies Praise Team during 11:00 am Sunday worship with drums, guitars, and keyboard


Sunday worship services would not go smoothly without the help of our ushers. Ushers do the simple but vital job of greeting folks as they enter our worship center, handing out worship folders, helping folks with seating, and assisting during offertory. Men and women who are members are welcome to work as ushers! Our ushers serve on a rotational basis. Please contact Pastor Jeff Olds to sign up.

Tech Team

Tech Team members are also an important part of Worship Team, running audio and visual equipment during morning worship services and other special events. We will provide training, but prefer individuals with experience handling specialized audio/visual equipment.

Saturday Service (The Hill)

Please contact Daniel Barkley for information about getting involved in The Hill's Saturday evening music ministry.

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Worship Choir

The Worship Choir leads our congregation in Sunday worship services on a regular basis. The Worship Choir is made up of volunteers, no audition required. The Worship Choir presents special programs throughout the year. There are two rehearsal options for choir members: Wednesdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 5:00 pm. Both rehearsals meet in the Rehearsal Suite in Building D. Contact Pastor Olds if you are interested in joining the Worship Choir! We typically break for summer, and start back up in the fall with a kick-off dinner in the fall.


The Adult Handbell Choir meets for rehearsal every Wednesday evening at 6:15 pm from September through June. We play periodically during worship and for special events.

The Student Handbell Choir gives students in 6th – 12th grade the opportunity to ring handbells. We meet for rehearsal each Sunday, September through June, at 3:00 pm. We also play periodically during worship.

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Psalm 150 says: Praise the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty heavens. Praise Him for His acts of power; Praise Him for His surpassing greatness. Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet, Praise Him with the harp and lyre, Praise Him with tambourine and dancing, Praise Him with the strings and flute, Praise Him with the clash of cymbals, Praise Him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the lord. Praise the Lord.

God has blessed Salem with many talented musicians. The Salem Orchestra provides an opportunity for these musicians to lead our congregation and fulfill Psalm 150. Adults and students with four years of experience and the ability to play level three music are encouraged to join the Salem Orchestra. Brass, woodwind, string and percussion players are needed. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays from 7:45 – 9:00 pm. Contact Pastor Jeff for more information.

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Student Choir

Student Choir is for students in grades 6 – 12 and provides Sunday morning worship leadership one Sunday of each month. The Student Choir rehearses on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 pm September through May. We typically take at least one Choir Tour each year and occasionally do combo Music/Mission Tours through the overall Student Ministry Program of Salem.

There are also opportunities for student instrumentalists to be involved in Student Praise Team. Student Praise Team is currently student-led (with supervision), and is coordinated through Daniel Barkley.

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Children's Choirs

Download the registration form for Fall Children's Choir.

Preschool Choir

The music ministry begins with musical activities for preschoolers ages 4 to Pre-K. This choir is designed to allow the preschoolers to have a successful introduction to music. The preschool choirs do not “perform” in worship, but share what they learn with their parents.

Children’s Choir

The Children’s Choir program is the next step in musical development here at Salem. There are three choirs for children: Melody Builders, Music Makers, and Young Musicians. Melody Builders introduces children from kindergarten through 1st grade to the basics of music. The Music Makers Choir is for children in 2nd and 3rd grade, and the Young Musicians Choir is for children in grades 4 and 5. We meet at 4:00 pm on Sundays, September through the beginning of May. You may join us anytime throughout the year.

Preschool Choir is led by Scarlet Owens in Room C113
Melody Builders is led by Maria and Skip in the Media Center
Music Makers is led by Valerie in Room C227
Young Musicians is led by Erin and Christy in the Chapel Classroom 

Jewel Tones

Jewel Tones is designed to get special needs children engaged in musical activities using chimes, handbells, and a variety of other instruments. Special needs children of all ages are welcome. Meets Sunday afternoons at 4:00 pm.
Led by Nancy in Room B102

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Senior Adult Choir

The Salem Senior Adult Choir is for folks age 60+ and rehearses in the Chapel classroom on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 4:15 pm, September through May. The choir is led by James Austin through the Senior Adult Ministry and occasionally leads worship or performs for special events.

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