Musical Ensembles

Join Our Vibrant Music Community: We believe that music is an essential part of worship and community. We're proud to offer various ensembles that cater to different skill levels and age groups - and we warmly invite our congregation and community to come and join us!
Whether you're an experienced musician or just starting, we have something for everyone. Our ensembles rehearse regularly and contribute to our worship services and special events throughout the year.

New Crossings Contemporary Ensemble

Are you passionate about contemporary music? Our New Crossings Ensemble, which performs at the 10:45 Service, is looking for new members! We welcome both singers and instrumentalists to join us. Experience with contemporary music is helpful. For more information, reach out to Director John Koziol. Want to hear what we sound like? Visit our YouTube playlist to get a taste of our music. We look forward to making music with you!

Email John KoziolYouTube Playlist

Handbell Ensembles

Jubilation Bells

Learn to play handbells! No music experience required for this beginner ensemble that starts anew every September.  Come have fun with us! Make new friends, and make music. Open to youth - adults. Weekly rehearsals are Wednesdays from 4:30pm - 5:15pm October through May. To learn more about the group or to be added to the substitute list email director Peteria (Pa-tera) Cochran Routt. 

Email Peteria

Alleluia Ringers

This is an intermediate - advanced Handbell Ensemble full of dedicated musicians striving to play well.  Rehearsals are weekly on Wednesday nights from 5:30pm - 6:45pm September through May.  Alleluia Ringers play for Traditions, the traditional style worship service. Thanks to a grant from Endowment, Alleluia Ringers led a Hymn Festival in the Fall of 2023 with Guest artist and international known clinician, Lee Afdahl; You can watch it HERE. To learn more about the group or to be added to the substitute list email director Peteria (Pa-tera) Cochran Routt. Check out video recordings of this ensemble through the YouTube link below. 

Email PeteriaOur YouTube Playlist

Adult Vocal Choir

Do you like making a joyful noise? Can you do it in tune? Then join chancel choir on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30pm in the sanctuary. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from September through May. Chancel choir sings at most 9am Sunday morning services throughout the academic year. Additionally, choir will engage in two special choral services each year. In December 2023, the choir presented Bach Cantata #140 - Wachet auf, which you can watch through the link below.  For more information about Chancel Choir email Dr. Gerald Gurss at

Our YouTube Playlist Wachet Auf- Bach Cantata 140

PreK - 2nd Grade Children's Choir

Rehearsal in room 205 from 10am - 10:20am Sunday mornings. Parents may wait in room 206. 

About the Teacher: Annie Lynch has a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Saint Olaf College.  She taught music to kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade for 13 years and has sung professionally in churches for 15 years.  She has also worked with kids in musical theater for several years.  Currently, she teaches Spanish to 3rd - 8th graders at Saint Ambrose Catholic School.  For more information about children's choirs at WBLUMC email Melinda Hoelscher, Worship & Music Administrator.

Children's Choir resumes in the fall of 2024.

Email Melinda