Music and Arts Ministries

We have an expansive, diverse music ministry that provides opportunities for those of all ages and musical gifts to participate in worship!

Youth Choir (Starting September 11th): Youth Choir is for youth grades 6-12. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 6-7pm in the Choir Room during the school year. The Youth Choir will lead in worship once a month at both our 8:30am and 11am worship services. Contact Cindy Blevins ( 

Christmas Cantata Choir (Starting October 16th): Can't make a long-term commitment to choir? Singing for our Christmas Cantata is another great opportunity to participate in a short-term project. Rehearsals will begin Wednesdays at 7pm in the Choir Room and last for 45-60 minutes. Contact Cristen Mitchell ( The start date will be announced soon.


Handbell Choir (Starting September 15th): This ensemble is for children, youth, and adults who can read music and have experience with handbell ringing or who want to learn. We lead worship once a month during the Fall, Winter, and Spring. Rehearsals are Sundays from 7:30-8:30pm in the Sanctuary. New ringers are invited! Contact Matt McHugh (

Orchestra (Starting September 15th): The BUMC Orchestra welcomes children, youth, and adults with intermediate skill on band or orchestra instruments. Highlights of our year include playing for worship twice a month and for Christmas and Easter. Rehearsals are Sundays from 6:00-7:15pm in the Sanctuary, from September to April. Contact Ben Slaughter (

Wesley Singers: Part of the Wesley Foundation at Virginia Tech. Visit for details. Contact Cristen Mitchell (

Edges Worship

Edges Worship - The Edges Worship group leads at the contemporary edges service at our Harding Ave. Campus. Comprised of five musicians that play for 8:30am and 10:30am, the group often also leads worship nights and "edges echo" (informal communal worship gatherings where all are invited to bring an instrument). A subset of the group works on songwriting every week, and records worship songs in a local recording studio.

Principal Worship Leadership Ensembles

Our Principal Ensembles lead in worship on a weekly basis in either our 8:30am or 11am worship services!


Chancel Choir (Starting September 11th): This dedicated group of adults provides music for the 11:00am worship service most Sundays from September to June and is the foundation for the Cantata Choir. Rehearsals are Wednesday from 7:00-8:30pm in the Choir Room (Room 118). Childcare is provided free of charge. Contact Cristen Mitchell (


Worship Band (Starting September 11th): This new group leads congregational worship music for our 11am worship service in the Sanctuary at our Church St. campus. Those who are interested in singing or playing with the group should speak with Cristen Mitchell (


Early Service Ensemble (Starting September 8th): These dedicated adults provide music at the 8:30am worship service from September to June. Rehearsals are Sundays from 8:00-8:25am in the Choir Room (Room 118). Contact Cristen Mitchell (

Complementary Choirs and Ensembles

Our Complementary Choirs and Ensembles lead in worship about once a month in the Fall, Winter, and Spring!

W.O.W. Children's Choir (Starting September 11th): W.O.W. Children's Choir is for children 4 years old to 5th grade. This choir will include singing, instrument playing, movement, and other worship arts. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:15pm in the choir room during the school year. The choir will lead in worship 2-3 times a semester at both our 8:30am and 11am worship services. Contact Cristen Mitchell (

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