Music & Arts

Music & Arts

The mission of the Music and Arts Ministry at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church is to glorify God by enriching our community of faith through an inclusive, comprehensive, and dynamic visual and performing arts program.

The Music department staff includes:

Adult Music

The Chancel Choir at Buncombe Street UMC is an SATB ensemble open to singers in the church from senior high youth through adults under the direction of Rosemary Hughes and accompanied by Vance Jenkins. The Chancel Choir sings weekly at the 9:00 and 11:00 AM traditional worship services held in the Sanctuary. In addition to providing vocal leadership on hymns and presenting anthems, this choir performs at least two major works during the year with orchestral accompaniment. New singers are always welcome, and rehearsals for the Chancel Choir are held at 7:00 PM on Wednesdays (August through mid-June) in the Choir Room.

The contemporary worship services at 8:45 AM and 11:00 AM are held in Sisk Hall.

YOUTH-MUSIC-ENSEMBLES--REVISEDYouth Music

The Youth Choir (Inside Voices) is open to students in grades 6-12 and rehearses on Sundays from 4:40-5:15 PM in the Choir Room. The choir is directed by Rosemary Hughes and sings quarterly in worship.

The Youth Handbells (Wesley Ringers) is open to students in grades 6-12 and rehearses on Sundays from 4:00-4:35 PM in the Choir Room. The ensemble is directed by Rosemary Hughes and rings quarterly in worship.

Children’s Music

Buncombe Street UMC offers age-appropriate musical instruction for our preschool and elementary-aged children. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings, September through April. Click to email Rosemary Hughes, Director of Music and Arts, for additional information or to register your child. You may also reach her at 864-371-6092.

3 and 4 year-olds
Music and Movement – 6:00-6:30 PM
Play and Worship – 6:35-7:05 PM

K5 and First Grade
Celebration Choir – 6:00-6:30 PM | Bible Study – 6:35-7:05 PM

Second, Third, and Fourth Grades
Bible Study – 6:00-6:30 PM (with an hour-long option to 7:05 PM)

Joyful Noise Choir – 6:35-7:05 PM

Fifth Grade
Bible Study – 6:00-6:30 PM (will be in class with the Junior Highs)
Joyful Noise Choir or Recreation – 6:35-7:05 PM

Handbells

Buncombe Street UMC is a member of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers and rings with five octaves of White Chapel bells.

The Carillon Choir is an adult handbell choir that rings monthly for worship and participates in community events regularly. This handbell choir rehearses September-April on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 PM in the Choir Room and is directed by Dianne Eikenbusch.

The Wesley Ringers is a handbell choir for youth in grades 6-12 that rings quarterly for worship. This handbell choir rehearses September-April on Sundays from 4:00-4:35 PM in the Choir Room and is directed by Rosemary Hughes.