Music is an important ministry at Westwood Baptist Church. The purpose of the Music Ministry is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through song, encourage believers in their walk with Christ, lead the congregation in worship, and provide an avenue through which individuals may share their gift and be an integral part of the worship service. The Music Ministry helps to support the mission of the church through music experiences.
The music programs at Westwood offer opportunities for
- Spiritual growth
- Participation in ministry
- Stewardship of gifts and talents
All choirs are voluntary, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate, regardless of experience. All participants strive for excellence, dignity, reverence and integrity in all musical endeavors. For additional information regarding the Westwood Music Ministry, please contact Pat Close, our Minister of Music, and see the information below.The Adult Choir participates regularly in our Sunday morning worship services and presents special concerts throughout the year. There are several offshoots of the adult Choir –Men’s Ensemble, Women’s Ensemble, and Chamber Choir. In addition to our choirs, we encourage singers and instrumentalists to share their gifts through solos and small ensembles. The Adult Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 p.m. and on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Contact Pat Close for more information.The Handbell Choir is made up of individuals with a passion and/or interest in ringing handbells. The Handbell Choir regularly participates in the morning worship services throughout the year. The Handbell Choir practices on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Check the church calendar for more details and for special rehearsal information. Contact Lera League or John League for more information. Our Youth Singers group is made up of students in 7th-12th grades. The group regularly participates in the morning worship services and presents a musical performance each year. Youth Singers practices on Sunday afternoons at 5 p.m. Check the youth calendar for more details and for special rehearsal information. Contact Pat Close for more information.Our Children's Choir is for children in 1st-6th grades. The Children's Choir regularly participates in Sunday morning worship services and present a musical each year. The Children's Choir practices on Wednesday nights (September-May) during the Children's program time. These rehearsals include instruction in music reading, appropriate literature, Orff instruments, and interpretive movement. Contact Pat Close for more information.Our Preschool Choir is led by Mr. Ariel and other wonderful volunteers. Choir members learn to enjoy Christian music and the choir regularly participates in our Sunday morning worship services. The Preschoolers inspire the congregation every time they sing with their motto, "Hooray for Jesus!" The Preschool Choir practices on Wednesday nights (September-May) during the Preschool program time. Contact Rebecca Larson for more information.