Over the past several years, we have been able to organize instrumental ensembles involving many of our young people. The Youth Ensemble adds a delightful musical dimension to our annual Church School Christmas Pageant, and they perform on other special occasions whenever possible. Under the direction of church member and musician Bob Oswald, the Youth Ensemble has grown from a just a few members in 2006 to over twenty players at our 2013 Christmas!
In addition to the Christmas Pageant, some of our youth performers grace our services on special occasions throughout the year. Services on Palm Sunday, Easter, Music Sunday, and Lenten Jazz Vespers have all featured young musicians from the congregation. The Ensemble provides a fun, no-pressure opportunity for the young musicians in our church to hone their music skills, add the blessing of music to our services, and have fun at the same time!