The Music Ministry of Shalimar UMC is an exciting fellowship, growing both spiritually and numerically. This ministry strives to be a driving force in the area of musical excellence and worship leadership, appealing to the church and community not only through special seasonal programs, but also through organized weekly ministries. Everyone has a place to be involved in the Music Ministry. We have musical opportunities for preschoolers through adults!


Dr. Brad Bradford | 850-651-0721 ext 112

WORSHIP ministries associate

Ben Savage | 850-651-0721 ext 110

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Our Saturday 6:00 pm service and Sunday morning 9:30 am and 11:00 am services are lead by two wonderful worship teams. These teams are made up of vocal and instrumental talents, along with technical support. We would love to help you find your place if this is where God is calling you.

Saturday 6:00 pm Break Free & 11:07 Freedom and Praise Team and Band

Young adult mixed vocal and instrumental ensemble
Regular Rehearsals Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm (Family Life Center) and Sunday Mornings 8:00-9:00am
Sings and plays primarily every Sunday during the Freedom Worship Service

Connect Praise Team

Mixed adult ensemble and instrumental group (audition required)
Regular Rehearsals Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm (Sanctuary)
Sings and plays primarily every Sunday during the 9:30 am Connect Worship Service


We have a choir for every age: children, youth and adults. All of our choirs share their musical talents on a regular basis. Our Chancel Choir leads worship every Sunday in our 11:00 am Traditions service.

Chancel Choir: 

Open Enrollment for those 18 and older
Regular Rehearsals Wednesdays 7:00 pm-8:30 pm (Music Suite)
Sings Primarily 11:00 am service and every other month during the 8:00 am service
Seasonal Concerts Christmas, Lent and 4th of July with full orchestra

Click here to visit the Chancel Choir page


Youth Choir: 

Open Enrollment 6th-12th grade
Regular Rehearsals Sundays 5:30 pm-6:30 pm (Music Suite)
Sings Primarily monthly during 8:00 am service
Seasonal Concerts Fall and Spring Dinner Theaters; 10-day Summer Choir Tours

2020 Covid-19 Virtual Choir

2018 Youth Choir Tour singing in the Capital Rotunda

2017 Youth Choir Christmas Program

Children's Choirs:

Open Enrollment but only meets during the school year
Wee Ones (4 & 5 year olds) | Sonshine Kids (1st & 2nd grade) | God's Kids (3rd-5th grade)
Regular Rehearsals Wednesday 5:30-6:15 pm 
Sings Primarily 4th Sunday of the month in 8 & 11 am services
Seasonal Concerts Christmas and Spring Musicals

Music Theater:

More details to come for 2019's Musical 
Directors: Marcia WrightReynolds and Ron Morse


We are blessed to have two wonderful groups that bless us with their instrumental talents on a regular basis, in addition to the weekly gifts used in our Worship Teams. If you play an instrument, we would love to find a place for you in one of our groups.

Church Orchestra

Open Enrollment for youth and adults (audition required with Worship Pastor)
Regular Rehearsals Wednesdays 5:30-6:45 pm (Music Suite)
Plays Primarily 4th Sunday of each month during 8 & 11 am Traditions services
Seasonal Concerts accompanies adult choir during Christmas, Spring and God & Country concerts

Adult Handbells (Joy Ringers) 

Enrollment as needed (audition required with Worship Pastor)
Regular Rehearsals Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 pm (Music Suite)
Rings Primarily every 2 months
Seasonal Concerts as needed


We have a wide variety of wonderful ensembles, men, women, and blended ensembles. We welcome new voices in any of our ensembles, choirs, or teams. Contact us so we can help you find your place.

Gloryland men's ensemble

Audition Required for enrollment
Regular Rehearsals Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm (Library)
Sings Primarily 3rd Sunday of each month during the 8 & 11 am services
Other Presentationvarious local and out of town events (retirement centers, banquets etc.) and as needed by the Worship Pastor

Rejoice ladies ensemble 

Audition Required for enrollment
Regular Rehearsals Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm (Chapel)
Sings Primarily 2nd Sunday of each month during the 11:00 am service
Other Presentations as needed by Worship Pastor

Lighthouse mixed adult ensemble

Audition Required for enrollment
Regular Rehearsals Mondays 6:00-7:00 pm (Music Suite)
Sings Primarily 1st Sunday of each month during the 8 & 11 am services
Other Presentations as needed by Worship Pastor