Music Committee

October 24, 2018

The Music Committee met on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 pm. The Committee discussed music plans and logistics for Advent and updates from the Ministry Board meeting. The Committee spent most of the time creating a proposal for the Endowment Fund to dedicate a shared space for our Youth Music ensembles and Christian Ed classes.

October 3, 2018

The Music Committee met on Wednesday, October 3. The meeting focused on discussions of identifying strengths of Little River’s Music Ministry and traditions favored by the congregation. In preparation for a report to the Future Ministries Committee, the Music Committee began discussions of envisioning the future of the Music Ministry at Little RIver and future requirements in terms of physical space. The Committee also discussed options for a proposal for the Endowment Fund. After brainstorming many different ideas, the Committee agreed to move forward on creating a proposal for a dedicated space for Youth Music and will seek out potential collaboration with Christian Education, Arts Committee, and Trustees. Additionally, the Committee prepared logistics for the upcoming Ministry Fair on October 14th.

August 29, 2018

The Music Committee met on Wednesday, August 29 at 7:30 pm. The Committee discussed possibilities for musical contributions to the Silent Auction for Rally Day and plans for a table at the Ministry Board Fair on October 14. The Music Committee spent most of the meeting discussing the organ and its need for repairs. The organ's electronics are malfunctioning and the organ preset buttons are failing because of aging in the electronics. Craig must manually change each organ stop to get a different sound. Craig is in touch with organ specialists and deciding the best course of action. Since there will by major repairs to the organ, it is the best time to make upgrades to the organ including memory expansion. The repairs will likely be done in summer 2019 to avoid any down time of the organ during the year. The Committee is exploring ways to pay for the cost in addition to using all funds from the Organ Reserve. The Committee also discussed Music Ministry goals for the future including the addition of Children's chimes and the needs of a dedicated space for Music Ministry. The Committee concluded the meeting by collaborating on evaluations for our Music staff.