St. John provides musical opportunities for all ages, interests and talents:

Music Programs

Children’s Choir (4 yrs –grade 5)

kidschoirThis Choir sings about once a month. Some of the goals are to introduce good singing voices, learn about ‘beats’ and rhythm, learn certain parts of the liturgy, have fun singing songs about God, and play rhythmic instruments. The children typically participate in an annual musical. The musical builds confidence in children, they learn about teamwork, have fun while singing and learn about God. Musicals are about one major Biblical story or Christian idea.

Director:
Dawn Papenfuss
(701) 232-8521
dawn@stjohnfargo.com

St. John Choir (high school – 100 years old!)

choirSt. John choir sings approximately 3 out of 4 Sundays. If you are interested in singing but question how much time you have, call and ask, or just try us out! This group has a wide range of repertoire; the anthems usually fit the Sunday theme. We also sing at the Christmas Eve service. This group also goes to sing at some of the Retirement homes in the area. Come and sing!

Director:
Dawn Papenfuss
(701) 232-8521
dawn@stjohnfargo.com

Adult Handbell Group

This is for adults who read music and love to play in an ensemble utilizing hand bells and hand chimes.

Coordinator:
Jessica Westgard Larson
(701) 371-8094
Jlwestgard@hotmail.com

Children’s Handbell Group

For children in grades 2-5. Meets on Wednedays from 6:30-7 pm  for part of the school year.

Coordinator:
Jessica Westgard Larson
(701) 371-8094
Jlwestgard@hotmail.com

Recorder Group

This is a group of four adults who play soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorders. They play in worship 3-4 times a year. Their repertoire varies from classical to ethnic to popular (for youth programs).

Coordinator:
Peggy Hammerling
(701) 241-9127

Worship Band

worshipbandThis is a mixed group of musicians (singers, drummers, guitarists, pianists) who help lead worship once/month. If you have an interest in this group and/or a special musical talent that could be helpful, please let us know.

Gospel Group

This is a group of people who enjoy singing of the old hymns of the faith as well as some new gospel arrangements.

Coordinator:
Bonnie Ames
(701) 239-4537
(phammerl@cord.edu)

Other Instrumental Groups

These people play when called upon for hymn sings, hymn festivals, etc.: brass group; flute group; soloists, etc.