Alive with sound

The Music Ministry, through careful preparation and meaningful execution, seeks to nurture the congregation as we participate in the song of the Church. The song which we are called to offer comes from our heart and plays to the heart of God.

Northside Drive is alive with the sound of music.  Music forms an integral part of all our worship experiences, and many of our special events are built around music.

The Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir, rehearsing weekly on Thursday evenings in the Choir Room, and singing weekly in Sunday morning worship, is Northside Drive's primary choral group. This is a volunteer group of male and female singers who love making a contribution through music.

Song is the common voice of praise in the Christian church. While the Sanctuary Choir sings anthems in worship on behalf of the congregation, its major role is to enable the great choir—the congregation—to lift up its voice in praise of God. We invite you to join us in this ministry as we pursue the call in Psalm 150 "To make a joyful noise unto the Lord." You will not only be sharing your talent, but also enjoying the fellowship and care of this community as you grow both in your faith and musical experience. If you have had choral experience in your past or simply have the desire to participate in this ministry, we will help you gain the skills to excel. Come join us!

Rehearsals are held on Thursdays (beginning September 8, 2016) at 7:30 PM in the Undercroft Choir Room.

Northside Drive Ringers
Northside Drive Ringers is Northside Drive's adult handbell ensemble, ringing three octaves of Schulmerich handbells. This group rehearses weekly and plays in Sunday morning worship several times throughout the year. All are invited to join, but basic music reading skills are required.  Rehearsals are Sunday evenings, 7 to 8 p.m.

Handbell Ensemble Choir
Open to all adults and high school students, the beginning handbell choir is offered for those who have never rung a handbell but would like to learn how. Rehearsals take place in a pressure-free environment, and appearances in worship occur only when the group is comfortable and ready to perform.

Handbell Quartet
This small ensemble is offered for advanced ringers who are ready for a challenge!

Children's Choirs

Cherub Choir: (Room 103)
The Cherub Choir is for children ages 2 through Kindergarten and meets weekly on Sunday mornings after the children are dismissed from the worship service. This choir introduces Bible songs and simple hymns. The children will also learn to play musical instruments. This choir sings in worship approximately eight times between the months of September and May. For more information, contact Mary Lou Swann at
Director: Mary Lou Swann

Celestial Choir: (Room 116)
The Celestial Choir is for children in Grades 1-5 and meets weekly on Sunday mornings from 10:25-10:50 AM. This choir introduces children to elements of worship, liturgical seasons, and familiar hymns. The Celestial Choir sings in worship approximately ten times per year between the months of September and May. The music is oftentimes enhanced with hand chimes or hand bells. For more information, contact Mary Lou Swann at
Director: Mary Lou Swann
Accompanist: Joel Stouffer