The sound and use of trumpets by God’s people dates back centuries and is well documented in Holy Scriptures. Trumpets were used to signal God’s people in the battle of Jericho (Joshua 6) and even Moses used the trumpet as a signal to God’s people (Numbers 10).
But the trumpets have also been called upon and used to praise God. The Prophet Isaiah tells us, “Lift up your voice like a trumpet.” In Psalm 98 we read, “With trumpet and cornet make a joyful noise to the Lord, the King.”
The Lutheran Church, especially in Europe, has a long tradition of using brass choirs in worship. Much music for brass has indeed been written by the classical composers for the use in worship and to praise God with that “Joyful Noise.”
Grace has had a Brass Choir almost since the founding of our congregation in 1953. Current members range in age from teens to fifties. It’s current purpose is simple: to serve the Lord and His Church on many occasions, to add that joyful noise to our worship, especially on special occasions, church festivals and even on social occasions.
We practice weekly during the school year and always welcome new members. We also provide free brass instrument lessons for beginners. We welcome the young and not-so-young.
For more information contact our Brass Choir Conductor, Chris Lewis via email@example.com.