Music is at the heart of Spirit of Hope, expressing our faith through hearing and participating in various forms of musical expression. With a blend of classical, traditional and contemporary music, every worship service is unique. Just as our congregation is diverse, so is our musical style.

Musical Programs

You are welcome to participate in any ensemble whenever you can make it, without feeling as though you must make a year-long commitment. The ability to match pitch is the only requirement for participating in choir, and we promise many things: free voice lessons as part of the rehearsals, sharper performance skills, fellowship with others, and the opportunity to nurture and offer your gifts as part of worship.

Sanctuary Choir

Led by conductor, arranger, and accompanist Jerry Rubino, our choir includes a wide spectrum of ages (9th grade through adult) and musical experience. Our musical offerings vary in style from gospel and contemporary to jazz and classical. Join us as we seek to grow musically and spiritually! Rehearsals are Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. before a service in which we sing, and about once a month on a Wednesday evening.

Spirit A’Peal

This group of ringers, 9th grade through adult, uses four octaves of hand bells and two octaves of hand chimes to enhance worship. If you enjoy music and comprehend fundamental rhythmic notation, join us for rehearsals some Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.


Dust off your old instruments and rejoin the world of music! Our orchestra is just the place for any player, regardless of skill level, to praise God with strings, winds or percussion. Parts are custom-written for your skill level. Performers are asked to be at least a high school junior and able to either read music or be willing to learn in short order. Rehearsals are one weeknight each month, and the orchestra plays one or two Sundays a month. Contact Paul David Stanko for more information.

Praise Band

This ensemble is open for rhythm and horn players who crave a more contemporary style of worship. Rhythm players must be able to play in multiple styles and work together as a team. Horn players must be willing to think “outside the box” and help come up with horn arrangements each Sunday. The Praise Band plays many Sundays from fall to spring, and sporadically through the summer. Contact Paul David Stanko for more information.

Children’s Music

There are opportunities for all children to make music and be a part of the music program at Spirit of Hope. Doors are open to all, so feel free to bring your friends along! We will sing songs, play games, learn musical skills, and play instruments including hand chimes and hand bells. Children’s music programs are from September through May.