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Dancers present communion at the altar on Easter Sunday 2011

Music & Arts

Music and arts play an integral role in the worship life of Westbury UMC, complementing the spoken word in retelling the story of God’s love for all people. Those who participate lead the congregation in expressing and nurturing its faith through regular Sunday morning worship services, as well as other special services and concerts throughout the year. All are welcome to be a part of any or all groups. No experience or training is necessary–only a heart for God and a willingness to learn.

Contact Bodie Gilbert for more information at or 713-723-0175.

Adult Choir

The Adult Choir is a non-auditioned group that meets for rehearsal each Wednesday at 7 p.m. and each Sunday morning at 9:30 am in the Sanctuary. The choir leads in worship together with the Worship Band, as well as with traditional piano and organ music, each Sunday morning with music that spans across history and cultures–from the standard classical repertoire to music from the Philippines, Brazil or Zimbabwe.

Kids Music and Arts Troupe

The Children's Choir is a non-auditioned group for Kindergarteners through 5th graders that meets Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. in Room C-2. More information here

Worship Band

The Worship Band is an auditioned group of instrumentalists who provide much of the accompaniment for congregational song in worship. Rehearsals are held as scheduled by the director. While the band primarily draws from the contemporary Christian genre, it offers music from varying styles including traditional and contemporary Gospel and jazz.

Handbell ringers perform at FebFest


The Master Ringers is a 5-octave handbell choir that occasionally assists in leading worship and performs special concerts throughout the year. Members need not have any particular training or skill to join, only a love for music and a willingness to learn.

Media & Sound Crew

Volunteers are needed each Sunday to help facilitate worship through sound and media. This crew is responsible for making sure the audio and video needs for worship run smoothly with as few glitches as possible. No particular expertise is needed, only basic computer skills with a willingness to learn.


Greeters are often the first wave of friendly faces newcomers and returning visitors see on Sunday morning, while ushers provide hospitality in helping all feel welcomed in worship. Volunteers are always needed to serve as ushers and greeters.