Bethany Lutheran Church

A Great Commision Congregation

Music Ministry News

(updated 2/21/17)

Dr. Carol McDaniel, Director of Worship & Music Arts (

Emily Duescher, Asst. Director of Worship & Music Arts (

Mara Widmann, Admin. Asst. to Music Ministry (

Wind Ensemble - Free Concert

On Thursday, March 9 at 2:00PM, Bethany will host a guest wind ensemble traveling on their southern California tour. Please join us in the gymnasium for a free concert given by students from Lutheran South Academy of  Houston, Texas. 

Leading this group of 80 high school students in an hour-long program of sacred and secular pieces, is band director Jonathan Held. Come on out for an early afternoon concert, and  listen to some truly outstanding high school students as they share God’s Gospel through music.

Do you like to sing and play music?

TheWordAlive - The contemporary worship ensemble group would like to welcome those who are interested to come in and join their rehearsals to see what they do!  If you are interested in either playing an instrument, singing, or both in this worship ensemble group - contact Emily Duescher at for more information

Additional Music Ministry Information & Links:

The Bethany Choir - (formerly known as Senior Choir) rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7:30-9:30PM. This choir is open to all ages: high school, college, and adult. Kevin Bowers continues to be our faithful accompanist! Click on the link below for more Bethany Choir information and schedule.


Adult Handbell Choirs - We continue to ring praises; our rehearsals are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. In addition to Dr. Carol McDaniel's direction, we are happy to have Ellen Pratt and Dr. Mary Fink helping with this program. Click on the link below for more information regarding the Handbell Choirs.


Sound Technicians are needed.  We will happily allow you to "apprentice" with an experienced technician...and give you plenty of time to learn. Please call Dr. Carol McDaniel in the church office, (562) 421-4711, ext. 14,  if you are interested.  

Instrumentalists/Musicians/Singers - are always welcome to share their talents with us during the year. Please speak with Dr. Carol McDaniel if you have leadership ability especially with percussion, brass, string, or wind instruments. Notify the office of your current email, phone, and instruments with which you are proficient.


The Music Academy - We offer piano in grades 2-8, organ instruction in grades 7-8, percussion in grades 3-high school, and trumpet in grades 4-8. If interested in joining, we may still have room, and would be happy to pro-rate your semester tuition based on the actual number of lessons. Please speak to Mara Widmann (ext. 55) in the church office or email her at


Children's Choirs - Our children sing praise... 



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