worship band gathering


Our tentative schedule for the TUNE UP gathering:

  • Friday, May 6, 2022 – 6:00-8:00 PM (Central)
    • Opening Session – inspirational music from a variety of musicians, keynote speaker, breakout for discussion/prayer
  • Saturday, May 7, 2022 – 9:00-11:00 AM (Central)
    • Breakout Session by Instrument – workshop and Q&A by instrument (options listed below)
  • Saturday, May 7, 2022 – 1:00-3:00 PM (Central)
    • Breakout Session by Topic – workshop and Q&A by topic (options listed below)

Instrumental breakout options:

  • Sound/Video Tech
    • Breakout Description: This track will provide participants with the basics of how to listen, suggested gear, troubleshooting issues, and create a good live audio mix.
  • Vocalist
    • Breakout Description: Participants in this track will cover aspects of individual and ensemble singing, including technique, style, stage presence, and vocal health.
  • Keyboardist
    • Breakout Description: The opportunities and challenges of being a keyboardist or pianist in a worship band will be covered in this track.
  • Acoustic/Electric Guitarist
    • Breakout Description: This track will discuss the application of acoustic and electric guitars in a worship band. Effects, pedals, tone, solos, style, and other topics will be discussed.
  • Bass Guitarist
    • Breakout Description: This track will discuss the art of laying down the tonal and rhythmic foundation in a worship band. Style, tone, technique, groove, and basic theory will be covered.
  • Drummer
    • Breakout Description: This track will cover the many aspects of being the rhythmic center of the worship band.
  • Pastors
    • Breakout Description: Topics include creating flow in worship and working collaboratively with musicians.
  • Worship Leaders
    • Breakout Description: Participants will learn about the various aspects of leading musical ensembles for worship. Topics include rehearsals, scheduling, copyright, communication, and spiritual formation.

Topic breakout options:

  • Leading worship virtually
  • Leading worship in hybrid spaces (virtual and in-person)
  • Dealing with pandemic stress
  • Music theory for beginners
  • History of contemporary worship
  • Other topics will be added