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Philharmonic

MUSIC

About Music Ministry

Our church maintains a very active music ministry. Sanctuary Choir and Brass for Worship have started their new season of providing music for the church worship services. 

The Sanctuary Choir is available to any singer who has had some choral singing experience. Participant ages range from high school through retired adults.


Our brass ensemble, Brass For Worship was formed to provide an opportunity for brass instrument players who would enjoy playing together as a group. Brass For Worship started with six players and over the years has grown to 17-20 players. Participant ages range from talented elementary school players from OAKS through retired adults. As with the choir, this organization exists to enhance the worship of the God. 

Just as the singing priests of King David's time, choir members need to prepare for service by being faithful in attending rehearsal and performance schedules as a dedication of their time and talent to God. 
 
Each group is scheduled to play for both worship services one time each month between September and April.
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Music Ministry Director: Larry Otto | (423) 779-4457 | ljosjo@aol.com 

Music Department Staff
​Minister Of Music: Larry Otto
Phone: (423)779-4457
Assistant: Chester Caswell
Phone: (843)822-7041
Brass For Worship
Rehearsal: Thursday at 7:00pm
Location: OAKS Band room
Conductor: Wesley Bradford
Phone: (253)722-8764
Email: wbradford@vandercook.edu
His Orchestra
Rehearsals: every Thursday 6:30-7:30pm
Friday Rehearsals before performance: Friday 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Ooltewah Adventist School band room
Conductor: Mary Wilcox

Phone: (423)505-0208

Email: composedflutist@hotmail.com

Sanctuary Choir
Rehearsal: Tuesdays at 7:00pm
Location: Church sanctuary
Director: Larry Otto
Phone: (423)779-4457 
Email: ljosjo@aol.com
Voices In Worship
Rehearsal: Tuesdays at 6:00pm
Location: Fellowship Hall
Director: Larry Otto
Phone: (423)779-4457 
Email: ljosjo@aol.com
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Minister of Music: Larry Otto

How do you join the orchestra?


The red column on the right lists positions that are needing to be filled.
 
To join please send a text message to Mary Wilcox at 423-505-0208 and provide the following info: phone number, email address, instrument you play. If you are unable to send a text message, leave a voice mail with the same information.

 

OR – you can also text the same message to Larry Otto (Minister of Music) at 423-779-4457. 

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His Orchestra

 

“His” Symphony Orchestra (HSO), directed by Mary Wilcox, is an official ensemble of the Ooltewah SDA Church Music Ministries. The orchestra consists of a wide variety of musical artists of all ages and abilities. The group provides music presentations for the Ooltewah Church worship services as well as churches in the Chattanooga area. In addition to serving with music, His Symphony Orchestra also serves as an inspirational musical experience for younger aspiring musicians as they play beside more experienced performers. Members consist of volunteers from the Ooltewah SDA Church congregation, students from the neighboring OAKS elementary school, Collegedale Academy
and Southern Adventist University Students, and musicians from the surrounding area.
 
February 2024 marks the third season of the HSO (since joining the church’s Music Ministries program) and is currently conducting a membership drive to invite volunteers to join the orchestra as regular members. To be as professional and inspirational as possible, the orchestra needs a minimum of experienced players to maintain a high level of musicianship and provide practical educational models for younger players in the orchestra.  
 
The following volunteer positions are still needed; interested players (in all age groups and playing ability) are being invited to be a part of this ambitious adventure in Sacred Music learning and performance. Please study the following chart to see the current, urgent needs (Red Column).

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