Music Ministry

If you have the heart and desire to sing or play your instrument for God, Woodlands has many opportunities for you to plug into one of our groups or choirs. Let the song in your heart, and the sound of your voice or instrument rise to heaven in worship of our Lord and Savior.

In God We Trust Praise Band

In God We Trust is our primary worship band. Our motto is, “Ministering through music!” We thank God for the awesome opportunity He gives us to sing His Word and the story of salvation, and to lead others to do the same. Our singers and musicians are highly motivated to use their abilities to serve God and Woodlands. Some have been with the band since it began in 2000. The Holy Spirit has guided others to us along the way, and each has brought blessing to the group. If you think this might be a good way for you to serve the Lord, please email Charles Crownover with your interest and he will set up a time to talk with you. Ages 16-Adult. We perform many styles of music, including rock, gospel, pop, country, ballads and hymns, all with a no-compromise Christian message. All songs are appropriate for worship. IGWT rehearses once each week to prepare for Sunday service, and to learn new songs. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM in our sanctuary. We lead the music and singing at the 8:30 AM worship on Sundays year-round.

Joyful Sounds Adult Choir

This is our main chancel choir. We sing a variety of music, stressing the rich and diversified musical heritage of the Lutheran Church. If you are age 15 or above and attend Woodlands, we would love to have you sing with us! Come check out a rehearsal or two and join in the fun and fellowship. Our season runs from September through April. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:15 PM in the sanctuary. 
Adult Handbell Choir (Joy Bells)
Joy Bells rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM in the sanctuary, September-April. All are welcome!
Children’s Choir
We would be delighted to have your child be a part of the Woodlands Children’s Choir (Pre-K through 2nd Grade), or our Junior Choir (3rd – 6th Grade). Directing the choirs are Debbie Kneser, Dorothea Holcomb, and Charles Crownover. Together, they provide a peek into the world of music and choirs for your child in a Christ-centered atmosphere. And, the kids have loads of fun! Choir rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 5:00 PM until 5:50 PM from September through April. Please have your child at rehearsal at least five minutes prior to start time and pick your child up promptly at 5:50 PM. A small snack will be provided. Our current schedule has the children singing in church on the second Sunday of each month. The children sing during the 8:30 AM service and at the beginning of the 11:00 AM service. Sign up with Debbie Kneser at 407.469.4552 or email debrack@comcast.net
Praise In Motion Ministers Through Music and Motion
Praise in Motion (PIM) – a unique form of Liturgical Dance, is a part of worship at Woodlands that ministers through music & motion. We participate in service by bringing this form of worship to the congregation–not performing where you are entertained, but participating–as though you are moving with us as our bodies are a “sacrifice of praise”. The Motion of movement is a blend of several dance styles that strive to be worshipful, interpretive, graceful and most of all a gift of praise to our Lord. Our intention is that through the music and the motion, we all become more aware of God’s grace, always giving him the glory and thanks and praise.
pim450 Practice begins at 5:30 PM every Tuesday evening and ends at 7:00. Depending on the season of worship, we work on 2–3 songs during each practice dedicating 5–6 weeks to each song. This allows us to participate in the Worship service about once a month and at each of the special services that happen throughout the year. PIM is open to any age & both genders, we seek dedication to attend practice every week, to memorize, and recognize that this is about worshiping our God. It is by The Holy Spirit that we are able to praise, it is by His Son that we have hope  and it is by our Father that we are one. We invite you to be a part of Woodlands Praise in Motion. No test, no previous dance required.For further information please contact Kathy Keene at 407.340.3116 or kathyakeene@aol.com or Cheryl Davidson at 352.536.5457 or  cdmom61@yahoo.com
Men’s Quartet
Acapella quartet sings monthly during the festival season. Rehearsals are on Thursday nights at 8:15 PM.
Brass Ensemble
Woodlands Brass strives to bring glory to God through the beauty of music for brass instruments. We rehearse and perform from October through May at selected services and events. We try to do more performing than rehearsing at those services and events. Rehearsals take place Tuesday evenings at 6 PM in the Music Room, as needed.