About Us
Traditional Music

The traditional worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays includes congregational hymns, choral anthems and instrumental selections.  The focus of music at this service is to sing praises to God and enhance the worship experience.

Participation in the traditional music program is open to everyone.  Interested individuals who share a love for singing or playing are welcome and auditions are not necessary.  Opportunities include:

  • Chancel Choir (soprano, alto, tenor, bass)
  • Soloists
  • Vocal ensembles
  • String and brass instrumentalists
  • Handbells

Chancel Choir and Handbell rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings.  Solo and small ensemble opportunities are scheduled through the choir director.

Robert Neese is organist, director of the Chancel Choir and Handbells.

Contemporary Music

Music for The Path contemporary worship service at 8:45 a.m. on Sundays is provided by The Path Praise Band and features lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums and violin.  They are joined by talented singers who help lead the congregation in praise and worship.  The repertoire includes a wide variety of current praise and worship favorites.  Great care is taken to ensure the biblical integrity of song lyrics, choices that encourage congregational participation, and musical excellence in presentation.

In addition to Sunday services, The Path Praise Band periodically leads a church-wide Night of Worship that includes an hour of praise and worship music.  A Christmas Special is presented which includes both traditional and contemporary favorites.

Jack Holladay is director of The Path Praise Band and may be contacted at pathmusic@ashlandumc.org.