Westminster Presbyterian Church seeks a Praise Band
Director to direct all music activity at its 9 a.m. contemporary
worship service each Sunday. Skills include singing and playing
an instrument. Candidate must have a vibrant faith along with
experience singing, playing an instrument (preferably piano) and
directing singers and musicians in worship. This is a part-time
position, up to 10 hours a week. Salary commensurate with
experience. Please send resume to Pastor Wes Nordman at
The Praise Band is open to all members and friends. The band
leads the congregation’s 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service in
our Social Hall and in summers our outdoor courtyard. Members
sing and perform contemporary, jazz and folk-based Christian
music, on instruments both acoustic and electric.
The Praise Band focuses on music that sounds like a part of
everyday life, speaking the message that God is indeed found in
the every day, the ordinary. Praise Band rehearses every Tuesday
at 6 p.m.
The Chancel Choir sings a variety of traditional and modern
anthems, and leads the congregation in singing hymns and
spiritual songs, illuminating the focus of each 11 a.m.
worship service. The choir also participates in special services
throughout the year.
The Chancel Choir is mainly looking for tenors (female or male)
and basses, but anyone interested in joining is welcome! No
previous choir experience or music-reading ability required, but
must be able to sing in tune. Chancel Choir rehearses every
Thursday, 7 – 9 p.m.
Westminster Ringers Handbell Choir provides beautiful
music for the Sunday worship services. Our instruments
include a five-octave set of Whitechapel handbells, and a
three-octave set of hand chimes. Handbell ringing has grown
in popularity worldwide.
We are always looking for new members, especially those who read
music — no handbell experience required! Rehearsals are every
Thursday from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m., with performances typically once
a month throughout the year (not during Summer).
For more than 150 years, Westminster has distinguished itself
with excellent music. Westminster’s first church building
(completed in about 1866 and located at 6th & L Streets in
downtown Sacramento) had a small, hand-pumped pipe organ.
Installed in one of the finest acoustics in Sacramento, the
grand sanctuary pipe organ enhances a wide range
of moods to worship services, weddings,
memorials. The Moller also serves as a concert instrument
for Music At Noon and community events. The current
home of Westminster (completed in 1927 and located at 13th & N
streets across from Capitol Park) was originally equipped with a
28-rank Reuter pipe organ.
For 150 years, Westminster has distinguished itself with
high-quality music, musicians, and musical instruments. When many
churches had only a piano or reed organ, Westminster’s first
church building (completed in about 1866 and located at 6th & L
Streets in downtown Sacramento) had a small, hand-pumped pipe
The second home of Westminster Presbyterian Church (completed in
about 1904 and located at 13th & K Streets) had a larger pipe
organ with impressive façade pipes.
The current home of Westminster (completed in 1927 and located at
13th & N Streets across from Capitol Park) was originally
equipped with a 28-rank Reuter pipe organ. In 1979 a new
console was installed, and in 1983 a major expansion was
completed by the M. P. Möller Organ Company to include a
total of five divisions: great, swell, choir, positiv, echo.
More recent additions include: 8′ state trumpet, 32′ contra
bourdon, 32′ contra bombarde, new swell reeds, and a new pipework
in the echo organ division. This majestic and mighty pipe
organ now has 55 ranks of pipes with more than 3000
total pipes from the size of a pencil to more than 16 feet in
As Westminster enters it’s 150th year, exciting plans are
evolving to continue our tradition of musical excellence and
service to the greater Sacramento community. (See photos of our
recently installed 26″ church bell.) You are invited to celebrate
the joy with us!