MHCC Praise Band
Praise Band is the contemporary music ministry of Melrose Highlands Congregational Church (MHCC). We are an all-volunteer group of musicians and singers using contemporary instruments, music, and multi-media to relate to issues facing all of us in modern society. We share our combined musical talent as part of our reasonable service to God and our community.
The majority of the group has been singing and playing together since 2010, performing both Contemporary Christian, and appropriate secular music. Praise Band leads worship on various Sundays in the Fall, Winter, and Spring. Praise Band supports the service theme and sermon with music, with song selection spanning multiple genres and styles including rock, pop, jazz, and acoustic.
Praise Band also joins our Senior Choir and Choir Light groups at special services throughout the year such as our candlelight Christmas Eve service, Easter service, and “Children’s Sunday” service. The Band has performed at MHCC’s annual church auction, held at Memorial Hall in Melrose, MA
Praise Band typically rehearses on Wednesday nights in the church sanctuary. We follow a light rehearsal schedule, three or four weeks in advance of a Praise Band service. There are no “auditions” and we encourage members of all ages and musical abilities to join us.