Jim Gardner, Director of Music Ministry, Organist, Choir Master
Parish Office: (806) 358-2461, ext. 105
Contact Jim Gardner for more information about the Adult Music Ministry program here at St. Thomas.
Adult Music Groups Rehearsal Times
Handbell Choir Wednesdays 6:30 pm
Choir Wednesdays 8:00 pm
Guitar Group Sundays 10:15 am (before 11:15 am mass)
All who are are called to the ministry of cantors are welcome to join our group of talented, dedicated singers. Most of the time cantors come from our choir put we have members who for many reasons can’t be members of the group so don’t let that stop you if interested. You should have a fine voice and music reading skills are preferable. Call the music office for an appointment to discuss your involvement.
Our Adult Choir is the flagship group for St. Thomas singing at the 11:15 liturgy weekly through the year. Rehearsals are at 7:45 each Wednesday during the school year but off during the summer. The group rehearses each Sunday at 10:15 with our instrumental ensemble for mass that day. There is no audition for this group. Each person is invited to try us out for a week or more sharing a book with another member and then encouraged to sign a commitment letter to fully join us! Call the music office for info on joining us!
This is the group of instrumentalists that assists the director with accompanying the liturgy at 11:15 each Sunday. All members vary in experience but are trained music readers as well as technicians on their instruments. Rehearsal is at 10:15 before mass each Sunday. Currently our instrumentation is guitar, bass drums-percussion, clarinet, flute, alto sax, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones and French horn. Call the music office for info on joining us!
Our handbell ensemble practices each Wednesday at 6:30 throughout the year and rings at different masses each week. The group is always looking for new members; music reading is a plus but attitude is everything!! Call the music office for more details.