• Chancel Ringers

  • Connection Band

  • New Generation Ringers

  • Wesley Choir

Music can be a powerful vessel for spiritual connection and a vehicle for growth- in musicianship, in faith, and in community.  A wide variety of music in worship allows both participants and listeners to experience their faith in new and meaningful ways.

Psalm 108:1-3 "My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing and make music with all my soul. Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise You, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of You among the peoples."

The vocal groups at Herndon UMC cover wide variety of age groups and musical styles-- everything from contemporary to classical, the Connection Band to the more formal Wesley Choir.  Herndon UMC also offers a hand bell and chime ensemble group for nearly any age or experience level.  These groups provide music during worship services, occasional GIFT Dinners and concerts. The annual Spring Mission Concert helps raise funds for one of Herndon UMC's mission projects.  Explore here to learn more about each of the different opportunities. 

Herndon UMC offers singers and instrumentalists of all ages the opportunity to share their musical gifts with the congregation through Special Music offerings during worship services throughout the year.  A holiday favorite is the Christmas Orchestra which includes performers of all levels and is usually held the Sunday before Christmas.  If you are interested, please contact Shannon Wise.  
HUMC's Music Ministry also brings in outside artists to perform.  Check back here and under Featured News to learn about upcoming events.  There is usually no charge for these events, but donations are appreciated.  All proceeds support future concerts or selected missions of the church.  Past Concert Series performers include US Navy Band Country Current, the Virginia Bronze Handbell Ensemble, the Rainier Trio and the Voices of Youth.

Patrick Tugwell, our current Director of Contemporary Worship, and his good friend, John Shaffer, our former Director of Contemporary Worship, blend their voices in an evening of music in Herndon UMC's Doe Fellowship Hall.

Selections will come from the 60's to today. Yes, some of them will be contemporary worship music, too.

Everyone is invited. If you hang around after the 5:30pm worship, there will be refreshments available.  Everyone is invited for the concert to enjoy  great music, fellowship and fun.

A freewill offering will be collected to support Herndon UMC's local mission efforts, like providing food for families and kids in need, repairing homes in need, or helping to teach kids resilience.


On Sunday, May 5, there will be a taco dinner at 5:30pm in Doe Fellowship Hall.  At 6pm, our Herndon UMC musical groups and puppeteers along with some special guests will offer a concert all about dreams.

The Herndon United Methodist men will providing the tacos, with the music ministry providing the rest of our Taco Bar.

Proceeds benefit Herndon UMC Wellness Ministry.

On Sunday, May 20, our three handbell groups and the One Accord children’s choir performed a concert for the residents at Arbor Terrace retirement center. This annual tradition was a great way to put Gary’s sermon theme of “Go!” from that morning’s worship services into action!

This year’s Spring Missions Concert was held on Sunday, May 6 and was a huge success. The program featured all of our Herndon UMC performing groups as well as several soloists and over 20 cast members of Herndon Middle School’s production of “The Lion King, Jr,”.



$2,268 was raised to support the Comfort Cases mission.  Worshipers attending Mission Sunday on June 17 will actually pack the Comfort Cases.

Special thanks go out to the United Methodist Men for providing the burgers and hotdogs for the dinner!

Music Groups

Scroll left or right to learn more about the different musical groups at Herndon UMC.

  • Connection Band

    Open to youth and adults, the Connection Band provides music for the contemporary service (Sundays @ 10:30am). The group practices on Thursdays at 7pm.
  • New Generation Ringers

    Open to youth and adults, New Generation Ringers provides music for the traditional service (Sundays @ 9am). The group practices on Mondays at 6pm.
  • Voices of Truth

    Our youth choir periodically provides special music for worship. The group practices on Sundays at 5pm (Sep-May).
  • One Accord

    Our older children's choir (grades 2-6) periodically provides special music for worship. The group practices on Wednesdays at 6:30pm (Sep-May).
  • Joyful Noise

    Our younger children's choir (up to grades 1) periodically provides special music for worship. The group practices on Wednesdays at 5:30pm (Sep-May).
  • Gloria Bells

    Our children's handbell group (grades 3-6) periodically provides special music for worship. The group practices on Sundays at 5:30pm (Sep-May).
  • Wesley Choir

    Our adult choir provides special music for worship. The group practices on Wednesdays at 7pm (August-June).
  • Chancel Ringers

    This advanced handbell ensemble periodically provides special music for worship. The group practices on Mondays at 7:30pm (Sep-May).