ST. PAUL’S, ORANGE, MSWB (Middle School Worship Band)
In 2005 with contemporary worship’s growing popularity around the world came the birth of St. Paul’s Lutheran School of Orange, Middle School Worship Band (aka – MSWB). Mr.B is the band’s MD (Mus Dir and SP Worship Arts Minister) and Tim Kaufmann (SP-DCE) assists on vocals, guitar and leadership. Each fall an invitation goes out to our middle schoolers to participate and audition at a rehearsal. Musicians need to know the basics of reading chord charts and have previous training on their instruments. On Mondays, Mr.B and Tim pick MSWB up after school and walk them down to the church campus for 30mins of snack time eating Cheez-It and water (Mr.B’s fav is GoldFish Cheddar Crackers). During snack time we build community amongst ourselves (…like, “How’d you’re day go today?” kind of stuff), do a mini-devotions, pray together and then hit the stage for a 60min rehearsal working on a couple pop praise songs, plus work on a special ‘Action Praise’ song that features some easy choreography done with students during chapel’s offering collection. Aside from music, MSWB also leads chapel Invocation, group Confession and Absolution, Bible Readings and Prayers. This year MSWB features Jake on drums, Scott on bass, Tim on guitar, Mr.B on keys and Sarah, Rylee, Ava and Taylor on vocals. We dig the opportunity to lead you in song this weekend!