The music volunteer team at Calvary Church is passionate...
about people hearing and experiencing the good news of Jesus Christ in ways that are relevant and real.
This plays out in our main “win”…
People hearing a RELEVANT explanation and experience a lived out application of the gospel. That’s why we do what we do week in, week out.
What does this mean for me as a music volunteer?
We love to talk a lot about the "S.H.A.P.E." of worship.
S - Servant "The Highest Position"
"Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
It's not about "me," it's about "we" and serving our congregation.
H - Humility "The Right Attitude"
"God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
A - Authenticity "The Way to Live"
"People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord...looks at the heart."
1 Samuel 16:7
Let your outside match your inside, and let your inside be fully focused on Jesus.
P - Preparedness "The Way to Show Up"
"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved; a work who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the world of truth."
2 Timothy 2:15
Practice is what we do on our own time. Rehearsals are where we join what we've practiced together as a whole. If you don't have the resources you need beforehand to feel prepared, it is up to you to reach out to someone who can help.
E - Excellence "The End Result"
"Sing to him a new song and play skillfully and shout for joy."
"Keneniah, the head Levite, was in charge of the singing; that was his responsibility because he was skillful at it."
1 Chronicles 15:22
Excellence is not what we strive for, it is the end result of the above values that precede it. We come as servants with humble attitudes and authentic hearts, prepared as best we can. When all of those things are combined, excellence is an overflow, not the starting place.
You will soon have a profile on PCO. Once you receive a welcome email, please log in and make sure your contact information is accurate.
We schedule our volunteer teams 3 months in advance, by annual quarters (January - March, April - June, etc.)
Responding to scheduling requests via email is easy. Click below to learn how to respond to scheduling requests:
How to Respond to Scheduling Requests
Block Out Dates
We ask volunteers to enter dates you are unable to volunteer at a service or make the rehearsal dates for that service. These are known as block out dates.
Keeping your block out dates updated and accurate ensures you'll never be scheduled when you don't want to be, as well as helps our team when we create volunteer rosters. You'll also receive requests, reminders, and communications via email from PCO. so please check that these emails are not being filtered by your email application.
This article explains how to access sheet music on the Planning Center service page. (link)
We highly recommend using the Music Stand app as a great tool for players and singers who want quick and up-to-date access to the chord chart and MP3 resources that are available to them.
Download Music Stand app for your device here (link)
We do not provide paper copies of sheet music for musicians. Most musicians bring their own devices (usually tablets) to access the most up to date resources for any given Sunday.
If paper is your preference, please come prepared with your own copies.
Why have a dress code at all?
We're not trying to police or be militant about what you wear up on stage, we promise. However, it is our responsibility on Sunday mornings to eliminate as many distractions as possible in order to draw people in and open people's hearts to prepare them to receive what God may have in store for them that morning. The way we dress can effectively help in eliminating distractions and we thank you in advance for being mindful of this.
If you're concerned about whether or not something would be appropriate, opt for something else. It's always a good idea to bring a backup outfit or just ask!
Dress Code - Men
No writing or graphics
Dark color crew neck or v-neck t-shirts are okay
Darker colored jeans or pants (please avoid light khaki)
Skinny jeans are ok but make sure they are moderate and not too tight
No holes or rips
No shorts or capris
Driving caps, fedoras are okay for backline instrumentalists; no hats for vocalists. No logos on hats.
Minimal jewelry, nothing distracting. Also, no white/predominantly white sneakers
Dress Code - Women
Darker colors; stay away from neon colors (no white, please)
No distracting patterns; subtle patterns are okay
Nothing too tight; fitted shirts are okay but if you wear anything tighter, please cover with a sweater or jacket
No tank tops, spaghetti straps, or sleeveless tops unless covered with a sweater or jacket
No low cut shirts that show cleavage at any time (including rehearsals)
Darker jeans are okay; no holes or rips
No jeggings or leggings unless under a dress/tunic; if you wear skinnier jeans, make sure they are moderate and not too tight.
Skirts are okay, just remember that you're UP on stage so the length needs to be at the knees or longer; dresses are okay but please avoid anything that clings to your figure both top and bottom unless it's covered by a sweater/jacket/long tunic dress.
Also, be mindful not to wear anything that you can see through with a bright light
Driving caps, fedoras okay for instrumentalists; no hats for vocalists. No logos on hats
Minimal jewelry; nothing distracting
If you have any questions regarding weekend-appropriate clothing, please direct them to Karen Peazzoni, Director of Service Programming.
Rehearsal and Call Times
All rehearsal and call times can be referenced on PCO. Please arrive early enough to set up your gear, sound check, and be ready for down beat prior to the specified time.
You will be receiving a fob that will give you access to the backstage entrances on the outside as well as the ramp entrance outside the auditorium entrance. Instructions will be attached to the fob.
You will have access to the front door to the building directly outside the auditorium where services are held. Doors will be unlocked by rehearsal call time so you can access the building.
In addition to rehearsal resources you'll find on planning center, we've also created FocusPoints, a blog with lots of helpful information, spiritual encouragement, and some "how-to's" to get you settled in. You can find our blog at (link). There's some great stuff in there!
Below is contact information for Calvary’s Programming staff that you'll need. We ask that you keep this personal information confidential.
Director of Worship, Creative, & Tech Arts
Worship Leader - Souderton
Worship Leader - Quakertown
Music Director - both campuses