Music at Wesley

About Our Music Ministry

Wesley has a deep commitment to providing high-quality traditional and contemporary music in our three services. Previous services can be seen on our YouTube Channel.

Music Ministries

Chancel Choir

This choir, directed by Dan Laaveg, has a tradition of providing high-quality anthems and supporting congregational singing during the 11 a.m. traditional service. It is open to high school students and up. The choir sings most Sundays from September to May, and other special events including the Advent Lessons and Carols. We are welcoming new members! No audition is necessary, but some prior music experience is preferred. For more information, click below!

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Celebration Band

The band, led by Chris Baker, provides high-quality worship music for the 9:00 a.m. contemporary service. They share God’s joy through contemporary Christian music each week.

Handbell Choir

This choir, directed by Dr. Dan Laaveg, provides anthems approximately once per month at the 11:00 a.m. traditional service, as well as local community nursing and retirement homes. Come ring with us! Please contact Dan if you are interested in joining. No prior handbell experience is necessary, though previous music experience is.

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Muscatine Youth Choir

This is a community choir open to Muscatine area students in 7th through 12th grade. The choir sings a varied repertoire. They rehearse on Sunday afternoons from 3:30-4:45 p.m. from late August to May. Performance dates are November 14, December 12, and May 15, with additional singing opportunities expected to be added. Dr. Laaveg leads this group. Register your child at the link below!

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Muscatine Children's Choir

This is a community community choir open to students in 3rd through 8th grade, and it also meets on Mondays from 4:00-4:45 p.m. from mid-September to May. This choir develops their vocal skills in an ensemble setting. Performance dates for the 2021-22 year are the Fine Arts Concert on November 14, Lessons and Carols on December 12, and the Spring Concert on May 15, with additional community singing opportunities expected to be added. Dr. Dan Laaveg leads this group.

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Muscatine Littlest Angels Choir

This is a community choir open to students in the Muscatine area in kindergarten through 2nd grade. They rehearse Mondays from 4:00-4:45 p.m. from mid-September to May. Littlest Angels Choir focuses on musical fun and games. They participate in the Lessons and Carols in December and the Spring Concert. Ruthellen Brooks leads this group. Please register at the link below:

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Our Organ
Our Organ

Our incredible Fisk organ is the primary accompanying instrument at the 11:00 traditional service. Named Gracie Pearl and completed in 2019, it has 43 ranks and 2,413 pipes. See more details at Fisk’s website. Our previous Casavant organ was destroyed by a tornado in 2017.

Music Staff

DAN LAAVEG

Director of Music

SALLY POTTER

Associate Director of Music

CHRIS BAKER

Contemporary Worship Leader