Music


Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is the spearhead of the traditional music ministry at Wesley, singing for the 11:00a worship service each week. In addition to regular worship leadership, the Chancel Choir sings for all special seasonal worship services, including Advent Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maunday Thursday, and other special events. Chancel Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:00p, September through May.
Contact: Ric Smith, 563-263-1596, ricsmith@wesleyonline.org


Celebration Band

Leading worship during the 8:45a contemporary service, the Celebration Band strives to share God's joy through contemporary music each week. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 5:00p and Sundays at 7:45a.
Contact: Eric Roquet, 563-299-1958, ericroquet@wesleyonline.org


Handbell Choir

Ring out your Joy! The Wesley Handbell Choir plays throughout the year for the various Wesley services as well as local community nursing and retirement homes. The Handbell Choir rehearses Wednesdays at 11:15a, September through May.
Contact: Ric Smith, 563-263-1596, ricsmith@wesleyonline.org


Muscatine Children's and Youth Choirs

K - 2nd grace Musical Fun and Games
Rehearses Mondays, 4 - 4:45p

3rd - 8th grade Introduction to Choral Singing and Performance
Rehearses Mondays, 4 - 5p
Download a registration form for Children's Choir here
Recruiting and registration 2017--Children's Choir

Youth Choir 6th - 12th grade
Rehearses Sundays, 3:30 - 4:45p
Download a registration form for Youth Choir here
Recruiting and registration 2017--Youth Choir

Contact: Ric Smith, 563-263-1596, ricsmith@wesleyonline.org


Jackson Concert Series

From the first concert by soprano, Louise Russell, in 1981, the Jackson Concert Series continues to present musical concerts by artists of distinction. Over the years we have been privileged to provide the community with concerts by Roger Williams, Bobby McFerrin, The Four Freshmen, Jerry Hadley (in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the series), Marvin Hamlisch (25th anniversary), Simon Estes, many great organists, and also some of the most celebrated jazz bands and vocalists. The series is varied and has something for everyone - from the opera buff to the jazz afficionado to the child in all of us. To date we have presented over 175 artists free of charge to our community

The Jackson Concert Series is funded from a trust left to Wesley United Methodist Church. Robert S. Jackson, a prominent Muscatine attorney,  established this legacy as a memorial to his wife Elizabeth and his parents Douglas and Alberta Jackson. Jackson’s will specified that trust income be used by Wesley United Methodist Church to support their music program and provide a series of Jackson Concerts to be free and open to the general public.

A concert series brochure is mailed out each year in August or September. If you would like to sign-up for our mailing list to receive this brochure please email to wesley@wesleyonline.org. Or call the Wesley church office at 563-263-1596.  Tickets become available approximately three weeks prior to each concert and may be obtained without charge by contacting Wesley Church or by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to
Wesley UMC, 400 Iowa Avenue, Muscatine, IA 52761