Julie Richard co-directs the Senior Choir with Barbara Groff. Together, they choose music for worship services and rehearse the choir to sing for the Sunday Service, usually three Sundays each month from September through June. They also plan our annual Candlelight Service of Christmas music for the Sunday before Christmas.
Julie is a board cerfitied teacher at Westminster High School where she teaches vocal music. She has her BA in Music Education from Bridgewater College and Masters of Music from James Madison University with certifications in Dalcroze/Orff/Kodaly from Towson University. Julie has been one of the directors of the Children's Chorus of Carroll County since 2009.
Barbara is a graduate of Bridgewater College with a minor in music. Barbara has previous experience as an organist and choir director in two other churches.
Ronald Douglass conducts the combined Bell Choirs for our church and St. Paul's United Church of Christ. This group is called Belle Grove Legato. Ronald has a B.A. in music from Morgan State University and a Masters in music education from Towson State University.
Don Rowe conducts Streams of Joy, our praise team for the contemporary music.
Ann Young, organist, has actually been Brethren all her life!!! She just never knew it until coming to WCOB in 1984. She studied organ on a small pipe organ at the Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, VA, after five years of piano lessons. She has always loved the colors and majesty of the pipe organ.
Betsy Yount is our pianist for traditional music, and Thad Franzén is our pianist for contemporary music.