Music At Salem

One of the great traditions at Salem is the music that is shared to the glory of God.  We welcome and encourage you to get involved and join us in our music ministry. Children through adults have the opportunity to get involved singing in choirs, playing instruments, and ringing handbells. These musical involvements enhance the messages of worship, reinforce the teachings of Jesus through, and help everyone to get involved with our common mission, “Making Jesus Known”.

Scroll down for specific information on all of the different ways you and your family can be involved with us! If you have any questions please contact our Worship and Music Coordinator, Tom Speckhard at

Sanctuary choir

The Sanctuary Choir is made up of adults who sing traditional 4-part harmony choral music and provide musical leadership at the 8:30am worship service,. This choir sings three Sundays a month September through May, and at special holiday worship services. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6:15-7:30pm in the sanctuary. The Sanctuary Choir is directed by Tom Speckhard, who always welcomes new singers.  You can contact him by email at:

Praise team

The Praise Team provides musical leadership for the 10:30am Sunday worship service. Praise Team leadership seeks to use contemporary Christian music to speak to the themes of the sermons and  Bible readings. Our team includes singers, guitar players, string and percussion players, and keyboard. This group leads Sunday worship all year long and welcomes new voices and musicians to the music ministry. Praise Team rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:45-8:45pm. and is led by Tom Speckhard. You can contact him at:


Handbells are a beautiful contributor to our music ministry at Salem. We have three handbell choirs: Hallelujah Handbells, Heavenly Metal, and Rockin' Ringers. We are always welcoming to new members.  The director is Lori Potter.  Please contact her for more information at

The Salem Handbell choirs are members of the Handbell Musicians or America, AGEHR, Inc. We are dedicated to advancing the musical art of handbell and handchime ringing through education, community, and communication. The Guild's motto is "Uniting People Through a Musical Art". 

Special Music

The music staff at Salem is always looking to add to its list of people who have musical gifts to be shared in worship, especially on special Sundays like Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, All Saints Sunday, Pentecost, and Reformation. Here is a partial list of ways people can participate in the music ministry of Salem in addition to our weekly groups:

Singers (soloist or ensemble)            Brass players                  Woodwind players                     

String players                                    Piano players                  Percussion                                  


If you are interested in sharing your musical gifts in any way, please contact Tom Speckhard at

Wired (Sr High Youth Band)

Wired is a contemporary worship band of Sr High (grades 9-12) musicians who lead a time of praise and worship on Wednesday nights for Youth Group and Confirmation, along with other special events and the evening Lent services. We practice Sundays for about 2 hours and lead worship roughly twice a month on Wednesday nights. Lori Carr and Anders Benoit give adult leadership to the group.  For more information please contact Lori at