'Musik Fest' planned

COSHOCTON -- On Sunday, March 23 at 3 p.m., the Roscoe United Methodist Church music department will host its tenth annual "Musik Fest."

This year, three choirs will sing two anthems and several hymns en masse, "Majesty" and "The Majesty and Glory of Your Name," "Blessed Assurance" and "Great is Thy Faithfulness."

Accompanying the 50+ voice choir will be a 11 piece orchestra plus organ and piano.

The local Coshocton choirs include: Newcomerstown Christ UMC, Coshocton Grace UMC and Roscoe UMC. Each choir will sing two anthems individually. There will be a time of refreshments and fellowship after the concert.

More information can be given by calling Roscoe UMC during regular business hours at 740-622-7780 or by emailing rumcsec@yahoo.com. No tickets are needed for this event, however, there will be an offering taken for the Coshocton County The Hope Clinic and music expenses. The church is located in historic Roscoe Village at 475 High St., Coshocton.

RUMC Director of Music Ministry Les Widder and Pastor Steve Sullivan cordially invite the public to this concert.

Family fun, pizza party set

ISLETA -- The Isleta United Methodist Church will hosting a family fun and pizza party on Sunday, March 30 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the church.

The public is welcome.

Church to welcome band

COSHOCTON -- The Roscoe United Methodist Church Music Department announces that the Moody Bible Institute Symphonic Band will be in concert on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.

"It's more than just the music," said David Gauger II, professor of music and director of the Moody Symphonic Band. "We also thoroughly enjoy the personal interaction we are privileged to have with the wonderful people we meet on our tours."

Founded in 1970 at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Ill., the Symphonic Band is comprised of undergraduate students. Its purpose is to minister the Word of God through music, leading men and women in worship of Jesus Christ.

Their repertoire includes band and orchestral concert music as well as hymn and gospel song arrangements in both traditional and contemporary styles. The group ministers in the United States twice a year, and has toured internationally in China, Denmark, Hungary, Germany, Israel, Romania and many other countries. In addition to the Symphonic Band, Moody has three other music ensembles: The Women's Concert Choir, the Men's Collegiate Choir and Chorale.

David Gauger II joined Moody's music faculty in 1994 and teaches music technology, instrumental conducting, church music courses and applied trumpet. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Wheaton College and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. Since late 1999, Mr. Gauger has played extra and substitute trumpet regularly with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and is assistant principal and third trumpet of the Elgin Symphony, in Elgin, Ill.

Moody Bible Institute is a higher education and media ministry that exists to equip people with the truth of God's Word to be maturing followers of Christ who are making disciples around the world. Moody is best known for its education branch, which includes a fully-accredited undergraduate school and seminary, as well as distance learning. Other primary ministries include Moody Radio and Moody Publishers. For information about Moody, visit www.moodyministries.net.

Pastor Steve Sullivan and Director of Music Ministries Les Widder, cordially invite the community to this event.

Roscoe UMC is located in Coshocton, (Historic Roscoe Village) at 475 High St.

More information can be obtained by calling the church during regular business hours at 740-622-7780 or visit their web site http://www.roscoeumchurch.org/.