Music Notes

It’s been eleven years since Rev. Rob Banse made his way to Trinity Church and in that time, he has been my supportive supervisor, cheerful colleague, trusted pastor, and dear friend.  I will miss him greatly.  Rob’s steady temperament and calm demeanor were just what this congregation and staff needed after a very divisive period and difficult transition in the life of this church.  His sincerity and integrity helped restore faith in the clergy for me, as I’m sure it did for many others.  Since that time, I have had the privilege of working with Rob as he has pastored this community with great love and sensitivity.  For eleven years he has baptized us, married and buried us, celebrated countless worship services, led bible studies and other spiritual programs, and counseled us all, including me personally, in times of sadness and joy.  He has always been supportive and appreciative of music and served as frequent soloist for the 8:00 service.  

While we will all miss Rob’s loving presence in our lives, I know that he has made the decision to leave with the same deep thoughtfulness that he has given to all his work here and completely trust that he has made a wise choice.  We will all look forward to celebrating his ministry over the coming months and wish him the very best in his next endeavors.  

In that spirit, we will do our best to continue God’s work here in Upperville as we begin yet another season of ministry at Trinity Church.  We will kick things off with the annual Activities Fair on Sunday, Sept. 9, and various choir rehearsals will begin in the following weeks.  I hope you might all take the opportunity to encourage people to join one of our choirs as we prepare to have our upcoming transition accompanied by music that is both beautiful and spiritually uplifting.    


Fall Music Dates  

Adult Choir  
Thursday, Sept. 6, 7:00pm
Choir Room  

Jr. Choir  
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 4:00pm  
Children’s Choir Room  

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 4:45pm  
Children’s Choir Room  

Handbell Choir Tuesday, Sept. 18, 5:00pm  
Cox Hall  

Activities Fair
Sunday, Sept. 9  
Full choir resumes for 10:30 service  

Commissioning of choirs and other ministries
Sunday, Sept. 30, 10:30 service