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Concrete Wall

Worship Band

WILL BE UPDATED ASAP! The ultimate goal of Worship Band is to take students who have begun learning an instrument and get them in groups playing together. It is important to me to develop their skill in playing as a band. Playing and presenting music is the main part of class. In addition we will cover some basic music theory as well as chord Chart reading. I also have a goal for students to grow in their knowledge of worship. We will have some discussions in class. Students will be encouraged to try out other instruments of interest. If a more advanced student has a need to make an audition tape or prepare for an audition I will be glad to help with that. Later in the year, if the technology is available or it can be worked out, we will explore In Ear Systems, Click Tracks, and Loops.
Band positions:
2 - Piano/keyboard
2 - Acoustic Guitar
1 - Electric Lead Guitar
2 - Electric Rhythm Guitar
1 - Drums
1 - Bass
2 - vocal

If your student would like to take band but their position is filled, you may contact Mr. Cochran to be added to a waiting list. If there is enough interest we will consider offering an additional Worship Band class.


Copy/supply fee: $25 (given to Derek Futrell at Orientation or at the first class)
Tuition fee: $400 ($40/month for 10 months, August - May or $45/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)


Sam Taylor, Derek Futrell

Sam Taylor
Music Ed
Sam majored in Music Education at Longwood University. A long-time attender of Parkway Baptist Church in Moseley, Sam joined the Launch Team for PCNC as Worship Coordinator in 2019. Sam works at the Mosley campus of Parkway to coordinate worship and media for both churches. Sam and his wife Laura reside in North Chesterfield.

Derek Futrell
B.A. in Music Education, Masters of Divinity in Worship Leadership,
Masters of Theology in Applied Theology

Derek grew up in Virginia Beach, VA and was called to ministry at 15. He has served in various pastoral roles of churches in VA, NC and SC. He has been the lead pastor of Parkway since 2017. He holds a BA in Music Education from Gardner-Webb University (where he met his wife Melissa), an MDiv and a ThM from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. God has blessed him and Melissa with five children: Elijah, Isaac, Sam, Esther, and Anna. Derek and Melissa’s first calling is to make disciples of their children raising them with a biblical worldview, helping them to see the need for Christ in the world, and releasing them to follow God’s call wherever that might lead them. Derek is passionate about leading the church to be on mission for Christ to make disciples who make disciples to send out church planters and missionaries. He loves
the Word of God, music and worship, his family, fun, cooking, singing and teaching.


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