Fine Arts Series at Collegiate/Wesley

Two or three times a year, Collegiate/Wesley offers a special concert featuring accomplished musicians from around the country. Our next series will be announced soon.

Vocal choirs and bands

  • Chancel Choir (ISU students/adults) – sings most weeks during the 11 AM service. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7-8:15 PM and Sunday mornings from 10-10:45 AM. Contact Carl Bleyle, carl@cwames.org.
  • An eclectic worship band (youth thru adults) leads music in worship during the 8:30 AM service. Music styles range from simple vocal solos to rock. Rehearsals are generally prior to the worship service. Contact Ed Kaizer, kaizerjazz@gmail.com.
  • Choristers Choir (children in grades 2-5) – sings monthly in worship during the 8:30 AM service. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:15 PM. Contact Tana Tesdall, tanaloo@aol.com.
  • Special music – soloists and ensembles sing throughout the year, particular at the 8:30 AM service during the school year and during the 9:30 AM service in the summer. Contact Carl Bleyle, carl@cwames.org to volunteer.
  • Children’s music – K-5 graders sing for the first 10-15 minutes of Sunday school, and a few individuals share the leadership of that time. Contact Amanda Heeren, amanda@cwames.org for more details.

Bell choirs and instrumental groups

  • Chancel Bells (adults) – our most proficient bell choir performs a few times each year during worship and special concerts. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 8:30-9:45 PM. Contact Dee Dreeszen, dee@cwames.org.
  • Caroliers (adults) – this bell choir performs a few times each year during worship and at one of the concerts. Rehearsals are on Mondays from 4:30-5:15 PM. Contact Dee Dreeszen, dee@cwames.org for more information.
  • Collegiate Bells (students) – performs occasionally during worship and at a year-end concert. Rehearsals are Sundays evenings. Contact Dee Dreeszen, dee@cwames.org.
  • Chapel Bells (9th-12th graders) – performs occasionally during worship, at the Manger Gifts Service, and at a year-end concert. Rehearsals are Sundays from 6:00-6:45 PM. Contact Dee Dreeszen, dee@cwames.org.
  • Crusader Bells (6th-8th graders) – performs occasionally during worship and at a year-end concert. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 5:30-6:15 PM. Contact dee@cwames.org.
  • Collegiate Brass – plays occasionally during morning worship. Contact Paul Anderson, fridolph@iastate.edu.
  • Wesley Hall Jazz – this eclectic jazz ensemble plays occasionally during morning worship. Contact Paul Lundy, olddiaconal@hotmail.com.
  • Instrumental music – soloists and ensembles take part in worship at various times during the year, such as being part of the orchestra each year for the Lenten Mass, and offering the special music during the summer. Contact Carl Bleyle, carl@cwames.org.