Music & Fine Arts

At Manchaca UMC, we believe the Arts are a language of Faith with in the Church, a language of outreach from the Church to the world, and a means of attracting others to the Faith. Our Music & Fine Arts Ministry consists of many different areas and opportunities for involvement including vocal, instrumental, drama, art, & more. We are blessed with many talented people, however, we are always seeking to develop and involve new people of all ages.

For more information about the Fine Arts Ministry or any of the ensembles, contact Mark Hixon at 512-282-7274, ext. 325 or


Sanctuary Choir  – Sings at 11 a.m. Sunday Worship in the Sanctuary. The choir presents a cantata at Christmas and a special program during Holy Week. Rehearses 6:45 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Choir Room. Mark Hixon, director.
Glory Bells – Handbell choir rings at least quarterly in worship and for special seasonal music presentations. Rehearses 7 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Bell Choir Room. Nancy Bourell, director.


Praise Band – Instrumentalists and vocalists for “Life on the Road” worship in the Family Life Center. “Such as These” rehearse Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 8 p.m., in the Family Life Center.

Women's Ensemble - The Women’s ensemble is open to any woman high school age or older. The Women’s Ensemble rehearses for a designated number of rehearsals before participating in a worship service. They meet for a specific amount of time 2-3 times a year. When the Women’s ensemble meets, they rehearse from 6 - 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday. Koma Donworth, director.



Godspring Youth Choir - Open to all middle school and high school youth. The choir rehearses Sunday afternoons, 2-3 p.m., in the Bell Room. The choir participates in Life on the Road worship service, as well, as the Sanctuary worship services. Glenna Bowman, director

Youth Praise Band "Epiphany Symphony" - Open to all middle school and high school students. Members of the band include both instrumentalists and vocalists. Rehearses Sunday afternoons, 2-3 p.m., in the Family Life Center. Dale Lininger and Jen Romero, directors.


The Psalmist tells us all to "Praise the Lord!"  Praising the Lord is just one of the things children explore through Children's Choirs.  Some of the activities in Children's Choir are leaning songs about faith, playing games, playing instruments, making crafts and even having a special snack once in a while.

The Children's Choirs rehearse on Sunday afternoons, 4:30-5:30 p.m., in the Choir Room.

  • Kids of the Kingdom - Kinder and 1st Grade
  • Ring'n'Sing - 2nd - 5th Grade

The children's choirs meet September through April and present a Christmas and spring musical. All children are welcome!