music

SSBC Director of Music and Arts

Arrangements for the music to be used must be made in consultation with the SSBC Director of Music and Arts. An appointment may be made with the Director of Music and Arts as soon as possible after scheduling the date of the wedding and no later than three (3) months before the wedding. The wedding ceremony is a sacred service as well as an act of corporate worship. Therefore, only music which conforms to standards of dignity and is theologically appropriate may be used. Taped music may not be used under any circumstances. If needed, the SSBC Director of Music and Arts will offer you suggestions of appropriate music. All music to be used in the wedding ceremony must be approved by the SSBC Director of Music and Arts.


SSBC Organ, Organist and/or Pianist

The Sanctuary Samford Memorial Holtkamp organ at SSBC is a beautiful, historic instrument that can only be played by a musician that has been pre-approved by the SSBC Director of Music and Arts. The SSBC Director of Music and Arts can assist in arranging for an approved organist, as well as other musicians. At no time should an unauthorized person attempt to play the Samford Memorial Holtkamp organ. 


Any guest keyboard player and any other guest musicians must be approved by the SSBC Director of Music and Arts.


Soloist

The SSBC Director of Music and Arts must approve the soloist and music that will be used. The Director of Music and Arts can recommend a qualified soloist for you, or you may select a soloist for yourself. The soloist should make rehearsal arrangements with the organist or pianist. Taped accompaniment may not be used. It is important that any soloist selected has sufficient musical skills so that the rehearsal can be completed in a single session with the organist/pianist. Financial arrangements with the selected soloist are the responsibility of the Party.


Sound

If the sanctuary is being used, a sound technician is required. SSBC will provide a trained sound technician for the rehearsal and the wedding.