Nearer to GOD Band (n2Gb)
We exist to worship the Lord through our music in many different settings.
We play every Sunday at the Church of the Incarnation, Dayton OH at the 11:30 AM Mass. We have also played for adoration, retreats, weddings etc. We answer the call to support any opportunity to add our musical gifts to many forms of worship and prayer services.
We have played together since 2005.
We have been together since 2005 and have played continuously since.
Our journey began playing every Sunday, two masses in the Parish Activity Center for about 800 to 1,000 at each mass.
Over time we have been asked to play at weddings, adoration, different worship events, parish picnics etc.
Our repertoire has expanded as well to cover not only traditional hymns but also expanded to contemporary praise and worship theologically consistent with our Catholic Faith.
We have played numerous mass parts by various composers and season specific mass parts as needed.
We are open to lending our musical gifts to any worship related event depending on availability of our band members.
We have the full complement of instruments and vocalists to provide enough power to shake the walls of Sodom and Gomorrah, or tone it down to a more subtle acoustic style as appropriate. In a live Church setting, we seek to blend into the background, with a focus on congregational participation during the liturgy. We can also do praise and worship music before the liturgy begins to bring the Holy Spirit in the house!
We are not "performers". We pray through our instruments and voices. We do not seek center stage. We seek to encourage glorious praise and worship in the congregation - raising the roof unto the Lord
We believe it is our privilege to offer ourselves, our talents and our music to the Lord to enhance the beauty of both the liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.