Please read ALL of the instructions, even if you’ve done this every single time. There are a few added instructions related to our Christmas program.

1. Watch and listen to the guide vocals video on one device. I suggest you watch on a computer or a tablet. The new video contains the music and a small Picture-in-picture window of me directing. The bigger the screen, the easier it will be for you to see. This time, I enlarged the music and even made it scroll to make it even bigger and easier to read.

2. There will be a total of THREE individual songs to record and submit between now and December 1st. That gives you nearly a month to record. December 1st is a HARD DEADLINE that I can’t change this time or accept late recordings due to the amount of work it will take to prepare these songs for the program.

3. I’m hoping for 100% participation which means I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get everyone involved. I will be taking appointments later in November to record here at church as well as record in your home if necessary.

4. For this recording, please wear a shirt, sweater, or top in a Christmas color such as red, green, white, or black. I’m not terrible concerned about what you wear as long as it reflects Christmas.

5. More so than in the previous recordings, I’m going to work hard to make these videos the best they can be. If possible, please try to record in front of a plain background/wall although this is not absolutely necessary. Try to keep your face as a closeup in the shot and include only your face and upper body.

6. Make sure you use a set of headphone or ear buds to listen to the guide vocals. I suggest you put them in only ONE ear so you can hear yourself sing with the vocals

7. Record yourself using an iPhone or Android phone device in the PORTRAIT orientation (up and down). If you do not have such a device, you can use a tablet or computer to record. If you need help recording using a computer, I have instructions for that as well.

8. After recording each individual video, try sending it via iMessages to my cell phone at 865-201-7404.  Chances are, this will work.  Your phone will either send it directly to me or it will upload it to iCloud and then send it to me.  The phone should do it automatically.  

9. Don’t delete your video until you hear from me that I received it in a high enough quality to use.

10.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, following my conducting directions and the click track so we all cut off together. This is CRITICAL on the final cutoff at the end of the song.

11.  For those of you who have a problem sending me your video via iMessages or if you have an Android phone or tablet, here’s an alternative way to do it.  If you have any issues, call or text me at 865-201-7404.

How to Submit Your Video From Your Phone

  • Click this dropbox link
  • https://www.dropbox.com/request/XVQayadMjzeC1K90m4Gp
  • Click Choose Files
  • Click Photo Library (on android it may work differently)
  • Select your Video (you can go to your video album to find it quickly)
  • If it’s selected, it will get a blue checkmark
  • Touch Done
  • Enter your name and email address where it asks for it
  • Click Upload
  • Wait until the upload is complete.
  • Send me a text at 865-201-7404 to let me know you uploaded it.

How to Submit Your Video From a Computer

  • Click this dropbox link
  • https://www.dropbox.com/request/XVQayadMjzeC1K90m4Gp
  • Click Choose Files
  • Select your video and click the “Choose” button
  • Enter your name and email address where it asks for it
  • Click upload.
  • Wait until the upload is complete.
  • Send me a text at 865-201-7404 to let me know you uploaded it.

Guide Vocal Videos

Be sure to click on the FILL SCREEN icon to maximize the size of the video on your screen without causing part of the image to be cut off. If you’re watching the guide vocals on a tablet, this time you will want to hold the tablet in the landscape (horizontal) configuration.

Its a little dated but you can still watch the original instructional video here: Instructional Video


Holy Is Your Name Guide Vocals
1 Soprano Guide Vocal – CLICK TO WATCH
2 Alto Guide Vocal – CLICK TO WATCH
3 Tenor Guide Vocal – CLICK TO WATCH
4 Bass Guide Vocal – CLICK TO WATCH
5 Children’s Guide Vocal – CLICK TO WATCH
6 Soloist/Ensemble Rehearsal Track – Coming Soon
PDF Copy of the Music – Downloadable and Printable
***Children enter on the fifth page (marked Page 107)
***Adult choir enters on the seventh page (marked Page 109)
***Adult choir — you sing the lowest vocal staff, just above the piano part


Sing Out Our Savior’s Birth Guide Vocals
1 Soprano Guide Vocal – CLICK TO WATCH
2 Alto Guide Vocal – CLICK TO WATCH
3 Tenor Guide Vocal – CLICK TO WATCH
4 Bass Guide Vocal – CLICK TO WATCH
5 Soloist/Ensemble Rehearsal Track – Coming Soon
PDF Copy of the Music – Downloadable and Printable


Hallelujah! Light Has Come Guide Vocals – COMING SOON
1 Soprano Guide Vocal – CLICK TO WATCH
2 Alto Guide Vocal- CLICK TO WATCH
3 Tenor Guide Vocal- CLICK TO WATCH
4 Bass Guide Vocal- CLICK TO WATCH
5 Soloist/Ensemble Rehearsal Track – Coming Soon
PDF Copy of the Music – Downloadable and Printable