In recent months the Yamaha Clavinova, donated by Mrs. Laura Jo Terry in 1996 and used with the Children’s Choir in the Sanctuary had begun to malfunction. Upon learning the problems with the piano were not repairable, the Worship and Music Committee (with the approval of church council) began the task of looking for a replacement.
In August, after much research, the committee ordered a Casio Privia Px860 Digital Piano. This instrument is very versatile. It features 3 pedals and 88 weighted keys with simulated ivory touch to make it feel more like a grand piano, and can be plugged into the current church speaker system. In addition the piano has many options, such as other piano sounds, strings, harpsicord, as well as different organ settings.
Upon arrival, Andy and Sharon Christmas graciously assembled the piano so that it could be used for one service as a trial. Finding the trial successful, the committee decided the Casio Privia Px860 to be a good replacement for the Yamaha Clavinova that had served us well over the years.
The piano was dedicated on Sunday 9/25/16. It was a gift from Jill Helgeson in loving memory of her parents, Claude and Allie Mae Cromer and to the glory of God.