21 Thank You Messages For Church Musicians Including Praise Band or Choir Members

Most church services include music. The musicians usually have spent a long time (sometimes years) practicing to be able to play or sing for you. 

Depending on the arrangements, some of the musicians may be unpaid volunteers.

At the next service, please take a moment to thank them. If you want to stand out, hand them a handwritten thank-you note.  However, most musicians would be thrilled to hear your kind words without a note.

Also, it’s best to refrain from talking to the pianist, organist, or other musician while they are playing their instrument. While they may make it look easy, it still takes concentration and focus. 

If you need to thank a musician for playing a funeral, please review the example wording in the funeral thank you notes post.

What if you don’t like your church’s current music?

If you have decided not to change churches because of the music, you can still thank the musicians for their service to the church.

Also, remember that the music situation may be temporary. The praise band could have a member switch up the following year, or the not-so-good organist may be replaced with an excellent organist. Or the church might switch to your music preference. 

Church Musician Thank You Examples:

Here are some general thank you messages for singers, the pianist, the organist, or whoever plays an instrument or sings on the praise and worship team. 

#1 Thank you for playing for us each week. I enjoy your music.

#2 Your playing today inspired me to sing today during worship. Thank You.

#3 I appreciate how well you can play [instrument]. Your talent amazes me each week!

#4 I look forward to the hymns every Sunday when you are at the organ. You are a master!

#5 Your voice is lovely. Thank you for blessing us each week.

#6 Thank you for leading us in song each week. (this one sentence is good even if you don’t like the music – the person is still doing their position as expected).

#7 I enjoyed your trumpet solo! Thank you for taking the time to learn it, as I know you are very busy with your day job.

#8 Thank you for playing the piano on Sunday mornings. Your skill is amazing and inspires me to sing. 

#9 Thank you for playing the piano for the kid’s class on Sunday mornings. It helps them learn about praising God through singing. I appreciate your dedication. 

#10 Thank you for serving on the praise and worship team. We appreciate your dedication and willingness to server the Lord through music. 

#11 You’re keyboard skills are incredible! Thank you for volunteering to join the praise band. We enjoy hearing you each Sunday. 

Thank You Message for Choir Members

Occasionally, the church leadership or church members may want to thank those that sing in the choir. 

Each member could be written a short thank you message on a card. Then, a gift card to Starbucks, Panera, or another local restaurant could be included. Depending on the budget, the amount can be small, such as $5 or $10. 

Below are some words of apprecation for choir members. 

#1 Thank you for singing in the choir each week. The choir helps me sing along with the hymns. 

#2 Thank you for being in the church choir! We are glad to have you and appreciate your dedication as a volunteer. 

#3 Thank you for serving in the church choir. You always bring positive energy, and you’re an inspiration to others. 

#4 You are an amazing singer! Thank you for sharing your expertise with the choir. We’ve been able to tackle complex pieces because of your support. 

#5 Thank you for using your talents to bless others and to glorify God. Your gift for singing is remarkable.  You are a blessing to the choir and the church.

Thank You Note to Church Music Director

Here are some messages for the church music director. Their responsibilities can vary depending on the church.

#1 The choir is fantastic! I enjoy the programs you put together each week. The choir is blessed to have you as their director.

#2 The choir’s performance during the [holiday name] service was impressive. Thank you for choosing such a great program! I love how you were able to integrate the organ.

#3 Thank you for being an excellent music director. Your choice of music each Sunday fits the sermon messages perfectly. I appreciate the time and research you put into choosing appropriate hymns. 

#4 Thank you for your dedication to excellent music. You’re a blessing to the church and all that hear the music on Sunday mornings. 

#5 We appreciate your joy of God’s music. Thank you for starting a children’s music ministry alongside your many other music director abilities. Our kids are singing the songs at home now throughout the week. It blesses my heart to hear them sing to the Lord. 


Author: Heidi Bender

Title: Writer

Expertise: Thank You Notes


Heidi Bender is a writer and author who founded Tons of Thanks. She aims to help people write thank-you notes by providing examples and tips. She is the author of She is the author of A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes.