Praise Band Musicians
Elnora Beck- Praise Band Leader
Elnora is our musical treasure. She leads the Praise Band, sings in the choir and does
soulful spirit filled solos. She has been singing professionally for over thirty years and
majored in voice while minoring in piano in college. She has sung with five choirs and has
trained in musical direction. Her real accomplishments are her children (2) and
grandchildren (3). She is a leader in all things church!
Monica Spangenberger- Singer
Monica has been singing in this church for eighteen years. Growing up in a time when
music was cosidered a part of a balanced curiculum, Monica was introduced to band and
marching band in high school. As well as singing , she makes sure that music is ready for
services and choir practise. She is the Church Administrator, a worship leader, contact person
and first human clone.
Dylan Cutler- Drums
At 23 years of age, Dylan has been drums for 10 years. He plays in ten differen groups
outside of church in all genres including funk and jazz groups with Katie. He attends
school for musical performance at Long Beach City College and enjoys playing and
making electronic music. He has an older half-sister and comes to us from Redondo
Beach. The drummer keeps everyone else on the same page. It's all about the beat.
Katie McMahon- Bass Player
Katie is 19 years old and has been playing the bass for 5 years. She is a full time student
majoring in music at Long Beach City College and started her adventure musical
adventure playing the clarinet when she was 9. She plays jazz and funk outside of
church. She is the youngest of three (two older brothers) and is rooted here in Long
Beach. Bass is the "ruler" of the bottom end, creating contrast for the topside (vocals,
piano and guitar).
Max Sthleicher- Piano
Max is local, from El Segundo and has a younger brother. He has a degree from
California State Long Beach in Mechanical Engineering but has been playing piano since
he was ten years old. Music theory has no axiomatic foundation in modern
mathematics but interval, timing, and scales are undenighably connected. He is 24 years
old now and he still loves doing both and we are lucky to have such a talented
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