We like to see our music as varied as the weather here in Michigan; sometimes there’s synth beats, sometimes there’s banjo, sometimes it’s rock, and there’s a decent chance someone will say it’s too loud. But whatever the style, we hope our music can be used to respond to who God is and what He has done. Across all our venues we have about 20 bands that cycle through our weekend services. As musicians, we strive for the music to be excellent, accessible, and artistic. Sometimes there will be tension between those three, but we’re OK with that. As our styles vary, and some bands write new arrangements to traditional songs, we always pick our songs carefully, making sure the lyrics are theologically sound – always focusing back on the work of Jesus.
We’re currently hosting online band auditions! If you’re interested in auditioning to join a Riv band, follow the link below.