OUR STORY

 "The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul."

- Johann Sebastian Bach


 

How We Began    God created music and loves to hear His creation singing and playing praises to Him so it has always been important to my parents first, and then to us. Before official lessons started, we would make up our own instruments and teach ourselves. Using pans, wooden dowels, and pencils to pretend we were playing the drums, violin and cello.  Once we turned four years old, violin lessons with an instructor began. After the violin was mastered, we would then learn other instruments.  Our parents were determined to raise us with integrity and character and that meant carefully chosen challenges. Music was used to teach us self-discipline, positive attitudes, diligence, hard work, perseverance, and many other good character traits.  

Music is so powerful! Songs can reach hearts, when words alone, sometimes can't. When our family serves you with music, we want you to feel uplifted, encouraged, comforted, edified and inspired. We want you to see the heart of God.

Chase was recently married to a wonderful friend and is not currently traveling with the band.  They are our biggest fans! 

Thank you for your prayers as we share His Gospel through music!

- Elley, for The Shaw Family Band     

 

 Our Passion:  

 Is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone through God’s gift of music. We perform new arrangements to hymns, our own originals, unique blends of gospel, bluegrass, and sing with lots of family harmony.

Our Vision:     

  Is to bring hope and encouragement to all ages and stages of life. We love God, love people, and love music. We love to combine all three together when we give a concert!         

 

  We are deeply grateful to those who have been faithful supporters of our ministry. Read Our 'Thank You' page here!                                                                                                                                                                              

 

 

 

Holly || 21

Vocals / Violin / Piano

She loves photography, teaching violin, and bookkeeping for the family.

She also owns and operates a handwriting book company: www.characterwritingworksheets.com

Fun Fact: Holly learned to read at age 3 and by far has the biggest vocabulary!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Macy || 19

Vocals / Guitar / Violin

She is the main force behind band practice time, does the bulk of song arranging, and will take anything hot pink.

Fun fact: Macy can play seven instruments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justus || 16

Vocals / Piano / Drums

He has a love for science and engineering and can be found rigging up devices which make life easier for him.

 Fun Fact: Justus is a composer and has written several original songs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elley || 14

Vocals / Violin / Bass

A poem writer, very creative, and enjoys cooking for the family. 

Fun Fact: Elley loves quotes and can tell you one at any time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Amy || 12

Vocals / Violin / Mandolin / Bass

She can be depended upon to successfully accomplish anything, and has a spunky personality.

Fun Fact: Amy is a big reader and is always looking for a new book!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lilly || 10

Vocals / Shaker / Violin

She doesn't miss anything going on around her and is very helpful.

Fun Fact: Lilly is very fast and very good at gymnastics!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter || 8

Vocals / Drums

He loves building things and is a good artist. He is also learning the cajon.

Fun Fact: He keeps everything and Mom once found 21 In-n-Out hats in his room!

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 Daniel ||  5

Vocals

He is a bundle of energy and has a very advanced vocabulary! He loves being active and is a bright spot in everyone's day.

Fun Fact: Daniel's favorite thing about performing is smiling!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joshua || 3

He loves "preaching" and playing the drums on carefully arranged pillows with two pencils as drumsticks.

Fun Fact: His extra chromosome makes him extra cute!

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Kevin & Wendy || Est. 1992

 Prayer & Support Crew

They LOVE spending time with each other and talking with one another.    

Fun Fact:  Kevin's Dad's middle name (George) is the name of the town where Wendy's Dad grew up,

AND Wendy's Dad's middle name (Clarence) is the name of the town where Kevin's Dad grew up - both in IOWA!!