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


                               
                                                     

About the Shaws

 

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!

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Our Band Began    When we started out as a few siblings playing our violins at nursing homes and retirement centers. Then, as our family grew, so did our band members. There are eight of us now who currently perform.  

Music has always been a part of our life and before official lessons were started, we would make up our own instruments to provide our own lessons. Using pans for drums, two wooden dowels for a cello and two pencils to pretend we were playing the violin! 

Once we turned four years old, violin lessons with an instructor began. Our parents chose the violin to start with because they knew it would be the most difficult to learn. They were determined to raise their children 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 were learned when working toward goals and seeing them through. 

After the violin was mastered, we would then focus on other instruments. Chase -who is no longer with the band-  picked up the guitar and Cajón, Justus, the piano and bass, and the girls added other stringed instruments such as; mandolin, ukulele, cello and banjo to their repertoire. 

Traveling and recording CD’s started as a fun hobby, but now has become one of our family’s  businesses. We love meeting people everywhere we go.  

Many people ask what our parents do in the band.  They are our biggest supporters and prayer warriors. Everyone has their roles. It takes teamwork. Everyone’s talents are utilized.

Music is so important in life. God created it and loves to hear His creation singing and playing praises to Him. Music can speak love and wisdom, reaching to our hearts, when words by themselves cannot.

When our family serves with music, we want our audience comforted, soothed, and inspired from it. Music is powerful!

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

- The Shaw Family Band

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 / Bass / Cajon

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

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

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 / Cajon

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!