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Music Director

Danita Barnes

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Danita Barnes fulfilled the position of Music Director June, 2014 when the position became vacant.  The year prior she became All Saints' organist having been the back up and substitute for many years.  She will be adding the additional duties of Music Director including Choir Director  to her directorship, Director of  All Saints' Ringers.

A lifelong resident of Roanoke Rapids, Danita has always been involved in church music.  She began by playing piano for Baptist Sunday School classes at the age of 10 and substituting for the organist and pianist when she was a teenager.

She received her Bachelor of Science at Meredith College, Raleigh, NC in Business Administration, while studying piano and organ with staff musicians, privately.

Following 16 years of instruction, Danita further refined her organist skills under the instruction of Dr. Charles Rachow, a retired organ professor at Barton College in Wilson, NC (and former organist at Methodist and Episcopal churches).
Prior to joining the staff at All Saints’ Danita had been employed as a church musician for 19 years, playing the organ and; directing both the children’s and the hand bell choirs.

Danita and her husband Bobby, have three grown daughters, 2 grandsons & a grand daughter; and presently runs the family furniture business.  Additionally, in their home Danita teaches a full studio of piano students.