MCA Worship Band Heads to Dallas to Record in Studio

The MCA Worship Band travels to sing professionally for the first time ever.


Photo by: Ken Snow

Seniors Cole Wilkinson and Summer Crise get ready to sing one of their songs.

Summer Utzig, staff writer

On Wednesday and Thursday, March 31 and April 1, the worship band traveled to Crystal Clear Sound Recording Studio in Dallas to record some of their favorite worship songs. This was the first time in MCA history where the worship band recorded in a professional studio. Each day they were at the studio from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Wednesday, they focused mainly on recording songs with instruments like guitars, pianos and drums. The day after, they focused on vocals for their recordings. Stockton Helbing, the first call jazz drummer in Dallas and a professor at the University of North Texas, produced the songs for the band. Helbing has played with great jazz musicians like trumpeters Doc Severinsen and Maynard Ferguson while also being the music director in churches leading worship. This gave the worship band an experience to see how music was produced and recorded. Junior Maddie Clark stated her experience saying “It was amazing to be able to record music and see our hard work pay off. It was a great learning experience for all of us, and we are so thankful we got the opportunity to do this!”


The worship band gets ready to sing one of their songs at the studio. (Photo by: courtesy photo)


The worship band eats lunch during their break at the studio. (Photo by: Ken Snow)


Junior Maddie Clark smiles as she is about to sing a song. (Photo by: Ken Snow)