Heritage Memorial Church will present The Ball Brothers, gospel quartet, in concert both Saturday night, March 12 at 6 p.m. and Sunday morning, March 13 at 11 a.m. There is no charge for admission.
The Ball Brothers are two brothers, Andrew and Daniel Ball, along with brother-in-law Chad McCloskey, and newcomer, Matt Davis. The group travels world-wide, singing their distinctive brand of Christian music, which is a balance between the old and the new.
When it comes to the Ball Brothers, forget what you know about other “gospel quartets.” Because this unique group stands in stark contrast to many preconceived notions regarding traditional quartet music, the Ball Brothers have found life “outside of the box.” Tenor vocalist, Andrew, states, “We’re a younger group and we’re a different kind of group. At first, it was a struggle trying to imitate other groups and fit into the proverbial ‘southern gospel mold.’ We finally stopped apologizing for what we weren’t and have embraced the uniqueness of our God-given voices and harmonies. Since then, our musical horizons have expanded, and our ministry has really taken off.”
Since their formation in 2006, the Ball Brothers have rapidly made their mark in Christian music by using this musical balance between the old and the new. “We’ve never been to a place where every person in the audience was the same age. On the contrary, most places we go have a mixture of young, middle-aged, and older people. So, our music style and song selection is based around that blend. It’s great to see a grandmother and granddaughter worshiping together and enjoying the same music. We get to see that on a regular basis,” said lead vocalist, Daniel.
What can someone expect when they hear the Ball Brothers? A mix of musical styles, melted together by tight, four-part harmony. Each song is hand-picked to be message-driven, and theologically sound. Their goal is to spread the message of the Gospel and encourage believers.
One won’t have to look very far on the internet to find out what the Ball Brothers are like “behind the scenes.” The guys have a popular YouTube series called, “Rollin’ with the Ball Brothers” that offers an inside look into their ministry and lives on the road. “Rollin’ with the Ball Brothers” is our way of tearing down the divide that sometimes separates us from our audience. We’re not interested in promoting ourselves as rock stars. We’re interested in showing everyone how God can use ‘normal’ people for His honor and glory,” said Daniel.
From Gaither videos, to national television appearances; from Youth Conferences to Senior Retreats; from Sunday morning worship service, to Saturday afternoon at the state fair; the Ball Brothers thrive in a balanced ministry, carving out a sound and approach that is uniquely their own. Regardless of your age or musical preference, the Ball Brothers invite you to see and hear the difference.
Everyone is welcome to attend the Ball Brothers’ concerts at Heritage Memorial Church either Saturday night, March 12 at 6 p.m. or Sunday morning, March 13 at 11 a.m. Call the church office at 740-335-1079 for more information.
This article was submitted by Heritage Memorial Church.