On behalf of the Parish Board and the Music Director Search Committee, I am delighted to announce that Ian Garvie has accepted our offer to be the Director of Music for The First Church in Belmont, beginning July 1st. As most of you know, Ian has been our exemplary Assistant Director for the past three years. He earned his Master’s degree in Music and Conducting from Bard College, and has conducted collegiate and professional adult choirs and orchestras since his undergraduate days at Vassar. Ian teaches music at the Sage School (a K-8 private school for gifted students) where he is known for innovation and collaboration across departments. The support for Ian at First Church has been overwhelming, and we are thrilled that he will be moving into this very important role in July.