The Stony Hill Band was formed in 2001. Performing a wide range of uplifting music, the band supports each service and helps praise God through music.
Contact Terri Rhodes at StonyHillBand@roadrunner.com for more information.
Angelina Rhodes has been with Stony Hill Band about 1 year and is currently in Highland HS Chorus and Fork in an Outlet. She is an amazing singer and a novice bass player. Her favorite song that we perform is “Something’s Got a Hold On Me” by Etta James. She says the people at Church at Stony Hill “Rock”!
George Crawford has been with the band for a very short time but has made a big impact. He performs with feeling and is adding a bit of songwriting which he has been doing since 1976. He has sung in Washington High School Choir & Washingtonians, Massillon, Ohio (1980-82), qualified for the State of Ohio Choir (1982), and on occasion at Solano Valley Church, Fairfield, CA, in 2004. A favorite song of his is “Here I am to Worship”.
Joe Farinacci has been a great addition to the Stony Hill Band. He brings many years of experience and a great spirit with him. He can currently be seen playing with Becky Boyd and Real Life band. He enjoys the camaraderie and dedication that the Stony Hill Band has in making each song count. One of his favorite arrangements is our rendition of O Holy Night.
John Vrabel has been with the Stony Hill Band the longest and is the force that put it all together about 9 years ago. He has played in a variety of bands since 1966. Starting with getting a set of used drums at age 12 he switched to bass when he was 20. He played rock in the 70s, alternative in the 80s, and blues in the early 90s so he brings a variety of styles to the band. He can currently be seen playing in Showcase Band (an eclectic mix of music from Abba to Led Zeppelin) and The Unusual Suspects. He enjoys the fellowship with the church and hearing people say the music makes them think about God’s presence in everyday life in new ways. Favorite song that we do? “Shelter” by Jaci Velasquez and “Amazing Grace”.
Angela Rudolph has brought to the Stony Hill Band a wealth of talent in her 8 years of being involved. She performed in show choir in high school and was a cast member of The Young Americans, a semi- professional performing group based in southern California that traveled the country performing and bringing music, acting, dancing and comedy into schools across the United States. She also attended Cyprus College as performing arts major. She has performed in several musicals and in some local theater including Rick and Jim’s BIG Christmas Show. She has many favorite songs that we perform but mostly anything that we can add mad harmonies to.
Mike Dixon has been with the band for about 5 years. He brings his 42 years of experience and extreme talent into every performance and has had everyone singing Eric Clapton’s “Presence of the Lord” for weeks at a time after hearing him. He likes the nature of acceptance and respect that the Church at Stony Hill demonstrates towards people and brings a good example of this behavior himself.
John Marting has over 30 years of professional music experience and he brings his outstanding abilities to the Stony Hill Band. He began classical training at age 6. After he discovered rock and jazz in his teens, John played in various size groups in the New York Tri-State area. He moved to San Antonio, Texas in the 80’s where he performed in the country-western, Texas-swing, and Hispanic styles and backed Johnny Rodriguez and Freddy Fender. In 1992 he was awarded the Outstanding Musicianship Award when he played with Kenny Burrell at the Tri-C Jazz Festival. John toured with the Logan Wells Tribute to Patsy Cline Show including performances at the Hilton Las Vegas opening for Brad Paisley and Sara Evans.
Terri Rhodes has been with the Stony Hill Band for about 4 years and has brought some varied experiences into it. She performed an award winning show choir at Strongsville High along with some cancer benefit concerts in North Olmsted. She has been in a handful of bands with a large range of styles from a young age, the first was a praise band at a church in Brookpark at age 12. Her favorite song is “Romans 8” by Sheri Keller Carr especially that it reminds us that nothing can separate us from the love of God.