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  • TEAM NIGHT was amazing! If you missed it, feel free to go online (http://www.battledrumsmusic.com/members password: battledrums) and listen to the message and your section leader's teaching! This week we talked about the importance of community, and hope that you can join us next time as we dive into the Word.
  • Tenth Avenue North's Mike Donehey will be joining us for Easter Sunrise Service as our special musical guest! So much excitement and potential surrounds this massive event, let's consider devoting a few minutes of prayer daily or weekly leading up to the event-- Our city needs our disciplined prayers! Soldier on.
  • Prayer Night is making a comeback! Let's kick into high gear-- come join us as we bring our praises & requests before God, and wage war! (We are called 'Battledrums', after all...) Meetings will be the last Thursday of every month from 5PM-6:30PM in the Main Sanctuary. This is a great way to build community and unity, on our faces before the Lord together. 

Killing It!

image by: Peter J. Castro

image by: Peter J. Castro

image by: Peter J. Castro

image by: Peter J. Castro


We kindly ask that you be sure to respect your church and fellow musicians by keeping the stage clean! No matter what platform you are on, please make sure to throw away water bottles, papers, and any trash you see laying around you. (Really, do it to be a rebel. Nobody expects musicians to be organized, timely, or to have things generally in order. Be salty. And by salty, we mean clean.) 

Additionally, we ask that you take loving care of the equipment! We must be good stewards of what God has given us, and are held responsible for the instruments, speakers, drums, etc. Calvary has entrusted us with these things; treat them like they're yours, or better yet, treat them like they're God's... because they are!


Here's a list of people who give lessons around town. (* indicates that they are not a part of Battledrums.)

Tom Remenar - Drums -  love2drumlessons@outlook.com, or 505-239-0896

Danny Winters - Guitar - 505-304-3202

Steve Smith - Bass - 505-280-7795

Natalie Wylie - Voice -  720-427-3069

*Dustin Maxwell - Acoustic Guitar/Drums - 940-233-0130

*Mark D'Ambrosio - Drums - 505-288-8484

*Josiah Thomas - Piano - 505-908-5606

*Reece Watson - Saxophone - 505-948-4899

*JR Baldonado - Piano/Bass/Drums - 505-712-3820


image by: Peter J. Castro

image by: Peter J. Castro

Jaime Solis will be moving to California with his family in the coming months. Jaime has been a dedicated member of our team for the last year and a half. Make sure to lift up prayers for him and his family for this exciting new adventure! You will be very missed, friend! (Photo: Peter J. Castro)

image by: Peter J. Castro

image by: Peter J. Castro

Incase you hadn't heard, our beautiful Sophie Tellez has run away to Bible College. Keep her in your prayers as she studies at Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrietta! She'll be back every once in awhile to say 'hey'... Make sure to give her a hard time for leaving. 


 prayer requests from your BD teammates...

  • "--that when the Lord wills, my husband and I may start a family as we have always dreamed. In the meantime, pray I have patience to wait until the time is right. And that my husband will find a way to share his gifts with the world." (Anonymous)
  • "--my Aunt Phyllis is in the hospital with a blood clot in her lung [from a post-op procedure]." Please keep her in prayer...(Anonymous)
  • "-- for my mama; she is having very painful leg cramps that don't allow her to sleep..." (Anonymous)
  • "-- for guidance & wisdom for me as my supervisor is speaking untruths. [It is] a hostile work environment. Also, pray I have patience as my mom is refusing to take her medication." (Charnia)
  • "--for God to guide me in my new work bubble at a secular radio station, and for the Holy Spirit to make war there. Pray that I would be effective salt & light!" (Celeste)


  • Thursday, February 11th @ 7PM: House of Heroes Concert, $10 Admission (Lobo Theater)
  • Friday, February 12th @ 7PM: Love at the Lobo, details here>> http://www.calvaryabq.org/events.asp (Lobo Theater)
  • March TEAMNIGHT, details TBA...
  • Friday, March 11th @ 8PM: Gungor Concert, Tickets may be purchased here>> http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1076571-gungor-albuquerque (Lobo Theater)
  • Sunday, March 27th @ 7:30AM: Easter Sunrise Service, details TBA... (University Stadium)