Church Band: Nine6teen

Christ Church contemporary music band: Nines6teen


Founded around the many talents of Donna Bessette on keyboards and Andre Bessette on drums the Christ Church band has grown in ability and in following, writing a number of their own songs and playing renditions of others. While their main focus is contemporary Christian music to be performed at services at Christ Church they have also learned a number of secular pieces that express spiritual themes in other ways.  They have performed at a Diocesan Conference, at the Tang Center of Rectory School, at Relay for Life in neighboring Woodstock, Ct., the Vanilla Bean, Pomfret, the Steak Loft in Mystic, at the Cotuit Craftfest on Cape Cod,  other churches in Vernon, Ct. and Wellesley, Ma. as well as at private parties. Besides Donna and Andre the members include Brian Bastow on bass, Dave Carter on guitars and flute, Greg Nichols on guitar and Pat McCarthy on vocals. Nines6teen can be contacted through the Christ Church office: 860-315-7780. Some recent performances:

HERE is a link to the YouTube Channel for the Church which includes performance by the band, the choir, young people’s Credo addresses and Stewardship messages.