North Point iBand Plays Three Carols on iPads

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The North Point iBand performed several Christmas carols earlier this month using only iPads and iPhones for instruments, and posted a professionally produced video of the performance on YouTube. The band is comprised of eleven people, each of whom plays their part using iPad or iPhone apps.

The instruments include bells, multiple keyboards, organs, drums, a tambourine, a shaker, a guiro, guitars, an accordion, Bebot, and vocals for Feliz Navidad sung through I Am T-Pain on an iPhone (or some other auto-tuning iOS app). The three songs are “Carol of the Bells,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” and “Feliz Navidad.”

The North Point iBand is affiliated with the Atlanta-based evangelical mega church, North Point Community Church, hence the enormous audience and large theater, as well as the budget to have a multi-camera crew on hand to film the event.

North Point iBand Video

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I saw this yesterday and it is really well done. Quite surprising what they were able to accomplish. We used the Apple TV2 to see the video.


Even more amazing that they only had one rehearsal. Last year they sang a Christmas compilation live between their three campuses. I don’t know how they did but it was amazing.


I would really like to have the apps that were used by this fantastic band. I am a pastor’s husband with iPhone and iPad that would love to loan my “instruments” to members if they would like to start a iBand. I would also love to have any support on how to achieve this for our small church.

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