New City Band is a five member band that consists of rhythm-lead guitar, vocals, bass guitar, saxophone and drums. New City plays a wide variety of music such as spiritual-gospel and Rhythm and Blues combined with funk rhythms which is upbeat and energetic. New City uses music as a means of sharing testimonies and personal experiences that the Lord has given its members.

All five members serve and minister at their home church in Rochester in various positions within the church. The bass player, Phillip Gauldin, is a member of Solid Rock Christian Fellowship. He ministers on the worship team and teaches elementary age Sunday school. Walt Burrows, New Cityís percussionist, is Solid Rockís treasurer/ accountant and also serves on the worship team. Lynn Burrows, lead guitarist and vocalist, is the praise and worship team leader and middle school age Sunday school teacher. Jeannie Gauldin, New City Band's vocalist, ministers on Solid Rock's praise and worship team. Tyler Gauldin, New City's newest and youngest member, plays alto sax and ministers through music at Solid Rock. New City believes that spiritual unity with the band is vital for effective ministry concerning outreach.

VENUES:  Since 1989, New City has performed at a variety of venues such as Kingdom Bound, Heaven Bound, Youth Quake, Lilac Festival, Ransom Creek Gospel Fest, and opening band for John Schlitt (Petra). In addition, New City has performed at many coffee houses and churches through out New York State. We especially enjoy ministering with inner city churches and outreach ministries that focus on spreading the Gospel to those who do not and will not attend churches.

VISION:  Most importantly, New City Band has seen huge growth pertaining to outreach ministries which focus on the individual spiritual needs of people from all walks of life. The Christ-centered vision for New City is that we can be supportive of outreach ministries using music as an evangelical tool. In addition, we believe that music is an extremely effective method in which the Gospel message can be heard and received by unbelievers. We feel that God will use us in any opportunity or situation to glorify Him in any place or circumstance. It is our responsibility as believers and followers of Christ to seize that opportunity. We feel that Romans 1:16 is a powerful statement that ministers to us every time we minister: 

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; 

for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; 

to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."