Take The City
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Take The City

Bay City, Michigan, United States

Bay City, Michigan, United States
Band Pop Rock

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A View From Every Window-2006
This Is It-May 30th, 2008

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Take The City
Biography and Vision Statement
March 2008

Vision Statement

Objectives:

• Glorify our Lord Jesus Christ by using the gifts He has given us to encourage the struggling generation of today’s youth.
• Minister to people at shows and other events by presenting an example: great attitude, optimism, courtesy, prayer before playing, humility, answering questions about our faith.
• Maintain a strong relationship with God while touring by visiting churches and worshiping, staying in the Word, holding band Bible studies and devotionals.
• Lead worship for youth groups or other ministries periodically and sit in for services.
• Develop a contagious message of encouragement and hope, one that points to salvation and Jesus, and spread that message by playing not only church sponsored events, but also secular venues.

Why We Travel:

• Traveling to other states and countries enables us to reach a greater demographic than playing in mid-Michigan only. Scripture shows us that God calls his children to take action and be proactive in ministering to others, including those who do not live near us.
• Matthew 28:19 (NLT): “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
• As a band, whether striving for success in the Christian music market, secular, or both, it is imperative that your music is exposed in as many places as possible. As more people hear your music and message in more areas, a contagious marketing effect occurs, and higher sales will undoubtedly result.
• We are able to network with promoters, other successful bands, pastors, and other professionals that will help us open doors for the future.
• Collectively, we absolutely love traveling and playing in various places. It is a calling that we all feel has been placed on our lives by God.
• Ultimately, touring provides those who are lost in their spiritual walk with more access to a message of encouragement and inspiration through our music.

BIO

Formed in June 2005, Take The City was the result of an acoustic band comprised of Matt Ferranti and Ken Lange turning into a full band. Matt and Ken have been in bands since eighth grade and ultimately brought Take The City and the band’s mission into conception. The band’s members lived in Bay City, and though drummers and bassists were constantly changing, Matt and Ken remained a consistent, fundamental part of the band. Despite countless member changes and other trials and tribulations, Take The City remains and strives to succeed in spreading their music and message of hope and inspiration all over the world.
In August 2006, Matt left for the New Life School of Worship in Colorado Springs, CO and Ken began school at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, MI. Determined to resume the band when Matt returned, the two were in constant contact throughout the year and even played a show over Christmas break when Matt returned home. It was in Colorado Springs that Matt met fellow student Brandon Taets, who eventually moved to Michigan to play drums for Take The City. After graduating from the ten-month internship at New Life, Matt moved back to Michigan and worked out a job for Taets, who moved to Montrose, Michigan at the end of summer 2007.
When Ken, Matt, and Brandon began playing together, it was clear that Brandon was the type of drummer they had been waiting for. Ken and Matt taught the songs to Brandon and wrote a little new material. Brandon was a great fit with the band and offered his own songwriting experience to the writing process. To complete the line-up, Matt and Ken contacted a good friend and former band-mate, Jacob Bunting to play bass guitar. Then, the four guys went to work and began treating the band as a professional entity.
Practicing months before playing their first show, the four guys now play around five to ten shows monthly and have an eighteen day, fourteen show tour to Colorado Springs under their belt. Take The City has recently finished recording an eight-track EP, set for release this summer, with new merchandise also on the way. Captivating audiences all over with an incredible live show and catchy pop choruses, the band has developed a growing fan base in Michigan and other areas of the Midwest. Equipping their audience with a message of hope and encouragement, Take The City’s motives have always been to keep God first in all that they do. After all, without Him, the members of Take The City would not have the opportunity to do what they enjoy most. The members of Take The City do not claim to be perfect, to have all the answers, or to be better than anyone else. They do call themselves sons of God and are happy to pursue the calling that He has placed on their lives: to reach others and glorify Him through their music.