St John's Music Ministry Ensemble
Features Contemporary & Traditional Liturgical Music
Music Ministry has always been a big part of life for me; even as a young girl in Lousianna I sang in every church choir I could.  I studied vocal music and music theory in high school. In 1982 while teaching the chorus at Pensacola Catholic High I studied conducting under  Dr. Witmore at Pensacola Junior College. 

As a volunteer, In Feb. 1971, I founded the "St. John the Evangelist  Music Ministry Ensemble" with the help of Mary Blake Harden,  James Robbinette Sr. and the Grecu Twins.   I have enjoyed working with the Ensemble every week since then. You can sing along with us, Sunday morning at the 10:30 Liturgy where I now conduct. 

Other past experience includes  directing music at NAS Pensacola Chapel, the Chapel at Corry Field in Warrington and Diocesan and City-wide Charismatic Renewal functions.  My husband, Ted and I led the music  at St. Anne's Church in Brownsville at the 4pm Saturday Liturgy for about 15 years.  In 2005-2006, my husband, Ted and I enjoyed playing instruments for St. John's 12:15 Spanish Mass with Susan Henderson, directing.

We  would be glad to provide music for your wedding, anniversary or funeral, etc.
"Sing"cerely,  Simone

Please,  call at  456-1504 or click here to  send an email .
Ted & Simone's Family Page
Pictured at left: 
Simone & Ted, approximately, 1983, Guest speakers for the Mobile-Birmingham Diocesan Catholic Women's Convention, held at Orange Beach, AL.  Title/Subject: "The Holy Spirit, Mover & Shaker"

At left and above wearing red: The Ensemble,
participating in Catholic Charities
3rd Annual Interdenominational Concert, "Celebrating Our Spirit Through Song",
a 2005 fund raiser
held at St. Ann's in Belleview.
Class of '65 Pensacola CHS
MP3s index for Cantor Psalm Practice and Mass Parts Practice and More
About the Director
Simone's Multimedia Sampler
Updated 10-27-09
The Best Pecan Pralines
St. John the Evangelist Ensemble - Ministers at every Sunday at the 10:30Liturgy
2005 Picture above, from left to right, back row: Anita Lagos (organist, pianist), Jerry Lagos (cantor), Paul Blake (anointed song writer, cantor, who playa drums), John Remich (guitarist, cantor), Ted Lawson (flautist, etc), and Chris Blake (cantor).  Front row: Shirley Lagos, Rebecca Lagos, Valerie (cantor), Remich, Simone Simoneaux-Lawson (director), and Moira Sheridan.  2005 Member not pictured, Reagan Robison.
Our St. John's Music Ministry Ensemble, began as a Folk Group in 1971, around the same time, Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church began in Pensacola.  Over the years, our group, now called a Music Ministry Ensemble, has been blessed with a wonderful blend of instrumentalists and both male and female vocalist.  As of 2008, 5 of our members are Catholic converts, another blessing. 
As of October 2008, we are welcoming 4 new vocalist.
About the Music Ministry Ensemble
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Jerry, Chris, & John, Singing "Eternal Father" at Bayside Manor
Picture from the 2009 Ministries Fair
More pictures from the 2009 Ministries Fair
Picture from the 2005 Fund Raiser Concert at St Ann's in Belleview