Blank music team rota, Nov 2023 to Jan 2024

This is a printable music-team roster for  the period  November 2023 to January 2024. It has:
  • One row for each Sunday in this period, labelled with the corresponding feast from the England and Wales Roman Catholic liturgical calendar, and notes about other observances that day or in the coming week.
  • Two columns with the dates and names of the feast or liturgical calendar day.
  • Three columns for your use.   
    Right now these are labelled Co-ordinator, Musician(s), Audio-visual. 
    Change them to suit your team, eg you may need Choir Cantor, Animator, Organist, Worship Leader, etc

Things to note in this time period

November which is traditionally this month is when the church prays for the deceased starts with All Saints and All Souls days, and goes through to Christ the King.   The first Sunday in Advent falls in the last week of November.  December includes several significant feats, including the Immaculate Conception, and Our Lady of Guadalaupe.  

This year, Christmas Day is on Monday.  The 4th Sunday of Advent is on Christmas Eve.   So parishes and church musicians need to decide how to handle the regular Sunday services vs Christmas Eve services.  And there one week fewer than usual to explore Advent hymns.  

January is included in this planning calendar so that teams can plan for the post-Christmas period well in advance:  this is important in the southern hemisphere were many people take extended summer breaks.


  • To download a file, click a link above. You’ll be taken to a page were can either print it or save a copy of it onto your own computer.
  • This printable is for your own use in your parish / school / etc.
  • If you’d like to share it with friends and associates, please give them the link to this post. 
  • Pinning is fine, provided it's done from this page.

Why this three month period

Planning in these three-month periods fits both the liturgical and secular seasons:
  • Feb - Mar - April (includes Lent and Easter)
  • May - Jun - Jul (spring / summer in Europe, winter in the southern hemisphere)
  • Aug - Sept - Oct (Back-to-school = start of a new year in Europe)
  • Nov - Dec - Jan (New Year and summer-holidays in the south, people get together in late January to plan for the rest of the year).

If this combination doesn't suit your church, then it may be better to use the blank music roster template.

The next version, for February - April will be available in mid January 2024.  Please leave a message in the Comments section near the bottom of the page if you have requests about what it should include.

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