MIX288 was the brainchild of a good friend, Don McNulty. While we were both attending a church potluck, Don looks at me and says, “You know, what you need to put on your Guitarfish Worship website is a roster of church musicians who are available for worship services – then, your member churches could see who’s available to play on Sundays when they get in a bind. Plus, musicians could get their names out in front of churches who might be looking for players.” I responded, “That’s a GREAT idea!” and the inspiration for MIX288 was born.
The number 288 comes from 1 Chronicles 25:7 which reads, “…all of them trained and skilled in music for the LORD—they numbered 288.” And MIX stands for Musicians Information eXchange. Thus, MIX288 is a directory of trained and skilled musicians who are prepared to perform for church worship services and related events.