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10.14.15 Announcing: ra•di•o si•lence

Willet Brothers announce touring/recording hiatus to focus on Million Meal Goal w/ Stop Hunger Now and individual spiritual health.

Talks started a little over a year ago about recording the next Willet album. Actually they started, stopped, started again, got tossed out, got dug out of the trash and then got thrown out again… you get the idea. You may or may not know that 2016 will mark our 10th year as a touring band. In the past 9 years, we have played over 1,000 concerts, released multiple albums, driven hundreds of thousands of miles, and toured to over 40 of the 50 states! In addition, we have had experiences in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Haiti, The UK, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Thailand, India, Jamaica and The Bahamas that we will never forget! We still remember the feeling of learning that Willet fans had sponsored over 2,500 children from around the world and the excitement when we announced that we were going to fund, pack, and ship 1 Million Meals for school feeding programs together! Some of our greatest memories have come from traveling the world together as 3 brothers from Maryland!silence-headerWith some of those tremendous memories come the burden of some of our greatest struggles. For almost a decade, we attempted to create a live music experience that was open to everyone to participate in. Without going into specific details at this time, we are finding it increasingly more challenging to be who we really are as individuals in a culture where we see some of the greatest division of all times within our Churches. The assumed expectations by some host churches and conferences has led us down a road of spiritual doubt, frustration, exploration and questioning. Whereas these themes could make for some great songwriting (and probably will in the future), these are words that describe the past 2-3 years of our lives, and it has actually left us…exhausted.

After sitting in hotel rooms, retreat centers, vans, planes and participating in lots of Skype calls, we all felt the process for creating our next album was different this time. In the past, writing songs came with a natural passion and we felt we had something to share with the world. This time we felt our hands were tied.  At this time we also felt a growing responsibility to be creative with our platform and not make another album just because someone told us to or because it is what was expected. We have since halted all talks of another album until we felt it would be our best album ever, created with no strings attached. 

After spending nearly every single day in a different church for 10 years, you gain an interesting perspective of the health of the Church. Over the past 10 years we’ve been hurt by the church, loved by the church, kicked out of churches, helped start churches and helped end churches. We’ve done our best to call-out pastors, speakers and leaders in love who were discriminating against race, social class, and sexual identity while also trying to make sense of all of this for ourselves. We were also lacking a healthy church body to call home because of our constant touring. We needed a church we could consistently attend and grow from. After a slower year this year, we are excited to share that the 3 of us all attend different churches, and have started the process of joining a community of believers that are passionate about being more like Jesus. 

As an independent DIY band, we have always focused on being intentional with decisions. For years, that meant strapping on our guitars as 3 brothers from Maryland in order to get children sponsored and be a voice for the voiceless around the world. After evaluating the different opportunities that have been presented to the 3 of us individually, we now feel we can be most effective by serving separately at this time. Please know that more goes into a decision like this than can be shared in a short press release. As brothers that make up the band Willet, we believe in Jesus. We know what He did for us and we’ve spent a decade telling others about Him. But, for the sake of each of our own personal spiritual journeys and the health of our young families, it is time to take a musical hiatus. Jeremy is accepting a full-time position as an Artist Relations Event Manager at Feed the Children in Franklin, TN.  Justin is doing freelance graphic design from Westminster, MD and touring as a hired guitarist for other bands. and Jordan is serving as Assistant Director of Music and Media at The Center Church near San Diego, CA and launching a videography company.

Therefore we’ve decided to enter a new phase that we’re dubbing ra•di•o si•lence (a period during which one hears nothing from a normally communicative person or group.) During this time, we will not be making new music or playing concerts. We will focus solely on completing our One Million Meal goal and removing all other distractions. Once the remaining 180,000 meals are funded, packed and shipped, we will begin discussions about the process of writing, recording, and releasing our next album. Although we will not be touring or recording at this time, Willet will continue to operate as a ministry of New Mission Systems International. All donations designated towards our 1 million meal goal will be used to pack meals for hungry children, and we invite you to host a meal packaging event in 2016 by emailing

We hope to return as a recording and touring band in the future, but this current season is needed in all 3 of our lives. We stand united as brothers, as friends, and as co-laborers in God’s Kingdom with this decision, and we pray for a similar unity within our churches.

Thank you for being a part of our journey and still supporting our million meal goal.

Jeremy, Justin and Jordan Willet

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Posted by on October 14, 2015 in Uncategorized


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NOW BOOKING: Searchlight Worship & Meal Packing Spring Tour

ANNOUNCING: Booking for “Searchlight Worship & Meal Packing Spring Tour” w/ 10,000 Meal Packing Event in each city!

Over the past 9 years, Willet has had the opportunity to mobilize over 700,000 nutritious meals for school feeding programs worldwide while also raising over $8 million for community development projects through child sponsorship. Still, over 2 Billion people in our world have never heard the name of Jesus! Therefore, the band is working to Inspire the Next Generation of Worship & Missions by launching a nationwide WORSHIP & MEAL PACKING TOUR in 2015 to mobilize 10,000 volunteers in worship through song and packing meals for hungry children living in poverty towards the band’s 1 Million Meal School Feeding Program Initiative in partnership with Stop Hunger Now New Mission Systems International. 

May 15th – May 31st, 2015 East Coast (Now booking)
Fall 2015 Midwest (Booking starts in spring)

Acoustic Worship by Willet
Missions Testimony / Gospel presentation by Jeremy Willet
10,000 Meal Packing Event

Full sound system & lighting
All supplies for 100-150 volunteers
Ingredients to package 10,000 meals
Transportation (box truck & van/trailer)
Event Coordinator
Promotional Graphics

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Posted by on January 6, 2015 in Uncategorized


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“Willet Snow On Christmas? Vol. 2 Acoustic E.P.” NOW AVAILABLE!

SURPRISE! “Willet Snow On Christmas? Vol. 2 Acoustic E.P.” is available NOW! This new E.P. was secretly recorded in our home studio in Westminster, MD using acoustic instruments and includes Christmas favorites such as “Go Tell It O The Mountain”, “ O Holy Night” and “O Come All Ye Faithful” re-decorated with new melodies!
The E.P. is available for download through all major digital retailers including iTunes, as well as CD format in a LIMITED EDITION CHRISTMAS BUNDLE for $25 on which includes a brand new T-shirt, CD, and handwritten Christmas card from the band. Purchase of this bundle provides 25 nutritious meals for hungry children in 65 countries around the world through Willet’s 1 Million Meal School Feeding Program Initiative. 
Watch a music video for “Go Tell It On The Mountain” & Purchase Willet Snow On Christmas? Vol. 2 Acoustic E.P. Christmas Bundle here:
Merry Christmas!
Jeremy, Justin & Jordan Willet
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Posted by on November 17, 2014 in Uncategorized


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STREAM & BUY “Searchlight” Full Length Album!




Today is release day for our new “community worship album”, SEARCHLIGHT! STREAM the full album and purchase on CD, iTunes, or any major digital retailer! Also, WATCH a message from the band on YOUTUBE.  searchlight-ad


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Posted by on August 26, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Searchlight World Tour PHOTOS / VIDEO / NEWSLETTER from Thailand & India

The “Searchlight North America Tour” is about to head to the midwest next week with the upcoming release of “Searchlight” on 8.26.14. Before that tour starts, we wanted to give glory to God for the ministry that took place in India & Thailand on the “Searchlight World Tour” just a few weeks ago! Some of the ways that we work to inspire the next generation of worship and missions is advocacy through storytelling and advanced technology such as high-level photography and videography. Enjoy this stunning photo blog with photos by Justin Willet , an awesome video by Jordan Willet, and a missions newsletter written by Jeremy Willet.

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Watch this video from the "Searchlight World Tour"!

Watch this video from the “Searchlight World Tour”!





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Posted by on August 12, 2014 in Uncategorized


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FREE Lead Sheet Download for “Searchlight” Sponsored by IGNITECHARTS.COM

The release of our new full length album “Searchlight” is only weeks away (8.26.14)! From the beginning, we have said that this album was a “community worship album”. Songs written FOR The Church. Along with the album, we wanted to provide resources to The Church to be able to use the songs in corporate worship settings. One of the projects we just completed was registering all of the songs with CCLI so Churches in North America with the license have permission to use the songs in worship. Unfortunately, CCLI is not being cooperative in releasing the chord charts, lyrics, or lead sheets for our songs to Churches, so, we have partnered with and have had EVERY song on the new album translated into a musical score lead sheet with lyrics, chords, time signature, tempo and lead vocal line! The “Searchlight Songbook” is on sale now on and is included in all PRE-ORDER BUNDLES at a discounted price until 8.26.14!


For a limited time, we are offering the “Searchlight Lead Sheet” as a FREE PDF DOWNLOAD (sponsored by! Click the score below to be directed to the dropbox folder.



Thanks for your support of #willetsearchlight! We can’t wait for you to hear the new album on 8.26.14 and we pray that God would use it to enhance your worship of Jesus in your lives, homes and Churches! PRE-ORDER THE NEW ALBUM TODAY HERE.

Jeremy, Justin & Jordan Willet

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Posted by on August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Every $1 spent on Willet Merchandise = 1 Nutritious Meal



Stop Hunger Now Partners with WILLET BAND to package 1 Million Meals

 Band announces that “Every $1 spent on Willet Merchandise will = 1 Nutritious Meal”

(WESTMINSTER, MD, 8.5.14) – Stop Hunger Now and Christian band, Willet, have joined forces in the fight against hunger for over 3 years, together, mobilizing over 640,000 nutritious meals and engaging over 5,000 volunteers nationwide. Stop Hunger Now meal packaging events are a volunteer-based program that coordinates the streamlined packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables and 22 essential vitamins and minerals.

On 8.26.14, Willet will be releasing the highly anticipated Full Length Album called “Searchlight”. The album is a “community worship album” with songs touching on themes of global poverty, orphan care, and missions. Along with the release of the new album, the band has announced an aggressive campaign to complete their 1 Million Meal Goal with Stop Hunger Now by sharing that “Every $1 spent on Willet Merchandise (online & at live concerts) will = 1 Nutritious Meal through School Feeding Programs in over 65 countries!” In 2015, the band will embark on a unique “Worship & Meal Packing Tour” where volunteers will receive a free acoustic worship concert by the band before packing 10,000 meals in each city.

“For several years, we have been encouraging Willet fans to give generously towards our vision of mobilizing 1 Million Meals for hungry children around the world, and they have responded.” says lead singer, Jeremy Willet. “With the upcoming release of our new full-length album, we recognized that there would be a lot of attention surrounding the release and tour, and we wanted to prove that “Searchlight” is more then just a collection of 10 songs; it’s about being willing to go into dark places in our world. Our band exists to be a voice for the voiceless, and often times, the voiceless in our world are young children fighting starvation and malnutrition in developing countries. We have a unique opportunity to use music as a platform to raise awareness and funds for the most vulnerable people in our world. This is the next generation of worship and missions.”


Around the world, nearly 870 million people lack adequate food and about 25,000 die each day from hunger-related causes. Stop Hunger Now operates meal packaging locations in 17 cities throughout the U.S. and four international locations in South Africa, Malaysia, the Philippines and Italy. In 2014, a new location is slated to open in Houston, TX. More than 400,000 volunteers from corporations, churches, schools and civic organizations have packaged Stop Hunger Now meals.

Founded in 1998, Stop Hunger Now has delivered aid and disaster relief supplies in the form of food, medical supplies, clothing, school supplies and more to thousands of disaster victims and other hungry and vulnerable people in 65 countries.

“We have personally visited the international school feeding programs supported by Stop Hunger Now’s packaging program, and we are seeing the evidence that education, nutritious food, and community involvement can literally transform an impoverished community!” said Jeremy Willet.

Pre-order packages for “Searchlight” are available August 1st on and the full-length album will be available in digital format worldwide (itunes, spotify, rdio, xbox music, yahoo music, etc) on 8.26.14 with physical CD’s available online at or at all Willet Live Concerts on a pay-what-you-can donation basis.


For more information, contact the band at, by emailing, calling 707-948-6437, or writing to P.O. Box 123 Westminster, MD 21158.

For more than 15 years, Stop Hunger Now has been creating a movement to end hunger with more than 140,000,000 meals distributed along with other aid to 65 countries. Driven by a mission to end hunger in our lifetime, the organization provides food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable and helps mobilize the necessary resources impacting millions of lives.

Stop Hunger Now meal packaging programs offer volunteers the opportunity to participate in a hands-on international hunger relief program and to become educated, engaged advocates for the world’s poor and hungry.  In 2013, Stop Hunger Now packaged 38.6 million meals in the U.S. and an additional 3.3 million meals were packaged by international locations.

In its efforts to respond to emergency needs around the world Stop Hunger Now receives and distributes significant donations of in-kind aid. These donations are large quantities of food, medicines, medical supplies and other such items as may be of use in fighting hunger and providing relief in a crisis. For more information visit


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Posted by on August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized


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