A very big mistake that is made in many congregations is that the musicians and singers are called Levites. You will ask, “Why is it a mistake if the Levites were the ones who worked in the temple singing praises and were people dedicated to service?” We will explain it to you in the best and shortest way possible.
If we analyze the word “Levite” well, from there we will realize the mistake. A Levite is a descendant of the tribe of Levi. The tribes of Israel are named according to the children of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, etc. The descendants of Judah are called Jews. The descendants of Levi are called Levites. Levi is the third son of Jacob (Israel).
Truly the Levites were consecrated and set apart for God, we find that in Numbers 8:5-26. The key verse is 14, where God says to Moses:
Thus you shall separate the Levites from among the children of Israel, and the Levites shall be Mine.