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Adult Music Ensembles

Worship Band

The Worship Band is for vocalists and instrumentalists 18 years and older who are interested in leading in a contemporary music style.  We rehearse Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in the Worship Center. You must be able to read music (chord charts, etc.) and to provide your own instrument.  For more information, please contact Douglas Grogan, Director of Music Ministries.

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Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir is for singers who are in highschool and older.  Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings from the end of August through mid-June from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in Room 258.  The Choir sings a range from Baroque, Classical, gospel, spiritual, and 20th century literature.  We lead worship each Sunday at the 8:30 and 11:00 am services except for July and the first half of August.  In July, small ensembles lead the services.   The Sanctuary Choir enhances the music community with additional presentations at Christmas and Holy Week.  Recent highlights include frequently singing at the IGRC Annual Conference, singing at Carnegie Hall (March, 2016), singing with Diane Bish (May, 2016), and as guest choir for the North Central Jurisdictional Conference (July, 2016).  For more information, please contact Douglas Grogan, Director of Music Ministries.

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Sanctuary Brass

The Sanctuary Brass is for instrumental players who are high school age or older.  We lead worship every six to eight weeks on Sunday at the 8:30 and 11:00 am services.  Rehearsals are held each Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in room L70, August through early June.  You must be able to read music and to provide your own instrument.   For more information, please contact Darren Seymour,  Director of Instrumental Music.

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Bells of Praise

The Bells of Praise handbell ensemble is for adults who are college age or older.  We ring every six to eight weeks in worship at the 8:30 and 11:00 am services. Rehearsal are held each Thursdays from 5:45 - 6:45 pm in Room 216, August through early June.  In addition to this ensemble, a second bell choir will start on Sunday evenings in Fall 2016 for high school aged ringers through adults.  There also is a bell quartet (by invitation only) for advanced ringers.  Music reading ability is required.  For more information, please contact Douglas Grogan, Director of Music & Fine Arts.

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Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble is a new music ministry of First Church.  This ensemble is for woodwind instrumental players who are high school age or older.  You must be able to read music and to provide your own instrument..  Our intent is to lead in worship two - three times a year.  Rehearsal will be held on an as needed basis.  For more information, please contact Darren Seymour.

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