There are opportunities for folks of all ages and interests to serve Christ through music at First Presbyterian Church. We encourage you to browse through the following list of opportunities to serve at First Presbyterian. If you see an area of interest for you, please come and check us out. We would love to welcome you into the music ministry of First Presbyterian Church! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Director of Worship:
Larry D. Dodd – Director of Worship Phone: 423-926-5108 Ext. 802 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Choir – Currently On Hold Due to the Pandemic
First Through Fifth Grade Wednesday Evenings Music Rehearsal Room (Basement) This group is led by Amber Vaughn, and provides music for both our early and late worship services, and participates in worship approximately once every four to six weeks (August through May.) This group also participates in the children’s musicals produced throughout the church year.
Middle School through Adult Monday at 6:00 pm Sanctuary (Main Floor)
Covid-19 Precautions In Place – Face Mask and Social Distancing
The Celebration Ringers is a three-octave hand-bell choir ringing a variety of music styles, difficulties, and techniques. This group is a multi-generational group, and our rehearsals are held in the Sanctuary. This choir provides music leadership at the 11:00 am late service, and participates in worship approximately once a month (August through June). Music reading skills are helpful, but not required for members of this group. Contact Larry Dodd for more information about this ministry opportunity.
Chamber Ringers – Currently On Hold Due to the Pandemic
Middle School through Adult Monday at 8:00 pm Sanctuary (Main Floor) The Chamber Ringers is a small ensemble of auditioned ringers ringing three-octaves of handbells. Larry Dodd is the director of this group, and you may contact him if you are interested in being a part of this group as there are opening. The Chamber Ringers ring a variety of styles of music, and participate in the 11:00 am late service as well as special services and events throughout the Church year (August through June).
Chamber Singers – Currently On Hold Due to the Pandemic
Youth through Adult Wednesday 6:30 PM Choir Rehearsal Room Basement – Sanctuary Building
The Chamber Singers is a small ensemble of auditioned singers singing a variety of styles of music. They provide musical leadership for our 11:00 am worship service as well as for special services and occasions throughout the liturgical year. This group is under the direction of Larry Dodd. You may contact Mr. Dodd to arrange an audition if you are interested in being a part of this group.
Youth through Adult Wednesday 7:30 pm Sectionals For First Thirty Minutes
Sopranos and Altos – Chapel Tenors and Basses – Fellowship Hall
Last Thirty Minutes Combined Rehearsal and Recording – Chapel
Covid-19 Precautions in Place (Face Mask Required and Social Distancing)
The Chancel Choir provides the primary musical leadership for our 11:00 am service. This group, under the direction of Larry Dodd is comprised of youth through adult participants. This group sings a variety of musical styles from the classics to more contemporary pieces. This group also provides special seasonal works throughout the liturgical year. Auditions and music reading skills are not necessary to participate in this ministry.
Contemporary Praise Team
Youth through Adult Saturday 11 am Worship Center Second Floor Education Building
The contemporary Praise Team provides weekly music leadership for our 8:45 am worship service. This group is under the leadership of Valerie Couper. The contemporary Praise Team brings to our worship experience the best of contemporary Christian music. Contact Valerie to become a part of this exciting ministry of our church.
Summer Choir – Currently On Hold Due to the Pandemic
Youth through Adult Sunday 10:00 am Choir Rehearsal Room Basement Sanctuary Building
The Summer Choir provides weekly music leadership for our 11:00 am worship service during the month of June and August. This group, under the direction of Larry Dodd, is comprised of youth through adult participants, and sings a variety of musical styles from the classics to more contemporary Christian pieces. By meeting on Sunday mornings, this ministry provides an opportunity for the person that would like to participate in the music ministry, but is unable to commit the amount of time needed for the other musical groups. Auditions and music reading skills are not necessary to participate in this group.
Youth Praise Team – Currently On Hold Due to the Pandemic
Middle and Senior High Wednesday 5:30 pm Youth Room Ground Floor
The Youth Praise Team provides musical leadership for the Youth Worship Services held on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm. This group is student led. Contact Jennifer Jacobs for more information about being a part of this exciting group.