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Music Arts

First Church has a very active and exciting music arts program.  With a variety of choirs and styles of music, there is definitely a place for you in the music arts program.

Adult Choirs

The Adult Sanctuary Choir
Open to all adults and sings at either the 8:00pm or 11:00pm worship services. Rehearses Wednesdays from 6:15pm – 7:45pm. “Regular” weekly rehearsals resume Wednesday, August 18, from 6:15-7:45pm. This is the PERFECT time to join the choir! No experience needed.

Our Christmas Retreat is Friday (7:00-8:30pm) and Saturday (9:30am – 2:00am), September 10 and 11. We will then begin rehearsing Christmas music at the following Wednesday’s rehearsal. It is possible to rehearse and only sing for the Christmas Concert, but you are always welcome to join us full time.

Children’s Choirs

NEW! Preschool Choir
Wednesdays, Starting August 25 | 5:30 – 6:00pm
3 and 4 year olds (as of September 1 of the current year) are invited to join this special choir program just for them on Wednesday Nights, from 5:30-6:00pm! They will participate in fun musical activities that will prepare them for the elementary program. This is a fun, informal, introduction to choir. Registration is required for choir. They will have the option to go to nursery after choir (from 6:00 – 7:00pm) for those parents participating in Wednesday Night classes.

Elementary Choir
Kindergarten – Fourth Graders (as of September 1 of the current year) have the opportunity to participate in this fall choir program designed just for them on Wednesday nights from 5:30 – 6:00pm! They will have fun learning the basics of music as they prepare to lead worship for our annual Choir Dedication Sunday and the White Christmas Programs. Registration is required for choir. After choir, those registered will be able to go to our Kid Connect at Night program.

Youth Choirs

Youth Choir (for grades 7-12) begins August 15 from 4:30-5:30pm (just before the Eggstravaganza)! This is open to ALL youth, regardless of how well you think you can sing. We will begin working on Choir Dedication, Christmas, and tour music at our first rehearsal!

Club 56 Choir
Open to 5th-6th graders and rehearses on Sundays.  This choir performs throughout the year.

Mid-High and Sr. High Youth Choir
Open to youth in grades 7th – 12th and rehearses on Sundays.  This choir performs throughout the year and tours each summer.

Senior High Female and Male Ensembles
Open to youth in grades 6th–12th and rehearses on Sundays.  These are auditioned groups.

Youth Praise Band
Leads worship at youth events and other services.


Staff

RICK BRANCH
Minister of Music
Email Rick

BRIAN BROWN
ICON Music Director
Email Brian

HEIDI BRANCH
Assistant Music Director/Accompanist

LIBBY HARGRAVE
Music Assistant

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