At this time, our choirs are not meeting for rehearsals.

Below you will find more information on the music programs we offer during regular times. 



Children in Kindergarten through the 6th grade can be a part of a Children's Choir here at 1st UMC.

There are three choirs: Primary Praise Singers, Merrymakers and Joy Singers.

Check out the details on each choir here.

Sign up for Children's Choir here.

Youth choir and handbells are open to students in the 7th through 12th grades.

Find Youth Choir and Handbell information here.

Sign up for Youth Choirs and/or Handbells here.

  • Chancel Choir

    This 60 + voice choir prepares a variety of sacred music for the 10:30 traditional worship service in the sanctuary. Yearly highlights include a televised Christmas Cantata with orchestra and special Easter music with orchestra or brass.

    Rehearsals are from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Wednesdays in room 249.  


    Terry Wilson -

    Susan Daves -

  • Morning Glory Chorus

    This 20-voice chorus of "early birds" prepares music for the 8:15 Traditional worship service. In addition, the group also prepares a special Christmas Cantata with instrumental accompaniment. 

    Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings at 7:35 am in room 249.


    Robert Lawson

  • Contemporary Praise Band

    Praise bands provide music for the 10:30 Contemporary worship service on Sunday mornings as well as the Celebrate Recovery worship services on Wednesday nights.


    Chris Lee -

  • Church Orchestra

    The orchestra will play periodically for both the 8:15 and 10:30 am Traditional Worship Services. Musical choices are designed for high school through adult ages.


    Karen Kirkman (orchestra coordinator) or 865-742-2630

    Terry Wilson (Director of Music)

  • Evensong Handbells

    This group of about a dozen women ring advanced level music using 5 octaves of Schulmerich handbells.  Music is prepared for worship and for special programs in the community. 

    Rehearsals are Sunday evenings (Beginning August 11th) - 5:30 to 6:30 pm in room 252 . 


    Susan Daves  -

  • Jubilant Ringers

    *Rehearsals resume on August 11th

    This group of 7th -12th grade youth ring intermediate to advanced level music using 5 octaves of handbells. 

    Rehearsal time is Sunday afternoon from 4:30 pm in room 252.


    Susan Daves -

  • Celebration Singers

    *Rehearsals resume on August 11th

    This 30 voice choir of 7th - 12th grade provides music during various worship services throughout the year. 

    Rehearsals are on Sunday evenings from 5:10 to 6:00 pm in room 249.

    All youth are welcome!  


    Kristy Weekly-Giles


*Rehearsals for all children's choirs resume on August 11th

  •          Primary Praise Singers

    Kindergarten and 1st graders make up this choir which presents music for worship services and special music at Christmas. 

    Rehearsals are Mondays 3:30 to 4:30 pm in Room 254 .

    Mary Beth Towles, Director

    Vickie Turner, Accompanist. 


  •                  Merrymakers

    This musical group of 2nd and 3rd graders consists of a chorus and two tone chime choirs.  Music is prepared for worship services with special music at Christmas. 

    Rehearsals are Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in Rooms 249 and 252.

    Kristy Weekley and Meredith Simpson - Directors

    Barry Beard - Accompanist


  • Joy Singers

    This group of 4th through 6th graders Includes a chorus and two handbell choirs.  These children prepare worship music. special music for Christmas and music during a summer tour which is part mission and part fun.  

    Rehearsals are Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in rooms 249 and 252. 

    Kristy Weekley and Meredith Simpson - Directors

    Barry Beard - Accompanist

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