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David Adkins, Director of Music Ministries

, (970)-482-2436

 
Karen Stoody, Associate Director of Music Ministries, Organist and Handbell Director

, (970)-482-2436

     
Josh Colonnieves, Joyful Noise Children's Choir Director/Children's Choir Coordinator 

 
Brenna Martin, Cherub Children's Choir Director

 

 Cherub Children’s Choir: for 5K—1st Graders

Children's Choir meet from 10:30 a.m.  - 11:00 a.m. every Sunday morning at FUMC.  (September - May)

We focus on very elementary music and movement skill development, learning to match pitch, produce a good tone, and beginning to form good choirister habits.  We sing in the worship services approximately once every other month.  The focus on this group is to learn the foundations of good singing and to have fun.  Public performance is not a primary goal.  For additional information please contact Brenna Martin at .  We look forward to singing with you!

 

Joyful Noise Children’s Choir: for 2nd—4th graders

Children's Choir meets from 10:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. every Sunday morning at FUMC. (September - May)

 

We focus on musical skill building, good tone production, and creating music together to praise the Lord! We sing in worship approximately once a month at the 9:30 and 11:00 services.  In addition we often present seasonal musicals around Christmas and Easter.  For additional information please contact the Children's Choir Director, Josh Colonnieves at  We look forward to singing with you!

 

Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir is at the very heart of the music ministry at FUMCFC.  At approximately 50 members strong, the Sanctuary Choir provides musical leadership each Sunday at the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services. (We leave after the Doxology at the 11:00 a.m. service)  Each  winter and spring, the Sanctuary Choir performs a major work as part of the  Music at First Church Concert Series.  New members are always welcome.  For more information please contact director, David Adkins @ .  

Rehearsals:  7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursdays (August - May)
Childcare is provided upon request

 

Church Orchestra / Instrumental Ensemble

The Church Orchestra is a new instrumental ensemble at First Church designed to give an opportunity for those that play a band or orchestral instrument a chance to contribute to the worship services.  We meet from 5:45 - 6:30 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings of the month and play for the morning worship services approximately once a month.  If you play at a moderaterly advanced level you are welcome to join us.  This group is intergenerational and includes Jr. High students through adults. We currently have approximately 20 members, but would love to welcome you to this exciting ministry.  (September - May)

For more information please contact David Adkins at .

Childcare is provided upon request.

 

First Singers 

First Singers is a smaller choral ensemble drawn from the larger Sanctuary Choir.  Members of First Singers must also participate in the Sanctuary Choir and are typically advanced singers that learn new music quickly.  Many are Choral Scholars at First Church and receive tuition assistance or scholarship money for participating in the Music Ministry of First Church.    They sing advanced literature in a variety of musical styles from gospel to standard choral literature in various worship services throughout the year.    For more information please contact director David Adkins @

Rehearsals:  8:00 - 8:45 p.m. Thursdays (August - May)

Childcare is provided upon request.

 

Carillon Bell Choir

The FCFUMC Carillon Handbell Choir rings in worship once a month from September through May.  Participation in a bell choir is fun, and it encourages teamwork, dependability, and artistic expression while using musical skills of note reading, rhythm, and coordination.  All are welcome who will commit to rehearse weekly and share their musical talent.  (August - May)
 
For more detailed information, contact director Karen Stoody,  or 
 

Alleluia Bell Choir

This is a beginner handbell choir for any adult interested in learning to ring handbells.  Rehearsals are each Thursday evening from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.  Music reading is not mandatory, but is helpful.  This group has lots of fun learning new music and handbell techniques.  Although public performance is not the focus of this group,  we do play for worship services ocassionally.  (August - May)
 
For more detailed information, contact director Karen Stoody, or .

 

Stover St. Stompers

The Stover Street Stompers are an outreach ministry of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Collins. Organized in 2002, the band has played Dixieland tunes, gospel songs, spirituals, and traditional hymns for worship services at many United Methodist, Lutheran, and Presbyterian Churches in northern Colorado as well as programs at nursing homes, for community and charitable events, and provided the music for luncheons at United Methodist Church Rocky Mountain Annual Conference in Denver.  As part of its service, the Stompers have played for four funerals and a wedding reception. 

 

Band members include Pat Jungmeyer, piano; Alan Beatty, banjo; Ed Voelkel, tuba; Alan Krech, trumpet; Rae Batch, clarinet; and John Allum and Peter Gomm, trombones. 

 

Contact:  John Allum 226-4149  or Rae Batch 224-0400



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