Music & Arts

Many Ways to Get Involved

Smyrna First UMC is proud to have the largest Fine Arts Ministries in our area. Note that we called it a Ministry, not a program. At Smyrna First, we believe Music and Fine Arts are an act of Worship and we are excited to be able to offer opportunities for all ages and skill levels! Whether you jump in with both feet to a group or enjoy the many offerings of our choirs, instrumental or drama groups, we know you will be blessed by this ministry.

Children's Music Ministries

One of the greatest gifts we can give to our children is to teach them God’s love and grace through music. We encourage your child to be a part of our friendly and exciting children’s choirs. Everyone has the ability to sing and we strive to nurture each child that joins our choirs.

Cherub Choir

4 Year Olds (Pre-K)

Our youngest singers learn through singing songs with lots of movement.  Songs like “Jesus Loves Me” and “Jesus Loves the Little Children” are sure to fill your home soon!

Sonshine Singers

K - 1st Grade

Our Sonshine Singers learn the joy of singing through songs, dance and games. This choir will sing 2-3 times a year in church services, as well as offer Christmas and Spring performances.

HIS Kids

2nd - 3rd Grade

In HIS Kids, our singers begin to learn musical notes and harmony. They will sing in special church services in addition to Christmas and Spring performances.  We strive lay a foundation that helps them grow musically and in their love for Jesus!

Tomorrow's Promise

4th - 6th Grade

Tomorrow's Promise focuses on the meaning of the music they sing. They learn how the lessons they sing about in choir help in their everyday lives. Choir members learn how to read 2-part choral music while also receiving vocal instruction.

Joyful Ringers Handbell Ensemble

4th - 6th Grade

This group of beginner through intermediate bell ringers offers each student the opportunity to learn music notation and which bell to ring. Performances occur in conjunction with the Kids Christmas and Spring performances. This is a great introduction to being a part of an instrumental ensemble


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Youth Music Ministry

God’s Light is a premier choir of Smyrna First UMC. Consisting of 85+ students, from 7th-12th grade and over 15 different schools, this group of students provides an opportunity for community and spiritual growth.


Performances

God’s Light performs monthly in our Worship Services as well as offering a Christmas Cantata in December. They have been invited to sing the National Anthem for the Atlanta Braves, performed in area churches, camp meetings and many area venues.

Choir Tour

God’s Light Annual Choir Tour offers students the opportunity to share the love of God through music and dramatic performances in churches, National Parks, Nursing Homes, and other venues across the country and Canada. God’s Light has traveled to destinations including Nova Scotia, the Grand Canyon, Ft. Lauderdale, the Military Academies and points between in its thirty plus year history.

Adult Music Ministries

Smyrna First is proud to offer musical opportunities for adults of all ages and skill levels. There is a place for you in our Fine Arts Ministries!


Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is the premier Sunday Morning Choir in our Traditional Worship Service. Consisting of men and women, they lead worship with music of all genres. As with all of our vocal groups, no experience or audition is required to join the choir!

NewPraise

With a focus on Contemporary Christian Music, this versatile group creates a unique blend of voices and musical styles. NewPraise welcomes vocalists of all skill levels to experience the joy of worshiping God through music.

NewPraise is honored to have been invited to perform at venues including the 1996 Olympic Games, the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park, and most recently with guest composer, Heather Sorenson, at Carnegie Hall.

Jonquil City Boys

The “JCB’s” are an all-male vocal ensemble with a focus on Southern Gospel music. In addition to singing in Worship Services, they have been invited to perform at various local events honoring our veterans and Church Camp Meeting services.

Note-Ables

This group of ladies visits local Senior Living Facilities, Nursing Homes, Senior Centers and more each Monday Morning to share fellowship through music. With a focus on songs familiar to those living in our senior communities, the Note-Ables are a wonderful outreach to our seniors in Smyrna.

Sounding Joy Handbells

This adult group of intermediate to advanced handbell ringers rejoices in continuing to become better musicians through the distinctive art of handbell ringing. Sounding Joy is a favorite at special holiday services and more!

Smyrna Village Players

The Smyrna Village Players (SVP) is a group of talented performers from the community who bring their love of acting, singing and live performance to audiences each year.  Audition information for their plays and musicals can be found on their social media accounts and at www.smyrnavillageplayers.com. Performers of all ability levels as well as set designers, stage managers, costuming and makeup artists and more are welcome!

Orchestra

The Smyrna First Orchestra is a collection of talented instrumentalists from 7th grade through adults. This group accompanies our choirs as well as performing in special Worship Services and Events. Musical knowledge and experience in your chosen instrument is needed for this group.


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