Music Ministries

Dalton First United Methodist Church is a historic yet vibrant church that has been helping people go deeper with Jesus for over 175 years.

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Chancel Choir

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God." -Colossians 3:16

The Chancel Choir leads hymns and anthems in the sanctuary at our 11:00 am service. The choir presents Lessons and Carols during advent and other special music during the lenten season. Also, each fall, the chancel choir presents the Smiley Gregg Memorial concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northwest Georgia.

Any adult or youth interested in becoming part of the Chancel Choir ministry is welcome to join any time of the year! Come sing with us!

Practice is on Wednesday nights from 7-8:15 PM, as part of Wonderful Wednesday programming, which includes free dinner starting at 5:00 p.m.

Learn more about Wonderful Wednesdays and register here.

Canterbury Bell Choir

The handbell choir meets in Handbell Choir Room on the third floor of the church. Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. We are always welcoming new people to this group of ringers. If you are an Adult or Youth, regardless of experience with handbells, we would love to invite you to ring with us. The Canterbury Bell Choir assists in leading in worship once a month.

Children's Music Programming

Mini Musicians & Me  (Birth - 3 Years)

This class is for our babies and young children, along with their parents or caregivers, to be introduced to music through singing and instruments like shakers, bells, and drums. Bond with your children while having fun!

Dates: Six week session on Wednesday nights, September 13 - October 18
Time: 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Ages: Babies - through preschool (older siblings are welcome)
Location: 1st Floor Nursery
Instructor: Samantha Dean, elementary music teacher

Registration coming soon!

Orff Instruments (3K - 5th Grade)

Orff is a method of teaching children about music that engages their mind and body through a mixture of singing, dancing, acting and the use of percussion instruments. The Orff method uses instruments like xylophones, metallophones, and glockenspiels.

Dates: Six week session on Wednesday nights, September 13 - October 18.


  • 5:35 - 6:15 p.m. for 2nd - 5th grade  
  • 6:20 – 7:00 p.m. for 3K - 1st grade *Must be 3 years old by Sept 1 and fully potty trained and able to navigate stairs

Location: 3rd Floor Children’s Music Room. Children line up on the first floor hallway between the fellowship hall and the gym at 5:30 p.m. to go upstairs. 

Instructor(s): Anna Faith, music educator in partnership with the Creative Arts Guild. Helper: Courtney Hitchens, elementary school teacher.

Registration coming soon!

*This program is in conjunction with the Wonderful Wednesday activities, which includes free dinner from 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. To learn more about other offerings on Wednesday evenings, please click here.

Sounds of Joy

Sounds of Joy is a community choir for older adults that is sponsored by Dalton First United Methodist Church. The group rehearses on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the third floor Music Suite and presents seasonal programs at the church as well as in local nursing and retirement homes.

Dulcimer Group

Meets every Wednesday at 2:30pm in the Chapel hallway.


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