The Bible encourages us to “Sing unto the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of melody, with trumpets and sound of the horn; make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King”.                                                                                                                                                                                    Psalm 98:5-6.

The First United Methodist Church of Warren offers many options of musical praise to our Lord. All ensembles are open to new members; there are no required auditions.  In addition to the musical groups listed below, we encourage solos and small ensembles. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Twylia Voshol, music director, at or 586-264-4701.

Sanctuary Choir

Sanctuary Choir

Vocal choir for high school age-adult. This SATB group sings a variety of Christian music, ranging from classical to contemporary styles, during the 10:30 a.m. service, September to May. Rehearsals are Thursdays 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.


Bell Choir

Handbell ensemble for all ages. This 5 octave bell choir plays a variety of religious music once a month during the 10:30 a.m. service, September to May. Rehearsals are Thursdays 6:00-6:45 p.m. in the Sanctuary.


Instrumental Ensemble

Instrumental Ensemble

This drop-in ensemble (band and orchestra instruments) plays monthly during the 10:30 a.m. service, September to May.  Rehearsals are in the Sanctuary,  October to May,  on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 9:30 a.m. prior to playing in that morning’s 10:30 a.m. service.


 Praise Band

Praise Band

Praise Band

Vocal and instrumental group for all ages.  This ensemble, presenting contemporary Christian music, participates in the worship  service on the 3rd Sunday of the month, September to May, during the 10:30 a.m. service as an accompaniment to congregational singing. Rehearsals are in the Sanctuary on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, vocals at  9:15 a.m. and instrumentalists at 9:30 a.m.

Note:  rehearsals will be cancelled if Warren Consolidated Schools are not in session due to  inclement weather.


2018 Tentative Fall Warren First Music Department Schedule

September 9 (Praise in the Park):  Praise Band 

September 16:  Sanctuary  Choir, Praise Band  

September 23:   Sanctuary Choir, Bell Choir 

September 30:  Sanctuary Choir

October 7 (morning):  Sanctuary Choir

October 7  (afternoon): (All Church Conference):  Sanctuary Choir,  Bell Choir

October 14:  Sanctuary Choir, Instrumental Ensemble 

October 21:  Sanctuary Choir, Praise Band 

October 28:  Sanctuary Choir, Bell Choir   

November 4:   Sanctuary Choir

November 11: Sanctuary Choir, Instrumental Ensemble 

November 18:    Sanctuary Choir,  Praise Band

November 25:  Sanctuary Choir,  Bell Choir

December 2:  Sanctuary Choir 

December 9:  Sanctuary Choir, Instrumental Ensemble 

December 16:  Sanctuary Choir, Praise Band

December 23:  Sanctuary Choir, Bell Choir

December 24 (Late Christmas Eve):  Sanctuary Choir. Bell Choir


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