Music Ministry

The music ministry at Cookeville First adds vitality and sense of holiness to our worship experience.  Worship is at the center of our church life, and music plays a vital role in how we experience the grace of God in our worship lives inside and outside of the church.


Discipleship Through Music

The music ministry at Cookeville First offers something for every age. From preschool music classes to opportunities for our school-age kids, and from our wonderful youth choir and various ensembles and hand bells, praise bands and our formal cancel choir, there are several ways to participate and experience God’s love through Music and Worship.

If you or your child are interested in participating in a choir, ensemble, program or special event, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page for more information!

Join us for Kaleidoscope Music Camp!

July 12-15 8 am – Noon

Kindergarteners through rising 5th graders are invited to Kaleidoscope Music Camp 2021! Led by our caring and talented music staff, the week is full of faith, fun, and performance! The kids will learn Buryl Reed’s musical It’s Cool in the Furnace! They’ll work on every aspect – drama, music, choreography, and set building. The performance is set for noon on Thursday, July 15th at noon.

No charge, but registration is required! Click here to register!

Early Childhood Music Ministry

Cookeville First UMC offers a quality, hands-on musical experience for your young child.  Our Early Childhood Music classes include singing, playing instruments, movement and dance, dramatic play, and other activities to introduce God’s gift of music in their young lives. 

Parents and caregivers are invited to accompany your young child in a loving and nurturing environment and start building their lifelong appreciation of music!  Classes meet once a week for 11 weeks and will resume in the Fall.  Stay tuned for more information!

Choir Club

Choir Club is for children ages 3 – 6th grade on Wednesday afternoons.  Activites include choir time, instrumental instruction, Bible lessons, drama, puppets, and so much more!  Participants in Choir Club have several opportunities to share their gifts in our church’s worship services on Sundays and various other opportunities throughout the year. 

We hope your child will join us to learn the fundamentals of music and learn the importance of worship in the Christian life – all shared by our talented staff with lots of fun!  There’s no charge for Choir Club, but we hope you’ll be active and committed to sharing your gifts in this way!  To learn more, fill out the form below!

Music and Worship Arts

Don’t put off joining a choir or instrumental group any longer! Music ministry at Cookeville First UMC is a vital part of our worship life and an opportunity to grow in discipleship and relationships. 

We hope you will share your God-given talents with us in one of our groups, whether it’s our Chancel Choir, an ensemble, a smaller vocal group, or one of our bands!  In addition to our music opportunities, other worship arts options are available!  Share your gifts with us – it is a wonderful way to praise God and share the story of grace in our own unique way!  Fill out the information below for more information!


Our handbell groups have been a special part of our church ministry since 1974.  The groups are a fixture in our worship life – sharing their musical gifts consistently throughout the year. 

We several handbell options to fit your busy schedule!  Options include rehearsal times on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings, afternoons, and evenings.  If you are interested in learning more about playing in one of our handbell choirs, please fill out the information below and we will be happy to work with you!

Wayne Evans Memorial Scholarship

Applications for the Wayne Evans Memorial Scholarship are now available. The scholarship will be awarded to a member of the Cookeville First United Methodist Church who will attend Tennessee Technological University during the 2021 fall term. Completed application information is due June 1, 2021.

Scholarship Guidelines


Prior to his death in 2011, Wayne was an active member of Cookeville FUMC. The scholarship was established in his memory and is awarded annually to a deserving member of the church family. For additional information: or 931-526-2177, ext. 204.

Take a look at one of our special performances!

Mark Miller Concert – June 6, 2021

Contact Kathy

We would love to have you or your child involved in the music life of Cookeville First UMC. Please contact me through this form and I will be happy to help however I can.

Thank You!
Kathy Evans
Director of Music Ministries

Send Kathy Evans a message!

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