Chancel Choir


Under the direction of Dr. Shane R. McDonald, our Chancel choir serves in worship during the 11:00 am service, providing anthems and special music throughout the year. Annual concerts include our Easter presentation on Palm Sunday and Christmas Concert. The Chancel Choir features Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass singers of all ages.  They currently meet Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm for rehearsals.  New members are always welcome and appreciated. For more information on how you may participate, please contact our Music Office.
Children’s Music


Our Children’s music department offers your children the opportunity to serve in the music ministry at 1st Church.  The Children’s Choir serves in music ministry providing Introit and special music throughout the year, and are open to new members. We look forward to their Christmas and Easter presentations, as well as participating in our Fisherman’s Village outreach and the Annual Christmas Concert with the full music Department.  For more information on practice times and membership, please contact Shane.

Praise Team


The Praise Team serves in worship during our 9:15 am Contemporary service.  Featuring music from popular artists like Matthew West, Kari Jobe, Chris Tomlin, and Hillsong, this group of talented musicians help create an atmosphere of worship every Sunday.  For more information on how you can serve in music ministry, please contact the Music Office.



Contact Information:


Dr. Shane R. McDonald

Director of Music Ministries

Office: (941)639-3842, x229

Email: shane.r.mcdonald@whatis1st.com