First Presbyterian Church Bell Choirs

Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church Bell Choirs Page! The Chapel Bell Ringers is a choir designed for grades 5 through 8. They rehearse Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Middleton Parlor (down the long hall on the left). This is a training group that rings three octaves of bells. The Lindsey Bell Ringers (named after our pastor emeritus, Dr. Albert J. Lindsey), is composed of grades 9 and up. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Middleton Parlor. This group rings 5+ octaves of bells at an advanced level. No prior music knowledge is needed to join a bell choir (it helps, of course). We will train you to read your notes. Our bell choirs use a double set of bells so each new member is partnered with an experienced ringer. Rehearsals are planned with fun in mind and our ringers enjoy the rehearsals and ministry to our church and outside groups. For more information please contact the Bell Choir Director Daniel Heath at or Sonja West at

Chapel Bell Ringers 2019-2020 Schedule

  • The Chapel Bell Ringers (5th- 8th grade) meet from 7-8 pm on Wednesday nights in Middleton Parlor (Room 109 on the church map).
  • The first practice for the 2019-2020 school year is on September 18.

Lindsey Bell Ringers 2019-2020 Schedule

  • The Lindsey Bell Ringers (9th grade and up) meet from 5:30-6:30 pm on Wednesday nights in Middleton Parlor (Room 109 on the church map).
  • The first practice for the 2019-2020 school year is on September 18.

News and Updates

  • Bell Retreat: This year it is from October 4 – 6 at Camp McCullough. This retreat is for both Chapel and Lindsey Bell Choir members. We will meet at the church on Friday evening to pack all the bell equipment to take to camp. Contact Daniel Heath for more information.

Upcoming Bell Performances:

  • Stay tuned for more information.

Blog Posts

Watch Our 2016 Christmas Concert on YouTube!

Our fabulous concert of Christmas carols was attended by several hundred people last week. If you missed it (or you want to experience it again), you can now watch it on video thanks to our worship intern Jesús Gomez. And plan to participate (and invite your friends) next year!


Sing in the Season at Our Free Christmas Concert!


Our free community Christmas concert is almost here! Join us this Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 pm for a time of singing and hearing Christmas carols featuring vocal choir, handbells, orchestra, and pipe organ. Plus stay afterward for cookies and hot cider. Invite your friends and bring your entire family!

Can You Hear the Bells? Start of a New Bell Choir Year

It’s that time of year again! School is almost starting, Kick-Off Sunday is approaching, and our youth bell choirs begin soon!
This year we are planning to have both a Chapel Bell Choir and a Lindsey Bell Choir. Chapel Bells is a beginning bell choir for grades 5 – 8. Lindsey Bells is a more advanced choir for grades 9 and up. Musical experience is not necessary when joining either bell choir, though it can only help. Our Bell Choir Director, Daniel Heath, says that all you need is two hands and the ability to count to four.
Chapel Bells meet from  7-8 pm on Wednesday nights in Middleton Parlor (Room 109 on the church map).
Lindsey Bells meet from  6-7 pm on Wednesday nights also in Middleton Parlor.
Daniel Heath will be at the bell table in Stone Hall (aka Fellowship Hall) on Kickoff Sunday (September 11).  He will have information and sign up sheets for all who are interested. 
He is also planning to be at the youth group kick-off potluck later that day to speak about the bell choir.
Our first day of bell choir practice this year is on  September 14.  We hope to see you there!
Any other questions that desperately need answering before September 11th? Contact Daniel Heath or Sonja West.