Adoration is one of several choral ensembles available at Carrollton First United Methodist Church. The ensemble is made up of between 8 and 12 singers and enjoys singing a wide variety of choral music ranging from southern gospel favorites to challenging classical arrangements. Adoration is CFUMC's only choral ensemble that rehearses standing around the piano, a tradition that they believe keeps them relaxed, down to earth, and strengthens each of us as musicians.
Adoration is led by Director of Music Scott Keesey.
Physician member: Dr. Linda McCormick, pediatrician at Carousel Pediatrics in Carrollton, Georgia
Registered Nurse, Amy Lane, also sings with them.
CAMERATA is west Georgia's premier "mostly" A Cappella choral ensemble. Membership is by audition and is limited to 16 vocalists. None of the members are professional musicians. They perform for local, regional, state and national performances. Their program can be tailored to meet the specifics needs of their audience whether it be one song or a 45 minute program, or whether it be for a church service, civic club or seasonal concert.
Past performances include:
- Christmas festival at Biltmore in Asheville, NC
- Beauvoir Christmas festival in Biloxi, MS
- Christmas lights festival at Belingrath Gardens in Mobile, AL
- Church concerts in Savannah, GA and Darien, GA
- RAPHA clinic "Sound of Medicine” every year
- Tanner Medical Center "Harmony for Healing"
- The Oaks Nursing and Rehab facility in Carrollton
- Carroll Co. Hospice Annual Remembrance Service
- Performance with Terry Lowry and the Carroll Wind Ensemble.
Camerata is lead by director Charles Allen.
PHYSICIAN MEMBERS: Dr. Linda McCormick, Drs. Larry and Virginia Price, Dr. Anthony Colpini
DAKOTA DODGE BAND
The group has been playing country rock music together for 5 years.
Dr. Howard Seeman - guitar - GI physician in Carrollton
Derek Able - drums - Bremen High School band director
Ed Hogan - keys - former BAHD Band director, now Nashville composer/producer
Howard Williams - mandolin guitar - UWG IT manager
Rob Smith - bass - Honda manager
Marc Rowe - guitar - food industry
The members of Redeemed began playing music together as the praise band for Bremen First United Methodist Church's early worship service. The members have played together for over 5 years in various combinations for the contemporary worship service. They come from a variety of musical backgrounds, and they play an eclectic mix of music that spans everything from contemporary Christian music to rock, folk, and some original music.
Members for the Sound of Medicine fundraiser:
Dr. Amy Eubanks - bass guitar/acoustic - Internal Medicine physician in Bremen; also serves as Chief of Staff/Medical Director for the Rapha Clinic and has been on the Board of Directors for six years.
Lynn Hodges - pianist - Masters of Concert Piano performance, teaches piano in Bremen and also substitutes in the Bremen school system
Kelley Pollard - guitar - engineer with Aubrey Silvey Enterprises
Chrissy Smith - vocals - volunteer at Tanner Health System
Alex McGill - drums - teaches at Beulah Elementary School
Danny Robinson - vocals - works at Plantation Pipeline/Kindermorgan
Jack Browning, esq - plays guitar, mandolin, banjo, (really anything with strings) - District Attorney for Haralson and Polk Counties, the Tallapoosa judicial circuit
CARROLL COMMUNITY WIND ENSEMBLE
The Carroll Community Wind Ensemble has been in existence since August 2011. Terry Lowry has been the conductor since the group started. The Ensemble is a community outreach of the Carroll Symphony Orchestra. They have around 50 members, and membership is open to anyone who has plays or has played a symphonic wind instrument. They welcome members of all ages and skill levels.
The physician member of their group is Dr. John Goodin, a pediatrician at Carousel Pediatrics in Carrollton, Georgia. He plays clarinet with the group. They have an eclectic musical repertoire ranging from Back to Opera to Broadway, including many staples of the concert band literature. They have a Spring and Winter concert every year, and they welcome invitations to perform from groups as diverse as children's groups, nursing homes and churches. They also play Christmas carols all over Carrollton the Saturday before Christmas every year.