Patriotic Celebration Volunteers

You are invited to be a part of our 50th Annual Patriotic Celebration at First Free Rockford!

  • Friday, June 28, 2019
  • Saturday, June 29, 2019

If you have ever been a part of the Chorale or Orchestra, we would love to have you join for one or both nights of our Patriotic Celebration.  You would be singing three songs in the program. 

  • Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Salute to the Armed Forces Medley
  • God Bless America

If you are able to join us, we will send you recordings and music via email.  If you will need a hard copy of the music and a CD – please let us know, and we can mail them to you.

Alumni Rehearsals

If at all possible – we would love to have you attend the Dress Rehearsal in the Sanctuary on Thursday evening, June 27th at 6:30 p.m.  This is not required for you to be a part of the program but will be helpful for all of us, if you can.

We will then meet at 5:15 p.m. on the nights of the performances to give final instructions and prepare for the program.

The performances begin each evening at 6:30 p.m.

Orchestra/Choir Rehearsals

If you live in the Rockford area and would like to be a part of the ENTIRE program – we would love for you to do that!  Weekly rehearsals begin Thursday, May 2nd at 6:30 p.m.

Contact Us

Either way, if you are able to join us, please email Amy Sanderson in Worship Ministries

and let her know.  Her email is

Or, you can call her at 815/877-7046 ext. 6728. 

Please do this as soon as possible so we can begin compiling our list

and get the music sent to you.

Stay Tuned

As we get closer to the performances, we will send more information regarding what to wear plus specifics on how you will be a part of the program.

Please pass this along to any other former members of the First Free Chorale or Orchestra that you know and have them join us, as well.  We have done our best to try to find everyone, but I am sure we have missed someone along the way!

For some of you, I know this may mean a road-trip – but we would love to see you!  So, plan your summer vacation to visit the beautiful city of Rockford and sing with us once more!

I hope many of you will be able to join us for this special celebration as we continue the tradition of celebrating our heritage, honoring our veterans & military, and thanking God for the true freedom we have through Jesus Christ!

Renee Cooper | Director of Classic Worship