First Players Band

First Players is the instrumental program sponsored by First Presbyterian Church. The program features 4th and 5th Grade and Concert Bands. The program is open to any student in the Rochester area. For more information on First Players, contact Janine Yanisch , Director of First Players, through the church office at 282-1618 or email her at or

The 4th & 5th Grade Band

Janine Yanisch has announced that small group lessons will begin September 10, 2018 on Monday or Tuesday before school or Wednesday after school. Full band rehearsals be on Tuesdays beginning October 9th and will be from 3:45-4:30 p.m. during the school year.

The Concert Band

Made up of students in grades 6-12; any student in the Rochester area is eligible to register.  Some loaner instruments are available, if needed. Rehearsal times will be on Mondays from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. beginning September 10, 2018.


First Players perform two concerts each year. The First Players Concert Band performs additional concerts in the Rochester community. Those concerts have included performing at Festival of Trees, Charter House, Madonna Towers, IBM, Eagles Cancer Telethon, Rochester Honkers baseball games, Sportsathon, Hollywood Cinemagic movie theatre, Rochesterfest Parade and area elementary schools. Near the end of the year, the 5th Grade Band is invited to join the Concert Band for some fun concerts.