John Polhamus is the 4th director of the Tyler Handbell Choir. A resident of Glassboro, John attended Glassboro State College, and formerly was director of the Chancel Choir. His experience in playing the large bells led him to directing handbells. He held church choir positions in Vineland and Blackwood, before joining First Presbyterian as a member in 1985. After 45 years of choral singing and playing the tuba, John enjoys “getting past the notes”, to create a meaningful worship experience through the music.