Music is a vital and vibrant part of our worship experience. At First Baptist Church we offer a diversity of musical styles to enhance our Sunday morning service, with the help of our song leaders, choir, instrumentalists, and soloists. We also utilize our Schantz pipe organ, custom built in 1987.
Instrumentalists rehearse in the Music Room on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. Guitars, percussion, piano, flute and harmonica are all instruments that are currently played in this group. They arrange and play accompaniments to the traditional hymns and contemporary songs, as well as musical meditations.
Choir members join this Thursday rehearsal at 7pm. They sing chorales in a variety of musical styles, including traditional four-part music. They lead the congregation in song and perform anthems and responses.
Our adult Handbell Choir is an ecumenical ensemble comprised of individuals with a wide range of musical skills and talents. They rehearse on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Handbell Choir Room, and play at one Sunday morning service a month, and at special events. The choir rings a five-octave set of White Chapel handbells, cast in England.
Our Children’s Choir meets on Wednesdays at 5:15 pm for a light dinner, then singing and fun. They sing at various church and community events.
I invite you to join us in praising God in song!
David Chaves, Music Director