First Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL
Friday, October 31, 2014

Music and Worship Ministries

The Congregation

Choral Division
          Hallelujah Choir
          Sanctuary Choir
          Adult Vocal Ensembles 
          FBC Chorale
          Short-term groups (Irish Christmas, LCT Chamber Choir)
          FBC Men’s Ensemble
          Student Choir
          Youth Vocal Ensembles
          SATB, SSA
          Children’s Choirs
          Young Musicians (Grades 4-6)
          Music Makers (Grades 1-3)
          Preschool Music Activities
          KinderChoir (age 5)
          Preschool Choirs for 3’s and 4’s

Contemporary Worship Music
          First Fellowship Band
          Student Band

Instrumental Division
          FBC Orchestra
          Woodwind Choir
          First Baptist Brass
          FBC Flute Choir
          Saxophone Ensemble
          Clarion Winds (clarinet choir)
          Quintets and other ensembles as needed (ww and brass)
          Bluegrass Band
          FBC Big Band

 Handbell Choirs
          Adult Handbell Choir
          Youth Handbell Choir
          Young Musicians Handbells

Annual Music Ministry Events
          Living Christmas Tree
          Spring and Fall Concerts
          Hymn Festivals
          Music Mission Tours
          Summer Music Camp for Children

Music Ministry Opportunities and Training
          MasterClasses
          Private Lessons from MM Staff and FBC members
          Sunday evening classes
          Music Reading
          Hymnology
          Worship (philosophy, history, practice, etc.)
          Training for Children’s Choir Leadership
          Nursing Home Ministry (by youth, senior adults, children)
          Class guitar
          Harp lessons

Instruments and Resources
          80-rank Casavant Pipe Organ in the Sanctuary
          12-rank Reuter Pipe Organ in the Chapel 
          Steinway Pianos in sanctuary
          Boston Pianos in Choir Room and Gathering Place
          Harps
          Orchestral Instruments 
               (church owned orchestral instruments available for teaching purposes)
          Numerous pianos (studio/upright in classrooms, electronic in CR and balcony)
          Drum sets (youth area, FF Band set, Roland electronic)
          Children’s Instruments (Orff, etc.)
          Carillon
          Music Library
               Choral
               Orchestral
               Solo Repertoire for singers/instrumentalists/pianists/organists

 

MUSIC MINISTRY STAFF

Billy Orton, Minister of Music and Worship
Sherry Upshaw, Associate Minister of Music and Organist
Jeremy Wilkerson, Contemporary Worship Leader
Emily Parker, Children’s Choir Coordinator

Lea Anne Hardy, Music Ministry Assistant
Laura Roberts, Music Ministry Assistant