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Music ministries

First Baptist Church has a robust music program, and offers many opportunities to minister through music. Explore the links below to learn more about ways you can be involved in our music groups:

Sanctuary Choir
Praise Singers
First Baptist Ringers
Children's choir (WNK Singers)

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Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir is the primary vocal ensemble at First Baptist Church. Practice typically takes place from 8 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays (September to May). Prior musical experience is not necessary to perform with this group. The choir, directed by Brian Shepard, performs weekly during the Sunday morning worship service (September to May), as well as an annual Christmas cantata and other special services and concerts throughout the year.

Questions about Sanctuary Choir? Interested in joining? Contact Brian Shepard »

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Praise Singers

Singers of all ages are invited to be a part of this group, which leads the congregation in singing praise & worship songs 2-3 Sundays each month. Prior musical experience is not necessary.

Questions about Praise Singers? Interested in joining? Contact Christine Baird »

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First Baptist Ringers

First Baptist Ringers is the advanced handbell choir at the church. Practices are held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays (September to May). Prior musical or handbell experience is preferred, but not necessary, to ring in this group. The group, directed by Christine Baird, performs monthly in worship and at special occassions and concerts during the year.

Questions about First Baptist Ringers? Contact Christine Baird »

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Children's choir (WNK Singers)

All children in grades 1-6 are welcome to sing in WNK Singers. This group meets on Wednesday nights as part of the mid-week Wednesday Night for Kids activities from 6:30 to 8 p.m. (singing and other musical experiences take place during 40 minutes of this time). Learn more about WNK >> The choir, led by Christine Baird, sings in worship as scheduled and presents a Christmas musical in December.

Questions about our children's choir? Contact Christine Baird »

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