Music
“Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come into his presence with singing.” Psalm 100:1-2

The Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir is a non-auditioned group of singers who lead in worship each Sunday morning in our Traditional Service. Each week this talented and dedicated ensemble glorifies God and proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music. The Choir annually presents a Christmas Concert, “Christmas at First Baptist,” which has become a signature event offered to the community benefiting local charities. The choir also offers a variety of special worship and themed program events throughout the year. This group is led by Minister of Music Ryan Heritage and rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Choir Suite, Daniel Building, 3rd Floor. rheritage@fbcaugusta.org

Orchestra

The First Baptist Church Orchestra is an auditioned instrumental ensemble open to high school age and adults. The orchestra performs occasionally in worship, accompanying the Sanctuary Choir, and presents a variety of music for special events. This group is led by Ryan Heritage and rehearses when needed. Please contact if you play an instrument and would like to serve in this group. rheritage@fbcaugusta.org

Adult Praise Band

The Adult Praise Band leads worship in our contemporary worship service. The offering of songs includes modern versions of familiar hymns and contemporary worship songs. Multi-generational, congregational participation is greatly encouraged – songs and the vocal keys are chosen with that intent. The music and songs are chosen for the purpose of bringing honor and glory to God. This band is led by Dan Gaudinier and rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Missions Activities Center Gym. dgaudinier@fbcaugusta.org

Handbells

This adult handbell ensemble is a fun and talented group of musicians and is open to all adults who have music reading experience and would enjoy learning how to play bells. This group leads in worship regularly and plays for special events throughout the year. This group is led by Ryan Heritage and rehearses Mondays, 5:30 p.m. in the Walton Building, Room 102. rheritage@fbcaugusta.org

Youth Music Ministry

Youth Choir

The First Baptist Youth Choir is a non-auditioned group for all students grade 6-12. This group occasionally sings in worship and during Christmas season in the Traditional Worship Service and other special events throughout the year. We go on a winter retreat, participate in the local Youth Choir Festival, and finish the school year with a mission trip filled with singing, mission work, a fun destination and a fun day outing! This group is led by Ryan Heritage and meets at 4:30 p.m. Sundays in the Choir Suite, Daniel Building, 3rd Floor. rheritage@fbcaugusta.org

Youth Praise Bands

The Rise Youth Worship Team, regularly leads worship for our students on Sunday evenings at Rise Youth Worship which is held from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Missions Activity Center. The group welcomes any and all students grades 6-12 who have a desire to learn to lead the worship of God through instruments, voice, and worship production (lights, sound, and computer). Rehearsals are held on Sunday mornings from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Walton Building and there is also a sound check at 5:30 p.m. on Sundays when the band is playing. This group is led by Daniel Willingham and coordinated by Dan Gaudinier. If you are interested in being a part of this worship team, please contact David Hughes, Minister of Students at dhughes@fbcaugusta.org.

Preschool & Children’s Music Ministry

Preschool and Children’s Choirs – M3

Preschool and Children’s Choirs meet on Sunday evenings throughout the academic year from 5-7 pm. M3 is the name of our program for all children and it begins with a time of food and fellowship at 5 p.m. for $5 a child/adult. The goal is that choir will be a time and a place where boys and girls can experience God through scripturally based music, they can understand God through missions, and of course have fun while doing both! While singing is our main activity, we also enjoy other musical activities like playing instruments, moving to music, creating music, reading music, developing listening skills and learning how to share our music with others. After the choir section (5:30-6:15) the kids move to the missions. Erin Carrick is the Children’s Choir Coordinator ecarrick@fbcaugusta.org and Melissa Willis is our Children’s Minister who coordinates the mission’s activities for the evening mwillis@fbcaugusta.org.

M3 Schedule:
Preschool:

5:00-supper in the Fellowship Hall
5:30-3 & 4 yr. olds are escorted to music room in Preschool Building Room 10
6:15-Same location for missions

Children:

5:00-supper in the Fellowship Hall
5:30-Kindergarten and 1st grade are escorted to music room B, 1st floor of the Children’s Building
5:30-2nd and 3rd grades are escorted to music room F, 1st floor of the Children’s Building
5:30-4th and 5th grades are escorted to music room in Worship Theater 1st floor of the Children’s Building
6:15-Kindergarten and 1st grade move upstairs for missions
6:15-2nd and 3rd grades move upstairs for missions
6:15-4th and 5th grades move upstairs for missions

Senior Adult Choir

First Family Singers

The primary purpose of this non-auditioned, committed ensemble of senior adult singers is to minister to our community by singing at area nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities and retirement centers approximately three times a month. This group is led by Ryan Heritage and meets at 9:30 am Thursdays in the Choir Suite in the Daniel Building, 3rd floor. rheritage@fbcaugusta.org

Share Your Musical Gift

If you have a heart for leading worship through music and you have been gifted with instrumental and/or vocal skill, we want to offer you the opportunity to share your gifts. Please contact Ryan Heritage or Dan Gaudinier if you are interested in joining one of these areas of the Music Ministry. We hope you consider sharing your talents! rheritage@fbcaugusta.org, dgaudinier@fbcaugusta.org

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