The Worship Orchestra exists to Exalt God's Greatness and lead others in worship on a weekly basis, using musical instruments to set the tone for Sunday morning worship. These faithful, talented, and highly committed individuals rehearse once a week on Wednesdays from 6:15-8:00 p.m. in the Choir Room right behind the Worship Center. Rehearsals are open to all youth/adult instrumentalists with at least 3 years' playing experience. The Worship Orchestra accompanies the Worship Choir, plays for special occasions, and performs concerts at the church and in the community each year. Please contact Julie Moore at 479.636.3451 for more information.
Been a long time since you played?
No problem! Many of our current members took several years off before they began to play with us. They will be more than happy to help you and encourage you. We offer open rehearsals in many of our groups so you can rehearse with us as often and for as long as you want before you begin to perform with us on a regular basis!
Becoming proficient again?
If you come to rehearsals regularly and are committed to practicing on your own, you can regain what skills you have lost in 3 months! That is a short time compared to the years of ministry and enjoyment you can experience by being a part of the Instrumental Ministry of First Baptist Church.
We occasionally have access to orchestral instruments, which we allow church members to check out. Contact the orchestra director (Julie Moore) for availability at 479.636.3451
Music in the Old Testament?
It is evident that music was inseparable from Biblical life. In fact, there are many examples of music, which accompanied work, worship, merrymaking, and military activities (Genesis 31:27, Exodus 32:17-18, Num. 21:17, Judges 11:34-35, Isaiah 16:10, Jeremiah 48:33). Instances of music making are also connected with specific acts of God: the collapse of the walls of Jericho (Joshua 6:4-20), the enthronement of kings (1 Kings 1:39-40; 2 Kings 11:14; 2 Chronicles 13:14; 20:28), music for the court (2 Samuel 19:35, Ecclesiastes 2:8) and feasting (Isaiah 5:12; 24:8-9).