During the pandemic, we have been able to perform a number of pieces virtually.  For more information on being a part of our virtual choirs, please visit our virtual choir page here.
  The Choir performs cantatas and other special pieces around the holidays.  For anyone who loves to worship the Lord in song, the choir is a great opportunity to serve the church, build community, and improve your musical skills in a joyful environment.
  • No audition required!  Simply attend a rehearsal to join.
  • Ability to read music is a plus, but not required.
  • Rehearsal is 7:15 PM on Sunday evenings (occasionally Sunday mornings). Typically November and March.
  • For more information, contact Pastor John Messner.

Praise Band

The Praise Band at First Baptist Church helps lead worship on Sunday mornings during the 8:00 & 10:30 AM service.  The band presents a repertoire of both contemporary worship songs and also modern renditions of traditional hymns.  We are always looking for more volunteers in a variety of instruments.  The band uses Planning Center Online for scheduling, distributing music sheets, and providing practice tracks and videos.
  • Music experience is required.  (Training available upon request)
  • Ability to read chord charts is required.
  • Application and Audition required.  Contact Pastor John Messner for further details.
  • Personal practice time expected by musicians.
  • Weekly rehearsal required when you are scheduled (Sundays at 7:15 AM).

Bells of Joy

The hand-bell choir usually performs once a month for the 8:00 AM service.  The bell choir contains a 5 octave set of bells including chimes. 
  • You must be able to read sheet music.
  • Some bells experience required (although training can be provided)
  • Rehearsal is 6:00 – 7:15 PM on Monday evenings. 
  • Please contact Pastor John Messner for further details.

Expressions of Praise

We offer expressions of praise through music.  These usually feature solos or small ensembles that will share their gifts as praise to God.
  • Performers may be asked to share their testimony or a brief message.
  • Musicians are always needed!
  • Please contact Pastor John Messner for audition.
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