Listed below are various opportunities to participate in the music ministry here at First Baptist Suffolk. Our goal is to lead people to be worshipers of God in "spirit and in truth" (John 4:23-24), and strive to do so with skill and excellence.
Choir - This opportunity is for adult members of First Baptist Suffolk who love to sing and who beyond that, have a desire to worship the Lord. They lead the music every Sunday at the 10:30am Worship Service and work towards special programs for Christmas and Easter. Singing on pitch and reading music is helpful but not necessary. What is expected; however, is a love for God, a love for others, and commitment to our music rehearsals. These will take place every Wednesday evening from 7:30 to around 9:00pm.
Orchestra - This group is for instrumentalists who have experience in band or orchestra. It is open to those in middle school through adult who have played in band or orchestra; or who have taken lessons so as to achieve proficient skill in instrumental music. Skill levels for this ministry may vary, but players need to have achieved at least an intermediate level of musicianship on their particular instrument. This group plays at all 10:30am worship services and participates in seasonal programs with the choir.
Praise Band - Our worship services are greatly enhanced by those who play instruments that are used in the praise band. Guitars, bass guitar, drums, percussion, keyboard, and piano are all used to enhance the congregational music by accompanying the choir when they sing on Sundays and as they present seasonal musicals. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday nights from 7:30-9:00pm in the sanctuary.
Solos - Soloists are selected from both students and adults who are actively participating in the music ministry, whether it is in the choir, orchestra, or the praise band.
Audio/Visual - We could not effectively serve in these ways, of course, without the help of a team that works behind the scenes helping the whole service to run smoothly. Our audio and visual team greatly help by running the soundboard, running the lyrics on the computer, recording the service, and much more. If you love music but prefer to work behind the scenes, this is the perfect place for you to serve.