Adult Music Ministry
Sanctuary Choir | Sundays, 7 p.m. and/or Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. (September-May) | Room 311
The anchor of our music ministry, this adult choir sings in the morning worship service on 3rd and 4th Sundays. The Sanctuary Choir also prepares larger works for special seasons of the church year. Two rehearsals are offered each week and choir members may attend one or both rehearsals. College students are always welcome. Childcare is provided for young children and activities or homework study time for older children. Directors: Doug and Terri Vancil
Instrumental Ensemble | Sunday mornings, 9:30 a.m. (September-May) | Sanctuary
For high school through adult ages, this ensemble plays periodically for worship and during special seasons. All range of instrumentalists are welcome from the symphony player to the school band player, present and former! Rehearsals are at 9:30 a.m. on the specific Sundays the group plays in Worship.
Adult Handbells | Sundays, 6 p.m. (September-April) | Room 319
A group of experienced ringers, this adult bell group rehearses on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. and rings often in worship and for special seasonal services. New ringers, especially college age, are always welcome. Director: Terri Vancil
Youth Music Ministry
Youth Choir | Sundays, 5 p.m. | Room 311
All 6th-12th graders are welcome. During the school year the youth choir sings periodically in worship and for special services. Director: Doug Vancil
Music-Youth Handbells | Sundays, 4 p.m. (Fall and Spring) | Room 319
Youth Handbell Choir is open to 6th-12th graders. The group rings on a short term basis (4 weeks) in fall and spring. They will combine with our other handbell groups to ring periodically for worship services during the school year. Bell ringers must be active members of Youth Choir. Director: Terri Vancil
Instrumental Ensemble | Sundays, 7 p.m. | Sanctuary
For high school through adult ages, this ensemble plays periodically for worship and during special seasons. All range of instrumentalists are welcome from school band member to symphony player.
FBC Youth Choir is singing “Shine on Us” one final time. We want all alumni youth to join! Because of Covid, this is a virtual choir project, which means you’ll send in a video of yourself singing along to the part track, and we’ll mix them all together to make the choir. Instructions are in the links below.
- Linked here is a video that explains the process and plays the conductor/voice track to which you’ll sing along.
- Submit your video to this Dropbox link by May 9.
Please call, text, or email with questions.
828-776-6139 | Baker@fbcgso.org
Children Music Ministry
Music for Threes and Fours | Wednesdays (Sept-May)
6:00 p.m. Early-arriver “Storytime” | 6:15-6:45 p.m. Music Activities: Our youngest children become aware of God’s story through singing games, steady beat activities and movement | 6:45-7:15 p.m. Mission Activities and Bible Stories. Teacher: Louise Burroughs
Music for Kindergarten and Grade 1 | Wednesdays (Sept-May)
6:00 p.m. Early-arriver “Storytime” | 6:15-6:45 p.m. Music Activities
Our young school-agers enjoy music and vocal discovery through singing, movement, games and rhythm instruments. Director: Penny Rowe
Young Musicians Choir for 2nd-5th Grade | Wednesdays, Room 223/225 (September – May)
6:00 p.m. Orff Ensemble | 6:15-6:45 p.m. Music Activities
Advanced musical and vocal development is offered to older children through singing, Orff instruments, ethnic drums, handbell, and movement. This choir sings periodically for worship and during special seasons of the church year. A children’s musical is presented bi-annually. Director: Terri Vancil
Worship in the Arts 2021
Worship in the Arts…engaging young artists in a life of Christian worship
August 2-6, 9 am – 1 pm (Friday Closing Concert, 1-2 pm)
Two tracks of study based on grade completed in 2020/21:
- Grades 1-3
- Grades 4-5
Registration Fee: $30 through June 1; $40 after June 1. July 1 deadline for all registrations.
Campers will enjoy music of many styles as they develop their voices individually and discover the joy of singing and making music in community. The daily worship time is enriched through experiences in choral music, drama, visual arts, instruments (guitar, drums, handbells) and sacred dance. Classes are taught by church staff and professionals in the surrounding Greensboro area. Campers will bring a bag lunch and water bottle from home. Face coverings will be worn at all times. The camp is to be indoors with social distancing, however if recommended precautions for COVID-19 become more strict, some or all activities may be moved outdoors. The public is invited to the closing concert on Friday at 1 pm.