Each week, members of First Baptist Madison come together to worship and experience God as a body of believers. We do so in celebrative, energetic services that blend traditional hymns, modern hymns and praise music, while employing many different instruments to accompany our musical offerings of worship.
Members of the music ministry differ in gifts and abilities; yet, we gather with a heart of humble praise. Our ages, life experiences, and preferences vary; however, our hearts are unified in our praise of God, Jesus Christ and Their love story of redeeming love. Finally, we would love to have you be a part of our music ministry family. In fact, our motto is “More than music, we’re a family.”
ALWAYS…TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
Timothy J. Deyton, D.M.A
Minister of Music
First Baptist Madison
The First Baptist Madison Adult Choir is one of the key parts of our church. The Adult Choir is a consistent group of faces that guests see each week leading and praising God from the choir loft.
At First Baptist Madison, we consider our Adult Choir to be not only choir members, but leaders in worship. Such expectations reach beyond Sunday mornings to every aspect of our lives, effecting those in our sphere of influence. The Adult Choir sings a choir anthem or praise song most every Sunday. Regardless of whether we sing a special song, or simply lead others in worship, the job that we do in leading worship is a key aspect to worship at First Baptist Madison.
Our Adult Choir rehearses from 6:00-7:30pm on Wednesday evenings in the Choir Suite located directly below the stage of the Worship Center. During rehearsal, we work on several songs for upcoming Sundays and on music for special events within our church. We also have a devotional by a choir member and prayer time during rehearsal each week. Childcare and children’s programs are provided during most Adult Choir rehearsals.
If you are interested in serving in the Adult Choir, please come and visit one of our rehearsals. You will be welcomed with open arms by the choir, Choir Officers, and the Music staff. No audition or interview is required. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Music Ministry.
Senior Adult Choir
Voices of Joy is the name given to our Senior Adult Choir at First Madison. They rehearse weekly through the school year on Wednesday mornings at 11:00am under the direction of Mrs. Judy Hutchinson. Voices of Joy provide our Sunday evening choir and special music at least once per month. In addition, they sing at local nursing homes, hospitals and other venues where they represent Christ and our church so well. If you are interested in singing in Voices of Joy and are 55 or over, please contact the Music Ministry. Voices of Joy meets throughout the school year, and take the summers off.
The First Baptist Madison Orchestra is another of the key part of our church and its worship. Persons who play an instrument and read music are welcome to call the Minister of Music to arrange for an interview that is required for participation in the group. The interview will consist of a conversation between the individual and Minister of Music regarding spiritual matters and past musical experiences, among other things pertinent to the ensemble. Also, a brief, musical audition will take place. You must have completed the 10th grade to participate in the group.
Rehearsals for the Instrumental Ensemble are on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm on the Wednesdays before the orchestra plays on Sunday. The group plays in the morning worship services generally on the first and third Sundays of the months, except in September, December, and January. We take the summer months off and resume in mid-August.
At First Baptist Madison, we consider our orchestra to be vital to the future of our church. If you are interested in serving in the church orchestra, please call the Music Ministry office at 601.856.6177 or contact us here.
The First Baptist Madison Praise Band consists of piano, bass, guitar, drums, keyboards, and organ, with other melodic instruments thrown in from time to time. They accompany congregational worship on Sunday mornings, as well as soloists, ensembles, and the choir. The Praise Band is an auditioned group.
Currently, we are in need of an auxiliary percussionist (playing congas, djembe, suspended cymbal, and other percussion instruments) to play regularly with the band. From time to time, we need other instrumentalists to fill in as well. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30pm in the Worship Center. If you are interested in an audition, please contact Tim Deyton at 601.856.6177 or here.
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