Music at FBC

Our Music Ministry
The Music Ministry of First Baptist, Marion, NC, strives to foster the spiritual growth of each person
while developing musical skills. We lead, serve, and share the Gospels in our church and community
through worship and other ministries.

Children’s Music Ministry

Children preschool-fifth grade are invited to participate in music activities on Wednesday evenings with our Children’s Choir. Children learn how to play instruments, read music, and prepare songs to share in worship.

Young Musicians Choir
Grades: Preschool – 5
Rehearsal: Wednesday, 5:00-5:30 p.m.
The Young Musicians Choir is a dynamic group that learns choral technique, music reading, hymnody, discipleship, and scripture through a theme-base curriculum. We sing in worship throughout the church year. One Sunday per year we lead in our Children’s Sunday Worship Service. The Young Musicians Choir also sings programs for nursing homes and shelters in our community. We have participated in the Cooperative Baptist



• Youth Handbells

Musical Opportunities are offered for youth of First Baptist Church in grades 6-12 September through May. Youth Handbells meet each Sunday 3:45-4:30.  They play for worship approximately six times a year and participate in the Youth Handbell Festival offered in early Spring.

• Alpha and Omega Choir

The youth choir, named Alpha and Omega Choir is for youth in grades 6-12 and meets each Sunday in the Music Suite from 4:30-5:30 p.m. They provide music for worship throughout the year. They prepare and participate in the Youth Choir Festival held at First Baptist Church, Greensboro and offered by the North Carolina CBF. Every other year our youth join forces with the youth of FBC, Mt. Holly to do a Summer Youth Choir Mission Tour. Alpha and Omega Choir has performed mission tours across the United States most recently to Cleveland, San Antonio, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York City, and Chicago.

Each choir mission tour that Alpha and Omega Choir participates in is steeped in Ministry and Spiritual Growth. Youth are challenged to grow in love for Christ and for others. These include worship through music, service to others, hands-on mission opportunities to share the love of Christ, daily quiet times with God where individual may read their Bibles, individual devotions, prayer and listening for God’s still small voice and Group Devotions where Adults leaders guide the youth in group discussions, prayer and sharing times of how they have seen God at work that day.


• Adult Handbells

Our Adult Handbells is open to adults eighteen years and older. This group rings five octave music. Some musical knowledge is helpful in ringing advanced music. This group meets September-May. The group has participated in many festivals offered on the North Carolina State level and played three full length Christmas Concerts in downtown Marion and now offers a Mini-Concert before worship during December and April and plays periodically in worship.


• Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir is open to all members at First Baptist Church who enjoy singing. The choir meets each week in the Music Suite September through May and in the Summer the choir meets in a more relaxed setting once in June, July and August. The music utilized in worship covers a wide gamut of musical tastes but is always Christ centered. The Sanctuary Choir during the course of the year sings each week for worship and presents at least two major presentations during the year.