FBA HS band members along with select 7th and 8th graders came together for Band Camp this past August to learn music for the upcoming FBA Lions football season. The Lion Band is continuing to build traditions that will continue for years to come. The Lion Band’s goal is to glorify God through music, support the football team, and entertain the crowd at home football games.
Our goal in the FBA band program is to instill a love of music in each student and encourage them to use their talents and abilities to glorify God. The FBA band program consists of students from 6th grade to 12th grade.
A full year music course available to those with no prior playing experience on a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. Note reading, technical skills, and ensemble playing will be the focus of the class. The band will perform during the Fall Holiday Kick-Off concert, Arts Extravaganza, and at the End of the Year Concert. Band participants will need to provide his/her own instrument and rental information is provided upon request.
7th and 8th Grade Music
Students may choose to continue in the music discipline that he/she started in 6th grade; Band, Choir, or Strings. Classes will continue to focus on technical skills, note reading, theory, ensemble techniques, and music history. (Instrumental students will need to provide his/her own instrument. Rental information is available upon request.) All ensembles will participate in a variety of events such as FBA Pep Band, the Fall Holiday Kick-Off Concert, Fine Arts Extravaganza, Solo & Ensemble, d’Accordo Choir Festival, ACSI Music Festivals, Chapel performances, as well as community outreach events such as “Caroling with a Cop”.
High School Band is an elective designed to challenge students musically and spiritually. Music in the High School band takes the students to a higher level of musicality with advanced rhythms, phrasing, style, and musical passages, while also giving them a biblical foundation for the use of instrumental music in Worship services. Our FBA band students have the opportunity to further challenge themselves through participation in the All-State Band audition process, FBA Solo Festival, ACSI State Solo Competition, and a “Spring Music and Mission Tour” which includes a service project and a national music competition. Honors credit is available to students in their third and fourth year of HS Band.
High School Worship Team is an auditioned, performance-based elective designed to train students to lead in worship situations, calling for the student to have a good reputation among peers, faculty, and church. Vocalists and instrumentalists practice team blend and balance while leading worship for FBA chapels, as well as performances at First Baptist Church Naples and the Naples area. The High School Worship Team exists in order to train students to worship Christ in spirit and in truth (John 4:23), while exhibiting musical excellence to the southwest Florida community. Worship Team students also participate in the “Spring Music and Mission Tour” which includes a service project and a national music competition. Honors credit is available to students in their third and fourth year of Worship Team.