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.
FBA High School band members along with select 7th and 8th graders come together for Band Camp prior to each school year 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.
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 Beginning 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.
Middle School Band
The Middle School Band is made up of 7th and 8th graders who meet together for band class. In middle school band we will continue to focus on technical skills, note reading, theory, ensemble techniques, and music history, while also giving them a biblical foundation for the use of instrumental music in Worship. The Middle School Band has the opportunity to perform in the following concerts and events throughout the school year; All-State Band, Fall Holiday Kick-Off Concert, Sinfonia Honor Band, Fine Arts Extravaganza, Solo & Ensemble, Music Festivals, Chapel performances, as well as community outreach events. Band participants will need to provide his/her own instrument and rental information is provided upon request.
High School Band:
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. Our FBA band students have the opportunity to further challenge themselves through participation in the following events; All-State Band, Fall Holiday Kick-Off Concert, Sinfonia Honor Band, Fine Arts Extravaganza, Solo & Ensemble, Music Festivals, Chapel performances, as well as community outreach events. Each spring semester the High School Fine Arts students join together for a “Spring Music and Mission Tour” which includes a service project and a national music competition or workshop experience. 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 can also participate in the “Spring Music and Mission Tour” which includes a service project and a national music competition or workshop. Honors credit is available to students in their third and fourth year of Worship Team.