Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy. – Psalm 33:3
“Play skillfully” literally means “to do well in playing music” as First Baptist Academy students are given the opportunity to learn how to develop musical expertise.
A full year music course available to those with no prior playing experience on a stringed instrument. (Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass) Students are taught the basics of string playing along with basic music theory. The string class will perform during the Fall Holiday Kick-Off concert, Arts Extravaganza, and at the End of the Year Concert. Students will also participate in the annual Solo and Ensemble Festival. Sting participants will need to provide his/her own instrument and rental information is available 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 Strings
High School Strings involves experienced string students in grades 9 through 12. Students will continue to develop and fine tune playing and ensemble techniques, as well as more advanced music theory concepts. This group will perform throughout the year at evening concerts, chapels and special events.