FBCR’s orchestra and instrumental groups are full of talented musicians who enjoy sharing their musical gifts as they help lead our church in worship.


Celebration Choir & Orchestra Mission Trip: New Orleans



The Celebration Choir & Orchestra will bus to New Orleans September 18 and return on September 21 for a mission trip with Church without Walls, Global Maritime Ministries, and Parkview Baptist Church.


Partnered Churches:

Church Without Walls - A church for the homeless. Holds services on the River Walk and attracts visitors to New Orleans through this frequented location.

Global Maritime Ministries - The GMM exists to provide Christian ministry to seafarers and port workers in the Port of New Orleans and Port of South Louisiana.

Parkview Baptist Church - Leading worship on Sunday morning in Baton Rouge.


Trip Highlights:

Roundtrip Charter Bus

3 nights double accommodations in the French Quarter, New Orleans

Dinner cruise on The Natchez Queen

Oak Alley Plantation tour

Visits to the French Market & Jackson Square, with a stop at Cafe Du Monde

The National WWII Museum Tour

St. Charles streetcar right in the Garden District


Cost & Registration:

Cost of this trip is $550, with a $50 non-refundable deposit included to reserve your spot. You can pay with cash, check, or online at the link below. 







Join an instrumental group


For more information about joining a group, plesae call the Music Ministry office at 972-235-0059, ext. 108.

  • Celebration Orchestra – The Celebration Orchestra, directed by Kent Tidwell, is a full orchestra that leads in our 9:15 worship service along with our adult choir, as well as during all major performances throughout the year including Carols. They rehearse on Sunday Afternoons.
  • Brass Ensemble – The Brass Ensemble plays at the Celebration Service once a month. Practices are held at 7 p.m. on the two Wednesdays prior to playing in worship. The group is directed Kent Tidwell.
  • Student Orchestra – Our student instrumental ensemble meets in late fall and plays in worship in December.  It also meets in the late spring to prepare for the Student Choir & Orchestra Tour in the summer. They are directed by Marie Farley.