Orchestra and Instrumental Groups


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.


For more information about joining a group, please 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 by Candlelight.
  • 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.
  • Flute Choir – The Flute Choir is a special flute ensemble that plays occasionally in worship and practices as needed prior to performing.
  • Jazz Band – The Jazz band is another special group that plays occasionally for worship and is directed by Kent Tidwell.