October 20, 2020

By Malachi Williams, Student Writer

FBBC’s annual “Casual Classics” took place on Friday evening with an array of exciting and beautiful music. From drama to comedy, the students at Faith put on a magnificent performance!

“Casual Classics” is an annual tradition for Faith students, which showcases various forms of musical artistry. Under the careful direction of Dr. Chris Ellis and student Emma Pedersen, the students brought an evening of “casual” classics to the public and student body. When speaking about the event, Emma stated, “I love that we, as musicians, get a chance to sing different styles of music at casual classics and have a night of fun.”

Opening with the orchestral “Magnificent Seven”, by the FBBC Community Orchestra, Friday evening took us on an adventure. I had the pleasure of speaking with some of the performers about their song selections and their appreciation for the music program at Faith. Logan Scheps, a junior Sacred Music major, stated, “Music at Faith has a lot of aspects to it, but one of my favorites is that even when we’re doing ‘casual’ songs, Faith gives a positive atmosphere that focuses on God’s work through music that can just bring joy and comfort throughout crazy times and circumstances.”

The primary objective of music at Faith is to train musicians for the ministry of Christ, and the professors in the music department continually pour into the music students to pursue this goal. Sarah Torres, a senior in Music Education, stated, “My favorite part of the music department at Faith is how we act like a family toward each other. We all help and rely on each other to further our education and musicianship. It’s really special and unique to have colleagues and friends whose goals are to become great musicians and use those talents for Christ.”

(Photos by David Farlow, Student Photographer)