Westside Baptist Church
Friday, July 21, 2017
Connecting People to Jesus, One Person at a Time

Instrumental Ensembles

The WestJax Jazz Ensemble is comprised of auditioned Brass, Saxes, and Rhythm members from the Worship Orchestra. They have been playing and ministering in Jacksonville since 2004. They play fresh arrangements of hymns, new choruses and standard jazz literature! This group is very active in seeking new ways to reach out to the community. 
Ministry Activities include:
  • Westside Baptist church services, concerts & special events

  • Various North Florida churches

  • Raiford County Juvenile Detention Center

  • The Gate River Run 2006, 2007, 2008

  • 2006 City-Council Installation of Officers for President Ronnie Fussell

  • Performance with Grammy nominated saxophonist, Dr. Jeff Kirk.

  • Multiple appearances at the Riverside Arts Market

  • 2012 Faith and Family Day at the Jacksonville Suns


The WJJE meets on Sundays at 4:30pm in the Instrumental Rehearsal Room. At home practice is required to effectively play this music and be prepared. Outside lessons are strongly encouraged as they help to focus on specific needs. All members are challenged in musical growth through music and through ad lib solos. Entry into this group is as space allows. We have 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxes (alto, tenor, bari), drums, percussion, piano, bass, and guitar.
Please contact Dan Mullis, the Instrumental Music Minister with any questions.
(904-781-0618 ext.16)
 Solos & Small Ensembles
Soloists-You are a welcomed part of our worship services.  If you feel like you have a song you would like to share, simply notify the Music Office and they will arrange a time to hear the solo and then schedule you from there.
String Ensemble-comprised of auditioned Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass and Piano members from the Worship Orchestra.  They meet periodically during the year.  They play in worship services as well as other outreach opportunities.
Small Ensembles-Trios, Quartets, Quintets or more.  Any member of the Instrumental Ministries can be a part of these groups.  They are self run with the direction and support of the Instrumental Music Minister.  They play in worship services, for special occasions and around the city.