Led by Tim Cates, this event is designed for all church instrumentalists. This one-day training offers reading sessions, massed playing, networking and more.

Save the Date

March 1, 2025

Houston's First Baptist Church
7401 Katy Freeway • Houston, TX 77024

Cost per person
$40 early bird through January 20, 2025
$55 beginning January 21, 2025


Tim Cates

Tim Cates serves as Minister of Instrumental Music at Houston’s First Baptist Church. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance from The University of Texas at Tyler, and a Master of Music Education from Boston University. Tim is also an active arranger for orchestra with works available at TimCatesMusic.com. His orchestrations and arrangements have been published by Word Music, Lillenas, Prism Music, Hal Leonard, Lifeway, Semsen Music, and Houston’s First Worship. He recently orchestrated several songs for a concert in Carnegie Hall featuring Cody Carnes and Kari Jobe.

Tim and his wife Jan make their home in northeast Houston and are proud parents of an eight-year-old daughter named Piper. In his spare time, Tim enjoys playing trumpet, writing orchestral music, barbecuing, doing crosswords, over-analyzing movies, and traveling with his family. Many of his favorite things prominently feature an Apple logo.


8:30 am


9:00 am


9:10 am

Devotional & Session 1

10:30 am


10:45 am

Session 2

12:00 pm


12:45 pm

Session 3

1:30 pm



Attendees are advised to search for and select hotels based on the needs and preferences of your group. Some options will be posted here as the date approaches. 

For more information contact musicworship[at]texasbaptists.org.

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