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Salvation Army Brass Band Benefit Concert


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


October 8, 2012


The Salvation Army l Cascade Division
8495 SE Monterey Blvd
Happy Valley, OR 97086
(503) 794-3200
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Major Don Gilger
Portland Metro Coordinator
719.201.3215

Teresa Engel
Director of Communications & Marketing
503.794.3283

Iconic Salvation Army Brass Band to Perform FREE Benefit Concert This Friday

Who:

The Salvation Army Western Territorial Staff (Brass) Band, Salvation Army Music Programs

What:

"Fill The Drum" - A Benefit Concert for Salvation Army Music Programs Feat. Iconic Salvation ARmy Brass band.

When:

Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Where:

Old Laurelhurst Church, located at 3212 SE Ankeny Street in Portland

Why:

The Salvation Army has been known for its brass bands for over a century and has seen music as an integral aspect of its ministry. “Fill The Drum” is a concert designed to keep essential music programs available to the Portland Metro community. The Salvation Army Territorial Staff Brass Band has played internationally and is made up of some of the best Salvation Army brass musicians from across The Salvation Army’s Western Territory.

Press prior and during the event would be greatly appreciated. Contact Teresa Engel to set up possible interviews and video opportunities.

Media Contact:
Teresa Engel
Director of Communications & Marketing
(C) 971.219.3226
(O) 503.794.3283
teresa.engel@usw.salvationarmy.org


Full Story:

(Portland, OR) – Trumpets, French horns, trombones, and other bold brass instruments will be making beautiful music on Friday, October 12th, 2012. But it won’t be just any brass band – it will be a Salvation Army brass band! The Salvation Army Western Territorial Staff Band will be coming to Portland for the first time in years, bringing incredible talent from across the Western United States, to help The Salvation Army “Fill The Drum.” "Fill The Drum" is a benefit concert for Salvation Army music programs in the Portland Metro area. It will be at 7PM at the Old Laurelhurst Church, located at 3212 SE Ankeny Street in Portland, and it will be FREE! Financial contributions as well as donations of new or used instruments will be welcomed.

The Salvation Army has been known for its brass bands for over a century and has seen music as an integral aspect of its ministry. In Portland, The Salvation Army operates 4 Corps (churches) where music programs are offered. This has become an even greater need as more and more schools are reducing, closing, or have closed their music programs.

“Fill The Drum” is a concert designed to keep these programs available to the community. Attendees are encouraged to come fill the drum with instruments and financial contributions. Breathe life into old instruments by putting them into the hands of a curious child yearning to learn a new skill and help fill their life with music.

The Salvation Army in Portland is excited to welcome such extraordinary musicians to the Metro area and to continue the Salvation Army tradition of brass music.

The Salvation Army Territorial Staff Brass Band has played internationally and is made up of some of the best Salvation Army brass musicians from across The Salvation Army’s Western Territory; it is considered an honor to be invited to play with this accomplished group of musicians. The band only meets a couple times a year, and each time they meet, they put on a concert as a service project. The “Fill The Drum” concert in Portland this year is one of these service projects.


About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church, has been supporting those in need in His Name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing, shelter and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army works in 125 countries worldwide. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503-794-3282, or by mail to The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue #9, Happy Valley, OR 97086.
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