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The Salvation Army Provides Music Programs Where School Music Programs are Cut


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


October 10, 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

Salvation Army Provides Programs Where School Music Programs are Cut


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


Who:

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

What:

Music programs are being reduced or closed for kids in schools; Visit a Salvation Army after-school program providing music lessons for kids meeting this need for music in community; Programs in need of instruments; “Fill The Drum” – A Benefit Concert for Salvation Army Music Programs featuring the Iconic Salvation Army Brass Band

When:

Today, October 10, 2012

Where:

Gresham Center for Worship & Service
473 SE 194th Ave / Portland, OR 97233
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Portland Tabernacle
1712 NE Sandy Blvd. / Portland, OR 97232
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Why:

The Salvation Army provides close to a thousand individuals every year the opportunity to learn music in the Portland Metro area. Music is an integral aspect of its ministry and has been known for its brass bands for over a century. These programs provide services that schools are cutting or reducing, making it hard for kids to learn these skills. The problem is the lack of instruments for every person, the quality of instruments, and funds. Take an insider’s look at the difference music makes in the lives of people and see why it is important to help support the music programs at the “Fill The Drum” Benefit Concert this Friday, featuring an iconic Salvation Army Brass Band. There is no band like this for hundreds of miles.

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


BENEFIT CONCERT DETAILS:

“Fill The Drum” – A Benefit Concert for Salvation Army Music Programs Feat. Iconic Salvation Army Brass Band

Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 7PM

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

FREE concert featuring 36 incredible brass band musicians that make up The Salvation Army Territorial Staff Brass Band! 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.

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.



More Inforamtin on the "Fill the Drum" Benefit Concert:

(Portland, OR) October 9, 2012 – 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.

Click on this link "Fill The Drum" to make a donation to this fund.

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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