The Southern Territorial Band of The Salvation Army is embarking on a tour of the Great Smoky Mountains on Oct. 17-20. The band will be sharing in concert with two wonderful brass bands from Rome, Ga., and Chattanooga, and will be playing in the local area at Rome, Crossville, Cleveland, and Chattanooga.
The concert schedule is as follows:
• Open Rehearsal at the Ford Auditorium at Berry College – 1 p.m.
• Concert At Fellowship Baptist Church of Rome, Ga. – 7 p.m.
• Concert at United Methodist Church of Fairfield Glade, Tn. – 3 p.m.
• Concert at United Methodist Church of Fairfield Glade, Tn. – 7 p.m.
• Concert at the TN Aquarium Plaza – 12 p.m.
• Concert at Westmore Church of God of Cleveland, Tn. – 7 p.m.
• Worship at 1st Baptist Church of Chattanooga, Tn. – 10:30 a.m.
The USA Southern Territorial Band has been closely linked with the history of The Salvation Army in the Southland for eighty-six years. The Southern Territorial Band unites a geographically diverse territory made up of 15 states from Florida, north to Maryland and West Virginia, and west to Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Members, who travel hundreds of miles to meet together for rehearsals and territorial events only three or four times per year, are Salvation Army officers and soldiers currently serving each week as music and arts ministry leaders in their own local Salvation Army churches. A high caliber of musicianship and a strong motivation for an effective music and arts ministry of worship are hallmarks of these men and women.
The Jericho Brass, Chattanooga's Brass Band, is a community band formed in 1998 which has performed over 400 concerts and toured the Southeast United States, England and Ireland. Jericho will perform around 20 concerts this season in addition to small-group presentations by its outreach group, Brassworks. The director, Frank Hale, retired from Hixson High School after a long and successful career in high school bands. The band rehearses weekly, drawing highly-trained musicians from many professions, including educators, ministers, engineers, artists, and business executives. Jericho has five resident composers/arrangers, who contribute original music to the band's repertoire. Jericho Brass enjoys a close relationship to The Salvation Army. The band plays for the love of brass banding and great music.