Salvation Army School Of Music And Arts Day Camp Graduation Is Friday

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Salvation Army School of Music and ArtsDay Camp invites the community to its summer graduation concert on Friday at noon.  The concert will be held at Rock City Gardens.   The campers, many of whom have never publicly performed, will show off their newly-learned skills. 

“Studies have proven that learning how to play a musical instrument boosts children’s self-esteem and makes them more self-confident, taking them further in school and in life,” states Lieutenant Johnny Horton, Salvation Army officer-in-charge of the Corps Community Center in Brainerd.  “This School of Music and Arts Day Camp has been a vital part of our youth programs for many years.” 

The Chattanooga Salvation Army School of Music & Arts Day Camp was founded in 2001 to serve as a center for providing discipline, encouraging leadership and enhancing the readiness to learn of low-income, high-risk students in the Brainerd Community. The camp teaches selected music and art skills and provides activities, resources and incentives that motivate and guide each young person to achieve success now and in the future.  Recreation and day outings are also included in this camp.  

Campers enroll in a major class depending on school grade and select two elective classes. The major class for Grades 3-5 is General Music Introduction and Recorder. The Grade 6-12 major class is Brass Band. Elective classes are Guitar, Percussion, Piano, and Art. Campers also have recreation, and outings. 

The SOMA program is always in need of musical instruments and monetary donations.  To donate instruments, call 756-1023.  To donate monetarily, visit www.csarmy.org or call 1-800-Sal-Army.  For more information, contact Marketing and Development Director, Kimberly George at 503-1801 or Kimberly_George@uss.salvationarmy.org.


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