Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Salvation Army Celebrating 70th Anniversary

I took the post card when I was in college after the meeting. Here are some history about the army band.

The Salvation Army Perth Fortress Band, Australia

"Perth Fortress Band was formed in 1892 and since then has forged a reputation as one of the Salvation Army's finest brass band in the world.

The band has always maintained a high standard with regard to deportment, musical excellence, and Christian ethics, and this has resulted in being recognized, locally, nationally and internationally.

The band has traveled extensively within the country and overseas in 1981 to Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

The current bandmaster is Gareth Macdonald, a gifted young musician who provides direction both musically and spiritually to this talented group of musicians.

The band members who consist of about 35 players are excited at the prospect of visiting Malaysia again as part of the 70th Anniversary Celebration of the Salvation Army in Penang and Kuala Lumpur.

Perth Fortress Band, under the leadership of Major Barry Casey, looks forward to sharing the music with the people of Malaysia during the visit."

Below are the schedule of their performance in Penang.

24 May, Sat
2.00pm St Xavier Institution, Farquhar Street
8.00pm New World Park, Burmah Road.

25 May, Sun
10.30am The Salvation Army, Penang Corps, 53 Perad Rd.
3.30pm Gurney Plaza, Gurney Drive.

26 May, Mon
8.00pm Fund Raising Dinner, Dewan Holy Spirit Island Glades (by invitation only)
click here for more info about the Salvation Army

I will be following my school band for a workshop on Saturday at SXI. I don't have much information about it yet. Waiting for my junior to tell me more on Thursday. Anyway, as I heard from them, they will combine with the Salvation Army Band to perform on Sunday night. This I am not quite sure and still waiting for information.

I will be at New World Park as well if the time is enough. So for those who interested about that. Meet you there at 8pm

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