Salvation Army Today, August 29

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Please enjoy this week’s Salvation Army Today video – brought to you by The Salvation Army Southern Territory. This week’s edition focuses on a new partnership between the  Eastern Territory  and…

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Before Hit “Goldfinger,” Dame Shirley Bassey Was Singing With The Salvation Army

Monday, February 25, 2013
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Welsh music icon, Dame Shirley Bassey sang her hit “Goldfinger” at the Oscars last night in tribute to the 50th anniversary of the James Bond movie franchise and…

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The History and Impact of The Salvation Army’s Musical Ministry

Thursday, January 24, 2013

As the originator of congregational singing in church, Martin Luther felt that music was of God, not of man. So strong were his beliefs about music and worship…

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New York Staff Band Celebrates 125 Years!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

You might be surprised to learn that music is deeply rooted in the history of The Salvation Army and still plays a huge part in the organization’s everyday culture.

Why is this so? Beginning in the late 19th century, music was a method for The Salvation Army to minister to people about the Gospel. The brass instruments would grab the attention of passersby on the street!

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Salvation Army Service Plays on Compton’s Hip-Hop, Musical Roots

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

When most young people hear the word “Compton,” the first thought that comes to mind is probably related to one or more of the prolific hip-hop artists who called it home. The city of Compton maintains a rich, although troubled, legacy of rappers and DJs who hail from its storied streets.

With music in the city’s blood, the local Salvation Army has geared their newest service initiative toward this part of the community’s culture by opening a new recording studio within The Salvation Army facility. Here, anyone is welcome to come in, sit down, and express themselves in verse. While most professional recording studios charge exorbitant usage fees , The Salvation Army’s studio offers recording services and use of their state of the art equipment for very nominal costs, making it attractive to a range of clients, from those with musical career aspirations to those newly or casually exploring music and recording.

Producer K9 talks about his involvement with The Salvation Army Compton’s new recording studio and the positive impact it has on the local community. Video: The Salvation Army’s Southern California Division.

Furthermore, it provides a safe environment for at-risk youth and individuals to get off the streets and away from the temptation of gangs, drugs, and violence. While these negative influences are glorified in many popular songs today, The Salvation Army in Compton requires that music recorded in their studio be ‘clean,’ or void of promoting such vices, so that their resources serve to build others up rather than tear them down.

To learn more about this cool initiative you can read the following article from the Los Angeles Wave that provides great insight into the founding and running of The Salvation Army’s recording studio: Salvation Army serves up rhymes in new recording studio

For more information about how The Salvation Army is serving Compton, visit their website at www.salvationarmy-compton.org.

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