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World Class Brass Band Offering Free Concert In Beaverton (Photo) - 04/12/17

The Salvation Army National Capital Band Concert

WHO: The Salvation Army National Capital Band from Washington D.C.

WHAT: A complimentary concert for the Beaverton community by The Salvation Army Capital band from Washington D.C., hosted by Sunset Presbyterian Church in Beaverton.


*Concert: Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 7pm at Sunset Presbyterian Church (14986 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229)

While many schools continue to reduce their arts and music programs, many grow up not ever hearing brass instrumentation short of parades or football game half-time shows. For this reason, The Salvation Army, in partnership with Sunset Presbyterian church, wish to share the wonderful experience of a well performed brass band concert with the Beaverton community. The Salvation Army hopes to encourage people of all ages to broaden their ears and discover the joy of this fine brass musical style.

For information regarding the workshop or the concert, please contact:
Jamie Hood at 971-271-3440 or

Jamie Hood can be available for interview.

For all media inquiries, please contact Lt. Jared Arnold at 503-794-3281 or 480-283-4310/


Full Release:

(Beaverton, OR) 21 April 2017 - Beaverton has been chosen by The Salvation Army National Capital Band to host a one night only complimentary concert for all to enjoy. The Salvation Army, who has a long history of performing, teaching and writing brass music all over the world, continues this tradition through their National Capital Band. This thirty person band, direct from our nation's capital in Washington D.C., will perform a lively and uplifting concert to all who wish to come and experience their unique and captivating music on Friday, 21 April 2017 at 7:00p, graciously hosted by the Sunset Presbyterian Church of Beaverton.

"We are excited to be partnering with Sunset Presbyterian Church and The Salvation Army National Capital Band, whose members include many world-class musicians, to bring this concert to the Beaverton area. The Salvation Army has always had a heavy brass band influence in their history, and it is a joy that it can be shared with everybody." --Lt. Jared Arnold, The Salvation Army

For all who enjoy wonderful, quality music, we hope to see you at Sunset Presbyterian Church, on April 21st, 2017 at 7:00p for this amazing, one night opportunity.
For more information concerning The Salvation Army National Capital Band concert at Sunset Presbyterian Church in Beaverton, please visit and click on events.

>>> "National Capital Band Concert" Weekend Details <<<

Saturday, November 12th:
Free for all ages. Doors will open at 6:00p and the concert will begin at 7:00p at Sunset Presbyterian Church (14986 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229). No reservation is required.

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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 127 countries worldwide.

For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

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About the Band
The Salvation Army tradition of brass bands goes back more than 125 years. In Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas the National Capital Band has been a part of this tradition since its formation in 1925.
Members of the band are committed Christian musicians who volunteer their time and talents. Although the band has counted some professional musicians in its ranks over the years (most of them associated with one of the several military bands based in the Nation's Capital), the vast majority of the players are amateurs, many of whom received their musical training through the Salvation Army.
The band operates on a seasonal basis, with the season running from September through May. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings at the Divisional Headquarters building on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. In a typical season, the band will participate in three ministry weekends, have several engagements around the Christmas holidays, and play various engagements in the Washington metro area, averaging about one performance a month.
For many years, the National Capital Band has enjoyed a reputation as one of the finest Salvation Army bands in the United States, and has traveled extensively throughout the US and Canada. In addition, the band has conducted several extended foreign campaigns of 10 days or more, including
-Jamaica (1974)
-New Zealand and Australia (1989)
-Scandinavia and Estonia (1991)
-Russia and Ukraine (1994)
-Switzerland and France (2007)
The band has also extended its ministry through recordings, having released ten albums since its first in 1978.
Organizationally, the band is attached to the headquarters of the National Capital and Virginia Division, based in Washington, DC. It enjoys strong support from the Divisional Commander, Lt.-Col. John Jones. The general secretary of the division, Major Andrew Kelly, serves as the Executive Officer of the band. The band is administered through the divisional music department, which is under the supervision of Bandmaster David Delaney.

For more information about The Salvation Army -- National Capital Band, please visit their website at or Like them on Facebook at for tour dates and concerts.