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Welcome to USA East Music

Derek Lance
Music Secretary

Music in the corps enhances the worship experience and enriches the lives of those who participate in it.

We encourage each corps to develop an active and diverse music program. Please talk to your divisional music director for ways to strengthen your existing programs or start new ones.

God bless.


Worship Arts Convocation 2017

Please join us March 10-12, 2017, for the 2017 Worship Arts Convocation featuring special guest Major Danielle Strickland. The convocation will be most beneficial to music and arts leaders, corps officers, local officers and those leading worship in Salvation Army commands. We will focus on worship with artistic expressions such as instrumental/brass band, vocal/songsters, dance, drama, worship team, visual arts, media/tech, worship planning and prayer. Click on the poster image for more information on the weekend.


Star Search 2017
Test Pieces Announced

Click on the Star Search logo above to view the list of test piece music for Star Search 2017.


Divisional Spotlight
Divisional Musicamps/Conservatories

Music camps are happening around the territory throughout the summer. Please support our young people and attend the musicamp or conservatory finale concerts in your local division. Click here for the list of opportunities in your area.

Guitar Center Donation

Guitar Center has made a $5 million dollar donation to the Salvation Army in the United States. This donation has been divided up between the 4 territories to be distributed to the divisions. As you can see from the photo of just the Eastern Territory warehouse, sorting out this donation is a massive understaking. Doug Berry has been working hard to get it all sorted and to the divisions so that it can be used to benefit the music programs.


New Jersey Division Spotlight
Yorkminster Visit to Montclair

The Yorkminster Citadel music forces invaded the Montclair Citadel Corps for a great weekend of music and worship. Vernon Post reports on this Friendly Invasion.


Singing Stars
2015 Weekend Report

Please support the Singing Stars by attending the festival at the Montclair Citadel Corps in Montclair, NJ. We will also have with us Marjory Watson as a guest soloist. Please check the Singing Stars web page for the list of participants.

The premiere Singing Stars event was held at Star Lake Lodge in NJ, October 9 - 11, 2015. 40 young people, aged 13 -21 from across the Eastern Territory of the Salvation Army attended. Read our weekend report and plan to attend the 2016 Singing Stars Weekend on October 7 - 10, 2016. Contact your Divisional Music Director for more information.

News Feature
RSA Remembered...

RSA Remembered...

Salvationist has graciously granted us permission to reproduce their recent article remembering Ray Steadman-Allen. View it here.


The Salvation Army Lass



Greater New York Spotlight
2014 Year in Review


Visit the Greater New York Music website for reports on past events and information on future music events.


Massachusetts Spotlight
Tournament of Roses Parade

Salvationist, Future All-Star, and Star Lake Musicamper Abby Irwin recently joined Salvationists from around the country to participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade this past New Year. Click to read her account of the event. If you'd like to be a part of this great event, please contact your Divisional Music Director for more information.


Profile 36
The Music of David Catherwood

Profile 36 will feature the music of David Catherwood. Join the Greater New York division at the Centennial Memorial Temple for this great musical event. Visit the Greater New York Music website for reports on past events, including Profile 35, and information on future music events.


Star Lake Musicampers

Star Lake Musicampers Nick and Jonathan George in their high school band uniforms. These young men were privileged to travel to Scotland this past summer with their high school marching band.

If you are a Star Laker and have a photo of yourself in your school band, we'd be happy to see and post them.


Ray Steadman-Allen
Salvation Army Music Composer


Philip Smith Retires
from New York Philharmonic

Philip Smith, who has been the principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic for the last 36 years, grew up in the Salvation Army music program. Read about his career and musical influence in this article published online by New Yorker magazine.


Bandmaster Howard Evans

Salvationist has graciously granted us permission to reproduce their recent interview. View it here.


Philip Cobb

Salvationist has graciously granted us permission to reproduce their recent interview. View it here. In addition, B/M Ronald Waiksnoris interviewed Philip in 2008 and that video interview is available here.


Eastern Territorial Songsters
with Old Orchard Beach Songsters


Now Available!
National Creative Arts Curriculum

Click on the covers to explore a sample
of this exciting new curriculum.


Now Available!
New York Brass Sextet Journal
Volume 9


Anita Cocker Hunt Receives
NABBA President's Citation

We are proud to announce that in early 2013, B/M Anita Cocker Hunt, Divisional Music Director for the SWONEKY Division, was honored by the North American Brass Band Association with their President's Citation. Click the photo to read the citation.


Greater New York Spotlight
South America West Music & Creative Arts Camp

In January of 2013, the Greater New York Music Department visited Santiago, Chile, to participate in the South America West Territory's Music & Creative Arts Camp. Click the photo or here to read more about the visit.


Saiha CO Bial SAY Songsters
Lean on Me



I Will Rejoice
Raymond Jay Livingston and Friends

Raymond's ministry continues to live through these precious shared moments. Christian relationships are built on a promise that they abide for eternity. I Will Rejoice is a clarion reminder that Raymond Livingston's musical ministry, and his friendships, are timeless. Click the album cover for more information, sound clips of all tracks and to order.


Now Available!

On-line purchasing of USA East Music Publications is now available. Check out our publications and related recordings and securely purchase them on-line.


Please enjoy these musical samples of the USA East Territory. This is a sampling of recordings made by groups from our Territory including...


PENDEL Singers

Greater New York Youth Band

Montclair Citadel Band

Montclair Citadel Songsters

New Jersey Youth Band

New Sounds for Christ Ensemble


NEOSA Youth Band

If you hear something you like, please call the Supplies and Purchasing Department at 888-488-4882 or 845-620-7411 to order your CD.

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