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
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.
Star Lake Musicamp 2014 Audition Materials Now Available!
The online registration system is now available on our Star Lake Musicamp page. Head on over and reserve your spot for this year's Musicamp with guests B/M John Lam and S/L Jane Lam. We'll look forward to seeing you there. While you're there, make sure to download the auditions and get practicing!
Star Search 2014 Territorial Finals Results
View the results for the Territorial Finals as well as the divisional Star Search events around the territory. Make sure to congratulate and encourage all the participants in your corps and division.
Interview Bandmaster Howard Evans
Salvationist has graciously granted us permission to reproduce their recent interview. View it here.
Interview 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 Everywhere
Now Available! American Band Journal Spring 2014
Easter Festival Prelude (Kenneth Downie)
Alleluias Raise! (Harold Burgmayer)
See, What a Morning (Getty/Townsend, arr. Dorothy Gates)
Loud Shroud (arr. Glenn Welch)
Now Available! National Creative Arts Curriculum
Click on the covers to explore a sample of this exciting new curriculum.
American Band Journal
Festive Fanfare - Oh, How Joyfully (David Rowsell)
Spanish Dance (Tchaikovsky, arr. Stephen Bulla)
Stella Nova (Erik Silfverberg)
March - The Joy of Christmas (James Cheyne)
Now Available! New York Brass Sextet Journal Volume 9
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.
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 this musical samples of the USA East Territory. There is a sampling of recordings made by groups from our Territory including...
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.
The Salvation Army Eastern Territory Music Department