Bristol-Easton Band in Concert
April 13, 2012
Report by Dr. Harold Burgmayer
The Bristol Easton Band, one of the Salvation Army’s finest corps
bands shared an outstanding concert at in Scranton on Friday evening, April 13,
2012. All members of the band serve each Sunday in a Salvation Army worship
center in the east of England and are under the direction of Nathan Cole.
Having touring the USA Southern territory, the Bristol Easton Band headed north
to Scranton, before complete their tour to several venues in New Jersey and New
Our congratulations to Major Bea Connell, then the Scranton corps officer,
for her unflagging efforts, that nearly filled the historic Mellow Theater in
Scranton. The Bristol Easton Band members noted that the majority of folks were
experiencing their first Salvation Army band concert. The band responded with a
varied and meaningful program, including Paul Sharman’s
”Purpose,” the foot-taping show style offerings of Kevin Larsson,
an African-based version of “They Shall Come from the East,” as
well the concluding suite of Celtic offerings. Excellent flugelhorn, trombone
and euphonium solos added interest and balance to the attractive program.
Devotional selections gave the executive officer several opportunities to
explain the mission of The Salvation Army and invite folks to visit The
Salvation Army in Scranton.
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