Two college-age Salvation Army band members participated in the Tournament of Roses Parade.

West Palm Beach, Florida (January 18, 2022) – Two West Palm Beach musicians from The Salvation Army’s Florida Brass Band participated in the Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 2022, in Pasadena, California. Trombone player, Lensky Petion, and Bradley Calixsti, who plays the cornet, were selected to join other musicians from across the country and the world as part of The Salvation Army’s Tournament of Roses Band. This was the 98th consecutive year that a Salvation Army Band marched in the Parade.

Lensky and Bradley were introduced to their respective instruments after their families began attending The Salvation Army Corps (church) in West Palm Beach. Both developed their skills through the weekly and summer music program offered at the church, and the summer music conservatory program at Camp Keystone offered by the Salvation Army’s Florida Divisional Music and Arts department. The college-aged musicians were chosen by Adely Charles, the Florida divisional music and arts director and bandmaster of the Florida Divisional Band, with full support from bandmaster Frankie Peynado, their local music leader and Lieutenants Denzell and Erika McClain their local officers (pastors).

For millions of people around the world, the Tournament of Roses Parade is an iconic New Year’s Day tradition. The Parade has a long and storied history reaching back to the end of the 19th century. The Pageant traveled 5 ½ miles down Colorado Blvd. and featured four types of entries: floral-decorated floats entered by a participating corporation, non-profit organization or municipality, equestrian units, bands, and Tournament entries.

The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band has marched in the Rose Parade since 1920. The Band is noted for spreading awareness of The Salvation Army’s charitable work to a broader audience for over 100 years. This was the first time that members of the West Palm Beach Salvation Army’s Brass band were selected to play in the parade.

 

For more information, to volunteer, and/or make a financial contribution to The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County please contact Frank Marangos, Director of Development and Communications at 561.686.3530 and/or visit www.salvationarmypalmbeachcounty.org. Facebook information can be found by searching for @salarmypbco.

Leisa and Chip Hall, area commanders for The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, were dressed Monday as Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Little Red Schoolhouse at Phipps Ocean Park.

A group of students from The Salvation Army’s Northwest Community Center in West Palm Beach visited the Little Red Schoolhouse at Phipps Ocean Park as part of the charity’s annual Angel Tree Program.

Twelve children, ages 7-9, visited the schoolhouse. The Monday event helped launch the distribution of nearly 8,000 Christmas gifts to local children, according to the Salvation Army. The children were greeted by teenage trumpeters and Chip and Leisa Hall, area commanders for The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, who dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, USA, September 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Palm Beach art enthusiasts will launch a fine art design competition on October 1, 2021. Under the direction of eminent local art consultant Wendy Fritz, South Florida artists are invited to share their creative interpretation of one or more of the five Core Values of The Salvation Army: (1) Passion, (2) Compassion, (3) Uplifting, (4) Brave, (5) Trustworthy. A sixth category will include an art design that commemorates the Centennial Anniversary of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County.

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About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County:

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 98 years.

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County invites you to share your work by participating in the 2022 Centennial Card Set Design Competition celebrating the 100th Anniversary of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach.

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About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County:

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 98 years.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, USA, September 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Palm Beach art enthusiasts will launch a fine art design competition on October 1, 2021. Under the direction of eminent local art consultant Wendy Fritz, South Florida artists are invited to share their creative interpretation of one or more of the five Core Values of The Salvation Army: (1) Passion, (2) Compassion, (3) Uplifting, (4) Brave, (5) Trustworthy. A sixth category will include an art design that commemorates the Centennial Anniversary of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County.

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About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County:

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 98 years.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, USA, September 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Palm Beach art enthusiasts will launch a fine art design competition on October 1, 2021. Under the direction of eminent local art consultant Wendy Fritz, South Florida artists are invited to share their creative interpretation of one or more of the five Core Values of The Salvation Army: (1) Passion, (2) Compassion, (3) Uplifting, (4) Brave, (5) Trustworthy. A sixth category will include an art design that commemorates the Centennial Anniversary of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County.

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About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County:

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 98 years.

Art Competition will commemorate Centennial Anniversary of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County.

West Palm Beach, Florida (September, 2021) – Palm Beach art enthusiasts will launch a fine art design competition on October 1, 2021.  Under the direction of eminent local art consultant Wendy Fritz, South Florida artists are invited to share their creative interpretation of one or more of the five Core Values of The Salvation Army: (1) Passion, (2) Compassion, (3) Uplifting, (4) Brave, (5) Trustworthy.  A sixth category will include an art design that commemorates the Centennial Anniversary of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County.

The competition is accepting sculpture, photography and mixed-media applications. A $3,500 cash prize will be awarded to the first-place winner. The remaining five honorees will each receive $1,500.  A Centennial Anniversary Celebration gift card box will honor the award-winning artwork. The six award winners will be announced in early December and a Grand Reception will be held at the Findlay Galleries in Palm Beach on February 24, 2022 featuring the artists and their winning artwork.

“We are very excited to launch this competition and give artists a chance to showcase their talent,” said Palm Beach Area Commander, Major James Hall. “It will be an important step to promote artists from South Florida.”

Apart from Wendy Fritz and distinguished art advisor, curator, and Co-Chair Catherine McCulloch, who have agreed to oversee the competition, awards ceremony, and grand reception, the Committee for the Centennial Art Competition includes a panel of diverse judges recognized in their respective field and active in the South Florida art community. They include Beth Rudin DeWoody, local Art Collector and well-known Curator and Philanthropist; Ghislain D’Humieres, Director of The Norton Art Museum; Sybille Welter, Director of Public Art and Culture of West Palm Beach; Vincent Ricardel, noted photographer and artist; and Carol Prusa, artist and Professor at Florida Atlantic University.

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, among the largest global nonprofit providers of social services to people living in impoverished communities around the world, will be celebrating its Centennial Anniversary next year. The organization has locally helped countless Palm Beach County individuals and families overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services since 1922.

For more information, please visit The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County/or contact Jutta Kassatly, Event Planner for The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County at (631) 953-3501 or at jutta.kassatly@uss.salvationarmy.org. Facebook information can be found by searching for @salarmypbco.

 

About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County – The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 99 years.


About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County:

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 98 years.