USA East Music BULLETIN - WINTER 2019/20 - ISSUE 4 - Page 16

Copenhagen TEMPLE BAND VISIT EMPIRE STATE DIVISION By Jaye Jones, Schenectady Citadel, EMP OCTOBER 13-19, 2019 — On Sunday, October 13th, the Copenhagen Temple Band found themselves on the platform of Schenectady Citadel for Holiness Meeting to begin their weeklong tour of beautiful upstate New York. The band, under the direction of B/M Jens Hansen, led the Spirit filled meeting with the morning message shared by Major Hanne Wahl. From Schenectady the band found themselves traveling across the state Monday morning to Niagara Falls, NY. The band had the opportunity for sightseeing in the afternoon and presented a well - supported concert in the evening at the local corps. Other locations the band visited throughout the week were, the local mall and Adult Rehabilitation Center in Syracuse, Rochester Liberty Pole Way Corps, Ithaca Corps, Canandaigua Corps and our monthly Divisional Music and Arts rehearsal at Long Point Camp. The band split up between our DYMA (Divisional Youth Music & Arts) Band and Empire Brass for a wonderful time of Army fellowship, encouragement and music. The day culminated with an exciting Divisional Music and Arts Celebration with over 350 people attending! The Temple Band was in great form and thrilled the young people and visitors with two items from their soloists. The band’s cornet soloist, Mark Hansen, played “Silver Threads” (S.H. Boddington) and bass trombonist Mikael Jakshoj, shared the swing solo “Joshua” (M. Thomas). Empire Chorus, Empire Timbrels, DYMA Chorus and the Utica Citadel Dancers all took part in the rest of the celebration. The division is thankful to the band for their visit and encouragement to the musicians and friends of the great Empire State Division! ■ 16 • USA EAST MUSIC BULLETIN | W I N T E R 2019/20 W W W. M U S I C . S A CO N N E C T S . O R G