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Month: July 2013

YP Band and Singing Company visit Germany

It was at least a year in the planning, with organisers having to overcome barriers of language and distance – but the result was a very successful week in Germany for the Young People’s Band and Singing Company of Canterbury Salvation Army. They and their adult helpers (pictured in the German sunset on the right) arrived home tonight feeling a little more weary than they had five days previously, but certainly more inspired and closer as a group. Here’s a run down of the week…

Thursday

Those walking down Canterbury High Street just before 7am on the 25th July 2013 would have seen a coach parked by the entrance to Whitehorse Lane with around 35 people loading up bags, boxes and instruments onto it. Yes, the day had finally arrived for the tour to begin – which meant an awful lot of equipment had to be loaded! (See the photo on the left.)

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Young People’s Anniversary weekend

The Young People’s Anniversary weekend of 2013 proved to be an inspirational and energetic couple of days, combining music with powerful themes of courage and crossing over – particularly appropriate with the upcoming visit of the junior musical groups to Germany in mind.

Saturday

Saturday night of the weekend saw family, friends and members of the public enjoy a concert of music from the Young People’s Band and Singing Company.

With YP Band leader Keith Woodger unable to take care of the band over the weekend at short notice, Matthew Crick stepped in. The band played brilliantly, their hard work over several weeks and months on some difficult music paying off. Carry on reading »