National Capital Band Supports Major Hunger Conference

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by brasscrest, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    The National Capital Band of The Salvation Army (Bandmaster James Anderson) supported Hunger No More: An Interfaith Convocation, held at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC on Monday, 6 June 2005. The convocation, held on the eve of National Hunger Awareness Day, brought together more than 40 US religious leaders representing traditions including Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Hebrew, and others. The common goal, to end hunger both inside the United States and throughout the world, was discussed during meetings held during the day. In the evening, a multi-faith worship service was held in the National Cathedral. The main speaker for the evening was the Anglican archbishop of Capetown, South Africa, Most Rev. Njongonkulu W. H. Ndungane.

    As The Salvation Army was a participant group in the convocation, the National Capital Band was asked to provide prelude and postlude music for the worship service. Seated in the choir of the cathedral, the band was witness to an convicting, challenging and inspiring evening. The congregation, which filled the nave of the Cathedral, was challenged to work for the abatement of hunger in their local communities and support world hunger relief both politically and financially.

    For more on this event, and other items about Salvation Army bands, please visit the news section of The Brass Crest,