Every now and again a thread appears on tMP (see Besson thread) which then brings out some open anti-Salvation Army feelings. Why do some people have such views? I'm looking for an explanation and not offering this thread as a further opportunity to slag them off.
Killamarsh are visiting Scotland in May and we have been invited to play a concert at the Motherwell Salavation Army hall - tickets are being sold locally and all funds raised are going to them. Our visit is being organised by a band member who took up banding there and also first met his wife there some 25 years ago. Having listened to some superb SP&S music played at Butlins recently we have bought a number of pieces for inclusion in our programme in Scotland - Joy, Peace & Happiness, In Perfect Peace, Procession to Covenant and Mid All the Traffic.
Now, at our last rehearsal we ran through this music in preparation for our concert and as we've already put aside half the programme we had a 100% rehearsal on SP&S music.
We had a couple of guest players at the rehearsal and the comments from both were fairly negative - "I thought we were going to have a pray at the end of the practice" and another comment to the effect that they weren't particularly keen on SA music.
I personal find that kind of intolerance of others difficult to understand - the majority of our band clearly agreed with the fact that this music was excellent and they had no problems with our including it in our programme - some of this music will be in our other concerts this year, not just the SA one.