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The Salvation Army is well-known for its music. Hadleigh Temple corps is blessed with some very good musicians and a decent sized band and songster brigade.

bandsman and childThe corps also has skillful timbrelists (tambourine players) and young people who are displaying musical skills of all sorts.

For the Salvationist, music is not an add-on or decoration; it is an integral part of worship. The primary purpose of our musical sections is to support the minsitry of the officer and the corps which seeks to encourage people to find Jesus as saviour and help the faithful in their service to God. The band and songster brigade usuallly take part in Sunday worship and the last Sunday evening of each month hosts a musical praise evening.

The picture on the left shows one of our elder bandsman, Arthur Oliver, showing a young child how to blow a cornet during the band’s Christmas carolling ministry at Sloane Square, Chelsea on 6 December 2008.