The Salvation Army To Host International Staff Band Concert in Milwaukee

Aug 21, 2019


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The Salvation Army To Host International Staff Band Concert in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE COUNTY - The International Staff Band, The Salvation Army’s finest instrumental ensemble, is coming to Milwaukee for its first time on Thursday, September 19.

The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Marcus Center's Uihlein Hall, 929 N Water St. in Milwaukee.

The band, comprised of brass and percussion players from the London, England area, will perform a wide variety of music; from marches to movie scores, and arrangements of simple hymn tunes of the church to scintillating concert items written especially for the band. 

"While the band has performed for Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace numerous times, are frequent performers at the world famous Royal Albert Hall in London and have toured the capitals of the world, this is the band’s first ever visit to Milwaukee," said Major Steve Merritt, the Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. "You will not want to miss this once in a lifetime musical event."

Tickets are free but must be reserved through the Marcus Center Box Office in person at 929 N. Water St., or by calling (414) 273-7206.

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About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human NeedsIndex.org). Locally, 87 cents of every dollar raised is used to support more than 80 programs and services.