The Buenos Aires division of the Salvation Army will welcome a brass band from Texas next weekend in a series of free concerts for the community, running from May 24-28.
Texas Brass, “the premier youth brass ensemble of the Texas Division,” is made up of 40 members ages 14-30, who are all part of their local Salvation Army Church.
According to their website, “Texas Brass has been privileged to have the opportunity to minister in many places, sharing the gospel message through concerts, parades and music camps both in the USA and abroad.”
The band travelled to Mexico in 2017 to take part in the Salvation Army’s 80th Anniversary Congress celebrations in Mexico City. This will be their first visit to Argentina.
“They are coming here to show people their music and a bit about the gospel,” said Evangelina Fernández, editor of the Salvation Army’s magazine, El Salvacionista.
The weekend will kick off with a performance at Cuerpo Central on May 24 at 8pm.
Texas Brass will hold several concerts on Saturday and Sunday, including an open-air event at Plaza Miserere on May 26 at 4pm. On Monday, May 27, the band will travel to Hogar Eliasen, a nursing home in Quilmes, to play for its residents. They will wrap up the day at St. George’s College, a private Christian boarding school also located in the Quilmes neighbourhood.