Bellshill Salvation Army Band was formed in 1921 and has consistently supported and enhanced the worship and ministry of the corps, which is located in the West of Scotland. The present band, under the leadership of Bandmaster Yvonne Ferguson, maintains a very busy and effective schedule, presenting the gospel in its musical ministry within the corps and through Open Air witness, hospital ministry, visits to local churches, participation in divisional meetings and visits to other army centres. The band also undertakes a regular programme of fundraising for deserving causes through its annual Music for a Christmas Evening and Music for a Summers Evening concerts recent beneficiaries have included the Mathare Kosovo Salvation Army Community School in Nairobi, Kenya, the East & West Scotland Divisions Summer School, the Teenage Cancer Trust, St Andrews Hospice and the Salvation Armys Ukraine Vision of Hope Mission 2018. This is the bands fifth CD.
The band personnel reflect various walks of life, including education, health, local government, retail, hospitality and industry, as well as those enjoying their retirement years. There are also a number of students and young people in the band, the majority being the product of the Young Peoples Corps at Bellshill, which is very much a vibrant, growing and family-orientated corps. Members of the band also hold a wide range of local officer positions within the corps.
The band looks forward with optimism to the opportunities for ministry which continue to open up for us as we seek to preach the gospel through our music. We endeavour, as a group of Christian people, to use the collective and individual talents that we have to extend the Kingdom. We are, as the bands motto pro causa optima translates, playing for the best reason of all.
We pray that you will enjoy the music presented on this CD but, above all, that you will be blessed, challenged and inspired.
|1||Call of the Gospel||Martin Cordner||3.53|
|2||Deep Harmony||Parker arr. Roy Newsome||3.33|
|3||Jubilance||William Himes||Cornet Soloist - Alex Ramsay||8.55|
|4||Lift up your Voice||Stephen Bulla||2.29|
|5||Euphony||Robert Redhead||Euphonium Soloist - Chris Shanks||7.46|
|6||I Love you, Lord||Laurie Klein arr. Howard Davies||4.40|
|8||Time and Eternity||Ivor Bosanko||Cornet - Alex Ramsay and Euphonium - Chris Shanks||6.37|
|9||The Adventurers||Martin Cordner||7.14|
|10||Hide me now||Reuben Morgan arr. Paul Sharman||3.23|
|12||The Prayer||Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster arr. Frank Bernaerts||4.54|