Remembering James Anderson
My thanks to New Frontier (vol. 28, no. 18) for the excellent tribute to Bandmaster James Anderson following his promotion to Glory. I was the corps officer of the Pasadena Tabernacle Corps while Jim served as the bandmaster from 2002 to 2004. Jim brought to his service a wonderful combination of both great musical ability and deep spiritual insight. A well-known and first class composer and conductor, he also had an impressive command of the Scriptures. Among Jim’s many characteristics, I will long remember his infectious sense of humor, command of and love for The Salvation Army songbook, encouragement of young musicians, and perhaps most of all, his genuine humility. In many ways, Jim was one of a kind and will be deeply missed by all of us who had the pleasure of being impacted by his dynamic ministry.
Edward Hill, Major