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Territorial Youth Band meets in Del Oro Division

Members of the Territorial Youth Band at the Jelly Belly Factory with Mr.  Jelly Belly.Photo by Derek Helms

Members of the Territorial Youth Band at the Jelly Belly Factory with Mr.
Jelly Belly.Photo by Derek Helms

Young musicians provide ministry through music.

By Derek Helms

The 33-member Western Territorial Youth Band (TYB) recently met in Sacramento, Calif., for a ministry weekend in the Del Oro Division. The band, led by Bandmaster Richey Opina and Executive Officer and Territorial Youth Secretary Captain Roy Wild, represents every division in the West.

The TYB visited the Jelly Belly factory where they performed and received a private tour before an evening concert at the Suisun City Kroc Corps Community Center.

The band played a variety of music including David Dickinson’s xylophone solo, “A Victor’s Palm,” “Morning Star,” “The Name” and “Mighty God.” The highlight was “Faith Reborn,” a Leslie Condon selection commemorating the faithfulness of God through the story of The Salvation Army Boys’ Home in Seoul, Korea, which was lost during the Korean War.

On Sunday morning, the TYB participated at the Sacramento Citadel Corps. “He leadeth me” was the basis for the selection “By His Hand,” a reminder of the importance of God’s presence in one’s life.

To conclude the weekend, the congregation and band joined in William Himes’ arrangement of “Amazing Love.”

“It was a good time for the band to really gel as a group,” said TYB member Bee Bryant. “It was also great to visit Sacramento Citadel and see retired officers who had connections to many of the band members.”

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