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Music Allows a Child's Heart to Sing

The Salvation Army is stepping in and providing the music and arts programs that many schools can no longer offer.

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Music and art programs are being wiped out across the U.S.

Budget cuts kill art and music programs, depriving students the joy of the arts.

Make Music Come Alive. You Can Help.

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The Salvation Army Nurtures the Arts Through:

Music Ministries

The Salvation Army introduces people of all ages to the beauty of the arts, helping them to use their talents to glorify God and bless those around them. From playing in The Salvation Army band to singing in the choir to leading Sunday worship and spreading Christmas cheer at one of our Red Kettles, we offer numerous performance opportunities and community programs for aspiring artists.

Music Camps

We help budding musicians shape their skills with summer music programs. Through extensive musical training and spiritual development, we nurture growth and inspire a future in the fine arts.

Worship Arts Retreats

Salvation Army retreats bring artists, art enthusiasts, students, officers, and local leaders together to grow together in the glory of God. In this community program, people of all backgrounds unite to explore the arts, sharpen their skills, and build bonds of friendship through a variety of activities.

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Music programs improve graduation rates.

Schools with music programs have an estimated 90.2% graduation rate, compared with 72.9% at schools without music programs.

A $100 donation keeps a Salvation Army music program going for another week. Donate now.


Kids who take music lessons have sharper minds.

A Stanford study shows that music engages areas of the brain involved with paying attention, making predictions, and updating events in our memory.

A $50 donation to The Salvation Army provides music lessons for one student for a month. Donate now.


Making music with others reduces risky behavior.

Students who participate in band or orchestra have the lowest levels of lifelong use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs among any group in our society.

A $50 donation to The Salvation Army provides music lessons for one student for a month. Donate now.


The Salvation Army reconnects kids with the arts through after-school programs and summer camps.

The Salvation Army provides students with numerous opportunities to find their passion, whether it's choir, playing an instrument, writing poetry, painting, or becoming immersed in drama or dance. By funding after-school programs and hosting summer camps where kids can receive musical training and spiritual development, we give aspiring artists their start.

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