Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN


Contact: Kimberly George · Director of Marketing and Development Email for Info

June 13, 2013

The Salvation Army School of Music and Arts Day Camp Summer Graduation Concert at Rock City!

Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army School of Music and Arts (SOMA) Day Camp invites the community to its summer graduation concert on Friday, June 14th at 12:00 Noon. The Concert will be held at the beautiful Rock City Gardens . The campers, many of whom have never publicly performed, will proudly show off their newly-learned skills. "Studies have proven that learning how to play a musical instrument boosts children's self-esteem and makes them more self-confident, taking them further in school and in life," states Lieutenant Johnny Horton, Salvation Army officer-in-charge of the Corps Community Center in Brainerd. "This School of Music and Arts Day Camp has been a vital part of our youth programs for many years."

The Chattanooga Salvation Army School of Music & Arts Day Camp was founded in 2001 to serve as a center for providing discipline, encouraging leadership and enhancing the readiness to learn of low-income, high-risk students in the Brainerd Community. The camp teaches selected music and art skills and provides activities, resources and incentives that motivate and guide each young person to achieve success now and in the future. Recreation and day outings are also included in this camp.

Campers enroll in a major class depending on school grade and select two elective classes. The major class for Grades 3-5 is General Music Introduction and Recorder. The Grade 6-12 major class is Brass Band. Elective classes are Guitar, Percussion, Piano, and Art. Campers also have recreation, and outings.

The SOMA program is always in need of musical instruments and monetary donations. To donate instruments, call 423-756-1023 . To donate monetarily, please visit  or call 1-800-Sal-Army . For more information, contact Marketing and Development Director, Kimberly George at 423-503-1801  or by email to .

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

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