NEWS RELEASE · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2013
The Salvation Army School of Music and Arts accepting applications for fall semester!
The Chattanooga Salvation Army School of Music and Arts (SOMA) was founded in 2001 to serve low income students in the Brainerd community. SOMA serves public, private and home school students throughout the Chattanooga Area. Trained and experienced instructors teach selected music and art skills and provide activities, resources and incentives that motivate each young person to achieve success now and in the future. Learning to play music instills self-discipline, builds self-esteem, increases self-confidence and encourages leadership.
Instruction takes place each Tuesday evening at 6:00 PM beginning on August 20th. Students take a major class depending on school grade and select two of four 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 include Guitar, Percussion, Piano and Art. Art classes cover a wide range and variety of media.
The sixteen week semester costs $50 per student. To sponsor a child or to register visit www.csarmy.org . For more information contact Kimberly George at 423-503-1801 or by email to Kimberly_George@uss.salvationarmy.org .
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.
For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org