Hey Everyone! So this month in the Central Corps of Buenos Aires (BsAs), the band, the choir, and the praise and worship team took a trip to Rosario, Argentina, which is about four hours north of BsAs city. The first evening we arrived, we performed an open air evangelical concert in the Parque Alem. It lasted about two hours and, despite being a little cold, it went really well. After the concert, several people from the audience came to talk to us asking about the brass band and the church. And three of them even joined us for the Sunday morning worship service the next day. We played again for Sunday service in the Arroyitos corps of Rosario, and afterwards we went for a small parade and marched about five or six blocks in all.
Before sharing this first band story, I should say that I’m SO glad I’m a part of the family of God! The Salvation Army truly is an international family, and I found that out very quickly after a very warm welcome from all the corps members here. They accepted me into the corps with arms wide open. And when they found out I was a musician, the band director, Omar Perez, was quick to recruit me to band and choir, where I received another warm welcome, especially from my fellow percussionists, who were happy to have the percussion section filled. These people are amazing and I definitely feel like part of the family here.