Salvation Army In Harlem Needs Your Help To Keep Youth Orchestra Performing

December 13, 2018

CBS reports that sixty-five children are all geared up to make a joyful noise, just in time for the holidays. They’re a part of the Salvation Army Phil Ramone Orchestra for Children.

But, they’re at risk of going silent.

This orchestra is not just about music. It’s about bringing hope and inspiration to these aspiring musicians.

“They’ve been through a lot, all of them, and we at the Salvation Army try our best to help them,” envoy Ken Burton told CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez on Thursday.

Burton has been running the music program for the Salvation Army in Harlem since its inception in 2011. The orchestra was co-founded by the Salvation Army and by 14-time Grammy winner Ramone, who wanted to bring the opportunity play an instrument to young people who might not otherwise have the means.

Since Ramone’s passing in 2013, the orchestra has struggled to maintain funding to keep the program afloat. And now it is asking the public to donate money or instruments, so the children can continue to realize their full potential.

“I understand the purpose. I’m grateful for Mr. Burton and all the teachers. I just want to help him … help him reach his goal of reaching out to children and helping them become a better version of themselves,” student Lisbeth Martinez Figueroa said.

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Harlem World Magazine, 2521 1/2 west 42nd street, Los Angeles, CA, 90008, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

The orchestra will be playing a benefit Christmas concert at the Salvation Army Temple Corp Community Center in Harlem on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 7 p.m.

To donate to the Salvation Army, please click here.

Click here to read the entire article.

We're your source for local coverage, we count on your support. SUPPORT US!
Your support is crucial in maintaining a healthy democracy and quality journalism. With your contribution, we can continue to provide engaging news and free access to all.
accepted credit cards

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Articles