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Metro Youth and Gospel Arts

Metro Youth Gospel Arts (MYGA) is the Metropolitan Division's collection of musical ensembles designed to foster musical and spiritual growth among the youth of The Salvation Army. Included in these ensembles are the Metro Youth Band, Metro Youth Chorus, Bramwell Brass, and Metro Youth Praise Band. Currently, each group meets monthly at different corps around the Metropolitan division. The groups perform at various divisional functions throughout the year including the annual Metro Youth Music concert, celebrating the various teaching and creative arts initiatives around the Chicago area.

MYGA Rehearsal Schedule

9:00-11:15 AM
Metro Youth Band | Bramwell Brass

11:15-11:30 AM
Devotions - All MYGA Participants

11:30 AM-12:15 PM 
Lunch - $3 per MYGA Participant

12:15-2:00 PM
Metro Youth Chorus

Auditions

Short auditions for prospective members of the Metro Youth Band and Bramwell Brass will take place at the first rehearsal on September 23. This audition will determine ensemble placement and seating.

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Bramwell Brass Metropolitan Youth Band Metropolitan Youth Chorus

*Students meeting the MYGA attendance and CMI age requirements  will receive a $100 CMI Scholarship*

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Members of MYGA will be between the ages of 12-25 and will be either junior or senior soldiers in good standing at their home corps.
  • Members of MYGA should be exemplary members of their corps YP or senior music groups wherever possible. If no corps group exists, soldiers may become
  • Members may be asked to stay in a group assuming a leadership position beyond the age of 25.
  • All members will require the endorsement of their corps officer.
  • Short auditions for prospective members of the Metro Youth Band and Bramwell Brass will take place at the first rehearsal on September 23.
  • All members must read and sign the MYGA Handbook & Application.
Read and Sign the MYGA Handbook and Application. Return on 1st rehearsal.
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