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Music allows the heart to sing.

The Salvation Army reconnects kids with the arts through after-school programs and summer camps.

The Salvation Army provides students with numerous opportunities to find their passion, whether it's choir, playing an instrument, writing poetry, painting, or becoming immersed in drama or dance. By funding after-school programs and hosting summer camps where kids can receive musical training and spiritual development, we give aspiring artists their start.

To find out about programs in your area, contact The Salvation Army nearest you.

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The Salvation Army nurtures the arts through:

Music Ministries

The Salvation Army introduces people of all ages to the beauty of the arts, helping them to use their talents to glorify God and bless those around them. From playing in The Salvation Army band to singing in the choir to leading Sunday worship and spreading Christmas cheer at one of our Red Kettles, we offer numerous performance opportunities and community programs for aspiring artists.

Music Camps

We help budding musicians shape their skills with summer music programs. Through extensive musical training and spiritual development, we nurture growth and inspire a future in the fine arts.
For details about this year's music camp, click here >

Arts and Education

Immersing yourself or a child in fine arts and in educational programming is a great way to lead a more fulfilling and enriching life. Some of our centers offer educational classes ranging from cooking to art classes in clay, painting and dance for youth and adults. The best part ? many of these courses are free!

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Music programs improve
graduation rates.

Schools with music programs have an estimated 90.2% graduation rate, compared with 72.9% at schools without music programs.

A $100 donation keeps a Salvation Army music program going for another week. Donate now.


Kids who take music lessons
have sharper minds.

A Stanford study shows that music engages areas of the brain involved with paying attention, making predictions, and updating events in our memory.

A $50 donation to The Salvation Army provides music lessons for one student for a month. Donate now.


Making music with others reduces risky behavior.

Students who participate in band or orchestra have the lowest levels of lifelong use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs among any group in our society.

A $50 donation to The Salvation Army provides music lessons for one student for a month. Donate now.