The Salvation Army, Miami Area Music Program was established for the growth of music education in the communities surrounding the four Corps/Community Centers in the Miami Area Command.

Major Tom Overton, former-Miami Area Commander, envisioned a Music Program that reach at-risk youth in these Miami communities, following The Salvation Army tradition.

Since September 5, 2004, music classes, which include theory courses and instrumental practice (brass) have been given to youngsters of Miami Citadel, Edison, Hialeah and Sunset. The program has become an opportunity for success and character building for young participants.

  • Brass instrument instructions (with theory and practice)
    Instruments: Bb Cornet, Bb Baritone, Bb Trombone, Bb Tuba, Eb Tuba etc..
  • Praise & Worship Combo instruments
    Instruments: Drums, Bass guitar, Electric/Acoustic Guitar and vocals.


The Salvation Army Miami Music Program is open to all youngsters in the community between the ages of 7 to 18 upon spot availability. In order to maintain membership in any of The Salvation Army music forces, participants must show good behavior and commit to the program’s disciplinary guidelines.

The Salvation Army Order & Regulations for Bands and Songsters
Every member of The Salvation Army music sections or groups should be acquainted with the governing orders and regulations.

1. Supreme purpose: Salvation Army bands and songster brigades exist to proclaim the Army’s message: Salvation from sin through Jesus Christ; and to accomplish the Army’s purpose: The Salvation of souls.