Salvation Army Hits High Note With Kids Camp [GALLERY]

By: Andy Alcock
By: Andy Alcock

By Andy Alcock
July 25, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - The Salvation Army is known for its brass bands.

A group of 25 students from low income families who might not otherwise be able to attend camp are learning music and arts.

"Just to think two months ago they came to us and they had no clue about music," said Captain Julio Da Silva of the Salvation Army.

But thanks to the efforts of staff consisting of mainly college students, donations from the community including the city of Tallahassee and the Leon County School system, 25 children performed for the Salvation Army's advisory board, including WCTV's own Shonda Knight.

The performances included brass and keyboard solos, dancing and even a young guitarist and soloist performing AC/DC's :"Back in Black".

The Salvation Army plans to start a performing arts after school program when it moves to its new location on Allen Road.

The goal is to also expand next year's summer camp to 50 children.

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