Dan Ross and the Salvation Army TexasGulf Coast
Area Band and Timbrels
Television Appearances

Hear Great Salvation Army Brass Bands on your computer. While waiting for the music to start, scroll down the page to read my histroy with the Salvation Army.

March - On Parade

Wellington Citadel Band - New Zealand

On Parade is a great march featuring lyrics by Joy Webb. The Mexican officer that led us on our trip inside Mexico requested that we play On Parade. The first time we played this march in public was in the Federal Prison in Mexico.


In the Houston Area, our television appearances were made in support of the Kettle effort.
For these TV spot, we only used the bandsmen who lived in Houston or within a few miles.
There were always children there to put coins in the buckets for the TV spots. The spots were broadcast on Saturday when there was plenty of traffic on the sidewalks and streets. They were then broadcast on Sunday when downtown Houston was entirely empty and all of the stores were closed.

 In addition to local on the street with the kettle shots, we also were televised from "The Great Caruso." This is a fantastic restaurant in Houston that served a choice of two meals: Prime Rib or Chicken. We played two sets every night for a couple of weeks before Christmas. In between sets, we were provided with the best food you can find in Houston. "The Great Caruso" has a musical program along with the meals with fantastic vocal soloists providing musical entertainment throughout the meal.

We were also televised from a bandstand built in a mall for us in Orange, Texas.

In addition to television, we broadcast a Christmas program on the radio in Orange, Texas, which was where Bob Clemons was stationed. We were on the steps of City Hall which was closed for the day and the radio show was broadcast out of a Volkswagon bus. In between musical selections, the show's host would talk to Cpt. Clemons about the Kettle program.

On television in Reynosa, Mexico, we followed a singing cowboy show.
I love Mexican music and Mariachi bands. These guys were pretty good. Television in Reynosa was "interactive." If the audience liked what was going on, they would call in and the station manager would keep the show going until the calls stopped.

 As we waited for the set to be removed from the studio, we got acquainted with the Mexican Officers and studio crew.


 The show following the band's concert was a clown. He was extremely popular. He wanted to meet everybody in the band and get pictures with everybody.


Back to the Band Crest.........Next Television

 Visit Salvationist.org. Register to find old friends. Tell which Salvation Army corps you have attended in the past and now. Your friends will be able to find you. We've found friends we hadn't seen in thirty years within minutes after registering.

 Visit the website of

The War College of The Salvation Army

in Vancouver, Canada

Just 120 miles or so north of The Seattle Temple Corps.

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 Tell your Salvation Army friends about this website. Chapter Ten about our Seattle Temple Corps Experience is going to be very interesting, but you have to read every chapter in order to understand Chapter 10. You won't be disappointed.

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