Dan Ross and the Salvation Army Texas Gulf 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 history with the Salvation Army.

This Is My Story

Flint Citadel Band - Michigan, USA


Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.


This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.


Perfect submission, all is at rest;
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.



The Salvation Army Texas Gulf Coast Area Band and Timbrels

on Television in Mexico

 The Performer that followed the Band and Timbrels wanted to pose with everybody. He was very friendly and gracious. The tall fellow in the back is Captain Bob Clemons, Bandmaster of the Salvation Army Texas Gulf Coast Area Band.

After the "Cowboy" set was removed, we began setting up
for our concert broadcast.


 On this trip, I was playing trombone. The fellow standing next to me lived in Tyler, Texas. He would drive several hundred miles every weekend for band practice and stay overnight in Houston with relatives. He was a retired officer and had played in MANY Salvation Army Bands and musical groups outside the Army. One day, while playing a trombone solo (in his youth), he lost control of his slide and it went shooting off the stage out into the audience leaving him unable to complete the solo.

The timbrels were a favorite to the television audience.

 While we were playing, the audience would call the TV station and ask for "More tambourines." Our first appearance on television in Reynosa, the station kept getting phone calls so they kept us on for over an extra half hour or more. Just as we thought we were through, the Mexican Major would be interviewed again and the station manager would tell the bandmaster, "We're still getting phone calls asking for more music. Keep playing." The BM was really getting exasperated. He was tired of waving his arms around. It was already our third or fourth appearance for the day and we were late for our next appearance, but we kept playing.


We played a lot of marches and this timbrel action could only be considered a cardio-vascular workout.

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 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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