Dan Ross and the Salvation Army TexasGulf Coast Area Band

March - Golden Jubilee

Sydney Congress Hall Band - Australia


Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before.
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
Forward into battle see His banners go!
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
ye soldiers of the cross;
lift high his royal banner,
it must not suffer loss.
From victory unto victory
his army shall he lead,
till every foe is vanquished,
and Christ is Lord indeed.

This march is one of the most played marches in The Salvation Army. It's easy to play and is recognized by most people on the parade route. The TexasGulf Coast Area Timbrels played this march along with the band frequently.


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.

The Texas Gulf Coast Area Timbrel Brigade


Texas Timbrels in Mexican Federal Prison

Good Texas Girls in Prison Playing The Salvation Army Tambourine.

Texas Timbrel and band in Mexican Federal Prison

Khayla Strikes a Pose

The Euphonium player in the Officer's Uniform is the Texas Divisional Commander

Each Tambourine had ribbons attached which enhanced the whole scene.

 The Salvation Army Orders and Regulations for bands states that Salvation Army bands must be at the disposal of the Divisional Commander. Houston was the only place I've ever seen where this was true. Our band was at every annual dinner attended by the divisonal commander from around Houston to Galveston. If the Divisional Commander came anywhere near Houston, he had our band at his disposal. He included in his talks, "I love this band. It's the only one that will let me play in it." The first time he playhd in our band, he played the Bass drum at the Christmas Kettle Classic when our drummer was late. He was pretty good at it so I figured he could handle a Euphonium. He was a fast learner so we put him on Euphonium every time we went somewhere with him. The Euphonium player to his left worked at Houston Area Command. The Trombone player on your far right was in command of the Men's Social. Khalya's grandfather was that great cornet player who sat in the second row of the audience playing along with the Houston Temple Band.

Shirley, Texas Timbrel Leader

 You've got to appreciate a leader who loves her work.

With Shirley, it's "All TIMBRELS, All the Time." After seeing this article of clothing, I asked my wife to sew a pocket on my sleeve for my baton, but she refused.

This picture was taken at a picnic stop on the way to Mexico. Shirley's husband Dominic prepared the food and planned the stops on the bus trip. Even the horrifying "Dry Ice Incident" did not diminish the luster of his support for the band.

Band waiting fro concert to start

That's my little girl, Jordana Ross, the official mascot of the Texas Gulf Coast Area Band and Timbrels on a trip.

That's my wonderful wife, Bonna, 3rd from the left watching Jordana.

Jordana joined the Timbrel brigade when she was eight and played tambourine in Mexico and Texas.

Previous Timbrels.........Back to the Band Crest.........Next Timbrels

 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.

 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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