DMA 2019 – 2020

Information and Audition Material

Please read carefully:

For the 2019 – 2020 season of DMA, the beginner band will not start until January 2020. Therefore, for the first DMA (Sept. 13 & 14), only participants who have played an instrument in a group higher than beginner band in the previous DMA season or at MusiCamp will be registered to come and audition.

We are proud to host both the New York Staff Band and the Territorial Songsters for our Music Councils (Oct. 18 & 19). More registration and event info will be coming soon.

This year, both the Divisional Youth Band and the National Capital Band will be taking part in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA on New Year’s Day. In preparation, these two groups will rehearse at camp for two days (Nov. 1 & 2). This is not considered a DMA weekend, so no other groups need to be at camp.


Click here for DMA 2019 – 2020 Info & Audition Packet


In this packet, you will find the audition materials for brass, percussion, and creative arts.

BRASS – Come prepared to demonstrate any of the eight examples that you’ve worked on

PERCUSSION – Be prepared to demonstrate any of the Snare, Timpani, or Mallets excerpts

CREATIVE ARTS – (See creative arts section for instructions)


September 13 & 14

First DMA

October 18 & 19

Music Councils
November 1 & 2

DYB & NCB rehearsals (NO OTHER GROUPS)

December 27 – January 2

DYB & NCB Rose Bowl Parade Trip

January 10 & 11

DMA (beginner band starts)

February 7 & 8


March 6 & 7


March 13 – 15

Youth Councils

April 17 & 18

Soloist Competition and Spring Concert

Salvation Army Music Index Update

The Salvation Army Music Index has been a valuable resource for a few years now. It serves as a search database for Salvation Army published music that provides information about series, composers, and publication years. Now in February 2019, the site has received a major update both visually and functionally. For mobile users, the site has been formatted to fit both browser windows and smart phone/tablet screens. Perhaps the most substantial inclusion is the option to purchase physical and digital music copies from certain SP&S publications (Note: Prices are listed in (£) Pounds). This will be an important asset to those in music leadership positions.

January 2019

Happy New Year from the Youth & Music Department!

There’s great things coming all throughout 2019 and we’ll be keeping you updated here.

Currently, the most significant addition to the site is the Music & Arts Competition 2019  tab. If you or someone you know will be participating in the competition, be sure to check the page for the entry form, competition material, and other important details.


Upcoming Event(s)

January 11 – 12 – DMA

January  18 – 20 – Young Adult Retreat 






Coming Soon

It’s been a long year, and there’s more to come! …in 2019!

Relax and breathe.

Psalm 4:8 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone,

LORD, make me dwell in safety.