TMI Travel and Webcast Info

Arrival and Departure Information:

Departure:
We will be leaving for TMI from Camp Heart O’ Hills on Saturday, July 22ND. Please plan to arrive at camp at 1:00 PM on this day. Please eat lunch before you arrive, as we are not providing it. The bus will be leaving at 1:30 PM. If you are planning on making your own travel arrangements to TMI, please let DMD Andrew Barrington know.

Meals:
Delegates will be responsible for their own meals while traveling. They will need to purchase one meal on the way there and one on the way back. 

Health History and Photo Release Forms:
All delegates must have a health history and permission waiver form turned in at registration.  The forms can be found below:

Return:
We will return to Camp Heart O' Hills on Monday, July 31st between 6:30 and 7:00 PM.

Webcast:
To view the program, log on to:
http://youtube.com/salarmysouth

(remember that all times are Central Time Zone)

Thursday, July 27 - 8:00 PM
PREVIEW CONCERT

Saturday, July 29 - 7:15 PM
AWARDS CEREMONY

Saturday, July 29 - 8:00 PM
SOLO RECITAL

Sunday, July 30
FINAL CONCERTS
Part #1 - 3:00 PM
Part #2 - 6:30 PM

Events open to the public to attend
Thursday, July 27 - 8:00 PM
PREVIEW CONCERT

Saturday, July 29 - 7:15 PM
AWARDS CEREMONY

Saturday, July 29 - 8:00 PM
SOLO RECITAL

Sunday, July 30
FINAL CONCERTS
Part #1 - 3:00 PM
Part #2 - 6:30 PM

Venue: Camp Hoblitzelle Chapel

Posted on July 18, 2017 .

Conservatory Final Recital, Farewell, and Graduation

We would love to invite you and your soldiers to be with us for an exciting weekend of Salvation Army festivities!  Please be reminded of the following:

  • Thursday, July 13, 2017 - AOK Conservatory of Music and Arts Final Recital - Camp Heart O' Hills Conference Center at 8:15 P.M. (Casual)
  • Friday, July 14, 2017 - AOK Divisional Candidates Farewell - Camp Heart O' Hills Gymnasium at 7:00 P.M. (Full Uniform)
  • Saturday, July 15, 2017 - AOK Conservatory of Music and Arts Graduation - Camp Heart O' Hills Gymnasium at 10:00 A.M. (Summer Uniform)

If you have not already reserved a room at Camp Heart O' Hills for this weekend we regret to inform you that there are no available rooms left.  Below, please find numbers of hotels in Tahlequah that may be available to you:

  • Days Inn and Suites (918) 456-7800
  • Holiday Inn Express (918) 506-4545
  • Rodeway Inn (918) 458-1818

 

We really look forward to seeing you soon.  Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

 

God bless,


Andrew Barrington
Divisional Music Director

Posted on July 12, 2017 .

AOK Divisional Band in Fort Smith

The Arkansas and Oklahoma Divisional Band was privileged to put on a concert in Fort Smith, AR on May 13th. The band was hosted by the Fort Smith Corps and Majors Johnny and Kathy Poff. 

After a late rehearsal at Camp Heart O' Hills the night before, the Divisional Band arrived in Fort Smith for the concert. Beginning at 1:00 PM, the band played in the beautiful setting of the Riverfront Park. The concert opened with a rousing piece called "St. Francis", by William Himes. From there, the band moved into a wide range of repertoire, including "The Great Physician" by Dudley Bright, "Gift for His Altar" by Leslie Condon, and culminating with "Call of the Righteous", also by Leslie Condon. The crowd was also treated to a fantastic Flugal/Trumpet solo called "Blessed Assurance" by Stephen Bulla. The solo was played expertly by Dr. Ryan Sharp, the principle cornetist in the Divisional Band. 

Our departing members: Anthony Barrington, Sgt. Victor Estudiante, and Captain Claudia Roseno

We were blessed by a scripture reading from Lt. Brittany Carr and the testimony of Sgt. Victor Estudiante. There was also a bittersweet moment as the band said farewell to three members. Sgt. Victor Estudiante, Captain Claudia Roseno, and Bandsman Anthony Barrington are all moving on other endeavors. Sgt. Estudiante and his wife are entering the Evangeline Booth College in Atlanta, GA to become Salvation Army officers. Captain Claudia Roseno and her family are also moving to Atlanta, where she and her husband will Candidates' Secretaries. Anthony Barrington is embarking on an exciting new step in his life, as he has been accepted by the Juilliard School of Dance, Drama, and Music! Anthony will be studying trumpet, and we could not be more proud of his accomplishments.  All of these members have been very important to the music programs of the AOK division. Though we are sad to see them go, we know they will continue in ministry and in excellence when they leave us.

After the concert, the band was treated to a fantastic BBQ put on by Major Johnny Poff and the Fort Smith corps. We thank the corps and Majors Poff for their support and for making all of the arrangements for this concert. The band had a fantastic time ministering to the community and fellowshipping with the Fort Smith corps, and we look forward to our next visit!

Photo Credits: Crystal Mastandrea

Posted on May 16, 2017 .