Territorial Singing Company Festival 2017

Our goal for the Territorial Singing Company Festival, is to maximize, improve and sustain corps participation and quality of singing companies in each of our ten divisions in support of the Live Music by 2020 initiative.   

Each division in the Central Territory is making plans to hold a Divisional Music Day or similar event to allow Corps Singing Companies to be evaluated publically and earn a rating of Exemplary, Accomplished or Developing. The event is being designed to be as inclusive as possible; giving an opportunity for young people to be impacted by a Salvation Army event bigger than their local corps. Consideration should be made for video adjudication or live-stream involvement for Singing Companies where distance may prevent them from attending such a festival. Below are links to the guidelines, evaluation standards and the adjudication rubric for this festival.

Singing Company is a marvelous opportunity for bridging young people and their families to the corps, and the greater Salvation Army, resulting in an increased enrollment of Junior Soldiers and followers of Christ. Our hope is that your division will be thinking long term and not make this a one-off event.

Please take note there is not one winner, but any Singing Company that earns an "Exemplary" rating will be invited to participate in the United Singing Company for the 2017 Family Congress. Each division is being asked to send a minimum of 20 Singing Company members (ages 7-16) to Congress. Each Singing Company participant will be asked to wear the Junior Soldier uniform (blue and white) for the performance on the Saturday evening program. 

Housing provisions have been made at Camp Wonderland for Singing Companies traveling from a distance. The territory will underwrite the cost of a charter bus from each division. In accordance with the Orders & Regulations, two helpers may sing and travel with the group as chaperones, in addition to the leader. For more information about your division's Singing Company Festival, contact your divisional music director. 

Divisional Singing Company Festival Dates:
Eastern Michigan
March 25, 2017
March 11, 2017
April 8, 2017
Kansas and Western Missouri
March 4, 2017
May 13, 2017
April 1, 2017
May 13, 2017
May 13, 2017
Western Michigan/Northern Indiana
May 6, 2017
Wisconsin/Upper Michigan
April 29, 2017


Singing Company Festival Guidelines

Singing Company Festival Evaluation Standards

Singing Company Festival Adjudication Rubric



Here are some great resources to use for the festival!


Children's Praise

Available for FREE at 
Ministry Toolkit

1)  All Creatures of Our God and King
2)  I'm a Soldier


Praize Jamz 2

Available for purchase at 

1)  Alive
2)  Lord, I Need You


Truths to Treasures

Available for purchase at 

1)  I Can Do All Things
2)  Praise the Lord!


Kathie Hill's All-Year-Long Songs

Available for purchase at 

1)  The Perfect Ten
2)  A Brand New Me
3)  Precious Lord, Take My Hand with Lead Me On

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