Church of the Week: Montclair (NJ) Citadel Corps

Today's church of the week is The Salvation Army's Montclair (NJ) Citadel, at 13 Trinity Place in Montclair, NJ. When Robin and I were transferred by The Salvation Army to National Headquarters (then in Verona, New Jersey) in 1987, for the first time in our married lives we had the opportunity to choose which of many fine Salvation Army churches in the area to make our church home. We landed at Montclair, where we enjoyed fine fellowship and outstanding worship and preaching from 1987-1991.

For many years now, the Montclair Citadel Band and Songsters (choir) have been among the best in the country. We were so blessed to enjoy top-quality brass and choral music nearly every Sunday. Robin played in the second cornet section during our time there...and I TWICE sat in for an official band photo, once in the trombone section and once in the tuba section. They never let me play (they were too smart for that), but I was IN the band, doggone it! Back then the corps hall looked like this (above)...well, at least the platform...

This fine corps recently dedicated a beautiful new corps building, on the same location--but considerably larger (29,000 square feet). We haven't been there, but many friends still faithfully attend and serve there...and our friends Larry and Janet Ashcraft recently took up a new appointment as the corps officers there.

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