Korean Fall, Life & Music Festival Benefits Let The Music Begin

Let The Music Begin, Mayfair, Volta, Chicago, Band, Brass, Korean Community, Elementary School

This weekend promises to be music to our ears in Albany Park, Chicago. Sounds of traditional and contemporary tunes will fill the air at the Annual Korean Fall, Life & Music Festival on August 26th. The Festival benefits The Salvation Army’s Let The Music Begin program in the local community.

40-plus performers are tapping their toes in the line-up at the Festival, with most music sung in the Korean language. Featured performers are from The Salvation Army Mayfair Corps Community Center’s music school–a group of adults ranging from their mid-50s up to 89 years old, who have learned music to be instrumental in raising funds for Let The Music Begin in the Korean community.

The largest music instructor in Chicagoland, The Salvation Army’s Let The Music Begin program continues its wonderful tradition of providing music education in local schools and is free of charge to participants. Through Let The Music Begin, the Mayfair Corps supports Volta Elementary School’s instrumental music: contributing teachers, instruments, sheet music, and other musical essentials. Let the Music Begin is a well rounded music enrichment program that includes teaching brass, woodwinds, percussion, guitars, keyboards, voice, and music theory.

The Annual Korean Fall, Life & Music Festival begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at 5020 N. Pulaski Rd.

A Day in the Life of Camp

Children are starting to return to school, but we’d like to share with you a review of a camper’s experience at The Salvation Army’s Wonderland Camp. Donald Davis, Jr. takes us through his day at High Adventure Camp.


The Salvation Army’s Mobile Feeding Unit Meets People Where They Are

Every day a Salvation Army mobile feeding unit makes nearly 30 stops throughout Chicago providing a hot meal to those who are homeless or near homeless. When the canteen makes a stop, individuals can get a cup of hot soup or stew, a snack and something to drink. But that’s not all. Staff members are there to offer a smile, hearty handshake and listen to news of the day.

“The food is our calling card,” said Major Nancy Powers, officer at The Salvation Army Freedom Center – the mobile feeding unit’s home base. “But we give them more than food. We give them friendship. We show them love. And when they’re ready, we’re here to help them leave the streets.”

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