BBJ members to participate in North Sumatra Music Camp
BBJ members will attend a special music camp organised by the Salvation Army's North Sumatra division from July 29 to August 3 this year.
BBJ Cirebon tour
In December 2013 BBJ travelled to Cirebon in Java to participate in the celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the Salvation Army's work in the city.
BBJ sends band trainer to Bekasi
BBJ sent band trainer Ganda Sinaga to Bekasi corps to help establish a Salvation Army band in this satellite city of Jakarta in early December 2013. The move came only a few months after BBJ sent two band trainers to Surabaya in July 2013.
Second hand instruments were provided from Singapore on loan. Should the project be successful, these will then be donated.
BBJ tuba player Lasnointer Marbun is already in the process of establishing an SA band in Yogyakarta. Read about it here.
Special auditions were held on Feb 1,2 & 3 2013 for members of the beginners band and the senior band. BBJ beginners band members were tested for entry into the junior band, while junior band members were hoping to gain entry into the senior band. Each candidate had to pass a theory and practical test.
Of the 12 beginners band members, all but one was promoted. 14 out of 17 junior band members also made it into the senior band. Supplementary tests will be held in May for those who did not make the grade.
Newly promoted junior and senior band members got their membership badges at a special ceremony during the church service on March 3.
In March (2013), BBJ opens registration in Medan for all those interested in joining another beginners band. Large numbers are expected to sign up for the limited places!
BBJ Christmas Carolling 2013
BBJ began Christmas carolling on December with another performance at Medan's Sun Plaza watched by a large crowd of shoppers.