Commissioners Dick & Vibeke Krommenhoek
Commissioners Dick and Vibeke Krommenhoek are the living proof of the Salvation Army’s internationalism, Dick being Dutch and Vibeke being Danish from origin. During their 30 years of officership they have served the Kingdom of God in many different Salvation Army settings, on corps, divisional and territorial level. This has for Dick and Vibeke meant living in different European cities, such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Paris, London, Helsinki and since last February, added Oslo to the list where Dick and Vibeke presently serve as the Territorial Leaders of the Norway, Iceland and Faeroes Territory. In his previous appointment, Dick served as the General’s Representative for Global Evangelisation, assigned to investigate and prepare for new openings in countries where the Salvation Army had not earlier been officially present. Countries like Namibia, Greece, Burundi, Mali, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Sierra Leone, Vietnam and Nepal. Vibeke was in the same period responsible for the opening of the work of the Salvation Army in Poland.
With anticipation Dick and Vibeke Krommenhoek, are looking forward to participate in the 2014 Old Orchard Beach Camp Meetings. Dick and Vibeke Krommenhoek pray that through their ministry God’s Kingdom will be strength for growth and Jesus Christ uplifted.
CAST - Honk! Crossfire
Don't miss this delightful musical for the whole family!! Based on the story of "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Andersen, composers George Stiles and Anthony Drewe won the 2000 Olivier Award (the British equivalent of the Tony Award) for Best New Musical (beating "The Lion King"). Children and adults alike will enjoy the story of Ugly, whose odd, gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry Cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny, but also finds love and acceptance in all forms. (70 minutes with no intermission)
Mannssambandet is a territorial vocal male group of The Salvation Army in Norway.
The group, also called “The M-Band”, (easier to pronounce!), has been one of Norway’s most profiled Christian groups over the last nineteen years.
The M-Band consists of eleven men from different Salvation Army Corps in Norway. They get together several times a year for concerts throughout Norway and abroad. The Salvation Army in United Kingdam has invited this group four times; three times to London and once to Aberdeen. They have conducted world tours to South Africa, Australia, Indonesia and Singapore and visited many of the European countries. They have shared the stage with several well known Norwegian and international artists and have been featured on national Norwegian TV on many occasions. One of the highlights is their contribution in a TV show together with Leningrad Cowboys.
“The M-Band was originally created for a full day of fundraising in 1995 for The Salvation Army on the National TV in Norway. Since then they have pleased different kinds of audiences with their mixed styles of music. A concert with “The M-Band” gives you a varied repertoire containing rock, pop, gospel, ballads, country and lots more.
A concert with “The M-Band” provides you with a pleasant combination of good music, humor and a Spiritual take on life.This group has produced 9 CD’s and some of these will be available for purchase.
One of the bigger newspapers in Norway covered a concert a few years ago and gave this critic: ”A meeting with ”The M-Band” is a meeting you never will forget. This was a huge musical experience. An octet with class with great musical arrangements packed with great joy. This was really awesome!”
The M-Band is looking forward to sharing their music and making new friends with Salvationists and friends in OOB in 2014.
Montclair Citadel Band
Members of the Montclair Citadel Band love making music. And the music they make—
whether the scherzo from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony #6 or a familiar hymn—is excellent.
Acknowledged as one of The Salvation Army’s finest brass bands, the group has performed with
luminaries including Wynton Marsalis, the Canadian Brass and Philip Smith, principal trumpet
of the New York Philharmonic. It has delighted audiences in Canada, Bermuda, England and
throughout the United States in such concert venues as Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center,
Alice Tully Hall in New York and the Victoria Theater at the New Jersey Performing Arts
Center. In 2006, the band appeared at the Gospel Arts Concert in Royal Albert Hall with the
International Staff Band, the premier band of The Salvation Army.
Several years ago, the band joined forces with Zdenek Mácal and the New Jersey Symphony
Orchestra in an unforgettable performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture in Prudential Hall of
the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. This past December, Montclair Citadel Band appeared
again with the New Jersey Symphony to great acclaim at its annual Home for the Holidays
The band’s repertoire ranges from transcriptions of classic favorites, solo works for some of the
band’s virtuoso performers, toe-tapping Sousa marches to hymn tune and contemporary
Christian arrangements familiar to church-goers everywhere. But while the band is at home on
the concert stage, its primary ministry is at the Salvation Army in Montclair, NJ, where it
provides music to enhance worship services each Sunday. Band members often extend that
ministry beyond the corps building to nursing homes and hospitals.
The Montclair Citadel Band is made up of men and women of diverse backgrounds and
responsibilities. Professional musicians play alongside educators, administrators, Salvation Army
officers and students. Many members received their musical training as part of Montclair
Citadel’s extensive junior band program. Regardless of differences in age and experience, they
are united by their love for music and for God.
Point of Grace
Turn on your TV or radio and you’ll find no shortage of next-big-things and overnight successes.
But in the midst of all of that noise, you may find yourself craving something more. Something
authentic, something familiar, yet fresh.
Look no further. The women of Point of Grace are celebrating 20 years together, and with this
celebration they offer A Thousand Little Things, their 12th record. Brimming with the beautiful
harmonies, encouraging lyrics, and graceful melodies that Shelley Breen, Denise Jones and
Leigh Cappillino are known for, A Thousand Little Things reminds us to be mindful of the
multitude of blessings God has given us. And what the world needs now — more than ever — is
to remember how important gratitude is, each and every day.
You may ask yourself how a band who has already achieved such monumental success — 27
#1 songs, 13 Dove awards, two GRAMMY nominations, career album sales in excess of 7
million with multiple Platinum and Gold certifications, and one of the Top 10 best-selling artists
in the history of Contemporary Christian Music — presses on? It’s quite simple: They love what
they do, and they love sharing it with their fans.
“When you can say, ‘This is where we are, and this is what we love,’ that’s when you have your
best shows and your best music, because you finally found yourself and you’re fine with it,”
Denise explains. “You’re relaxed, and you’re honest.”
But make no mistake: “Relaxed” does not mean complacent: Shelley, Denise and Leigh are as
excited to put out their latest album as they were when they released their self-titled debut in
1993. And they’re ready to share their hard work with the world.
There’s no denying some of the blessings in Laura Story’s life. She wrote the No. 1 worship hit “Indescribable” recorded in 2004 by Chris Tomlin, married a handsome athlete named Martin Elvington the next year, and began working in music and women’s ministry at the 4,000-member
Perimeter Church in Atlanta. After signing an artist deal with the INO Records, her 2008 national debut won a Dove Award for Inspirational Album and earned Laura two consecutive nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year—all blessings, indeed.
But amidst that success a brain tumor hospitalized her husband in 2006. The faith Story sang about was put through the unexpected fires of fear and loneliness; most young newlyweds don’t imagine being kept alive at one point by breathing machines or having to find their way through
significant post-operative vision and memory loss. Could grace notes resound from such a life-altering struggle?
Laura’s incisive new album, Blessings, suggests they do. “Life is filled with things you don’t expect, but the Bible tells us to respond by trusting God and continuing to worship him,” Story begins. “Martin hasn’t received complete healing—and that can be hard at times when we view God as all-powerful and all-loving. But here we are now saying, ‘Yes, this is how faith works.’ God has proven to be faithful. We have been truly blessed out of a circumstance that at first didn’t seem like much of a blessing at all.”
Among the positives, Laura sees the timing of their new international travel opportunities as no coincidence. Singing and teaching in churches across the United States, Western Europe, and South America, she believes “we have a voice that wasn’t there prior to this suffering. I can hardly begin to tell you of the hundreds of hurting people we’ve prayed with, people going through more than we have. This is a chance to share the gospel.”