Talk:Salvation Army brass band

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Should there be a mention of Phil Keaggy's song "Salvation Army Band"? -Yancyfry 03:48, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

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NPOV[edit]

Particularly given the lack of citations, the article as it stands seems to be written from a pro-SA POV. For example: “The brass band is also an excellent means of drawing attention for fund-raising and publicity. Nothing fills a Christmas kettle faster than a quartet playing on the spot.” It's absolutely littered with such phrases.

Full disclosure: I am a former Salvationist and my parents were Salvation Army officers. Over the years I have played with several Army bands.

The SA is a church which demands a high level of active involvement by its members, in some cases even taking up more time than their employment or studies. Consequently, Salvationists are typically very enthusiastic about their beliefs and associated activities. So I don't believe this is a case of deliberate sabotage. Rather, it's a failure to suppress the natural bias felt by most people who are likely to be experts on the topic.

For reasons of personal history I'd rather not be the person who tidies this up. If nobody steps forward then I might have a go eventually, but I myself will find maintaining neutrality a challenge.

-- JRYon (talk) 00:52, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

If you could add a few references - that would be a start JRYon! and references in themselves would not challenge neutrality would they? There is a stone plaque to William Fry in Salisbury Cathedral, but I don't have the details to hand to make it into a Wikipedia reference alas ixo (talk) 16:01, 21 November 2013 (UTC)