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Salvation Army bands making joyful noise in honor of anniversary

Helen Wajda, left, and her younger sister, Caroline, are trumpet players in the junior band of the Schenectady Salvation Army.
Photographer: Bill Buell
Helen Wajda, left, and her younger sister, Caroline, are trumpet players in the junior band of the Schenectady Salvation Army.
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Charles Fry would have felt right at home at the Schenectady Citadel Corps of the Salvation Army, especially on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The man who brought music to the Salvation Army 13 years after William Booth founded his church on the streets of London in 1865, Fry would have loved hearing the blaring of brass instruments emanating from the group’s Lafayette Street building in downtown Schenectady. And whether it’s the junior band rehearsing on ...

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