For many years, a musical symbol of The Salvation Army has been the timbrel or tambourine. In recent years, the popularity of The Timbrel Brigade has faded but St. Johnís Citadel has endeavored to rekindle the ministry of the tambourine.
In 2005, under the leadership of Leah Antle, a brigade consisting of ages up to 8 offered a timbrel drill at the annual Sunday School Breakfast. The excitement and enthusiasm which followed resulted in a second drill being created for the Annual Band Retreat in September 2005. The guest for this Retreat, James Anderson, expressed a love for timbreling and a routine was created to accompany his well-loved march Goldcrest.
The most recent timbrel drill has been created for the Corps Anniversary (March 17-19, 2006). The current members of the Brigade who will take part in the drill for this special weekend are:
Margot Antle (leader)