This march was written during the COVID-19 pandemic with inspiration drawn from the song For I’m Building a People of Power (S.A.S.B. 813) by Dave Richards. The lyrics speak to the strength of God’s people in continuing to build His church here on earth. This march should be played with excitement and vigour as we aspire to continue building the kingdom of God in a post-pandemic era.
ABOUT THE COMPOSER
David Rowsell, B.Mus., M.Mus.Ed., is a third-generation Salvationist. A retired music teacher with 26 years of experience as a Band Director for Elementary and Middle School bands, he served as bandmaster at St. John’s Temple for 28 years, retiring from that position in May 2011. In retirement, he lives in London, Ontario with his wife, Joan. They both attend London Citadel and David serves as the youth band leader. He is also the bandmaster of Jubilee Brass Fellowship Band.
David contributes regularly to Salvation Army band journals with pieces published in the Triumph and Unity series, as well as the American Band Journal. He is a regular contributor to Maple Leaf Brass. Previous contributions include A Latin Christmas, Siempre Allegre, Day of Rejoicing, Psalm 46, Abundant Grace, and Canadiana.