Major Dan Proctor

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Years active in STB:  1972-76;  1978-2011 – total of 37 years

Position in  Band:  have played every chair in Euphonium/Baritone section back to the days when we had 6 chairs – played my best music as second chair Euphonium to Major Tony Barrington; completed service in band on  First Baritone

Favorite Piece:  Trumpet/Flugel Horn Solo – Blessed Assurance (Stephen Bulla) – have told Steve Bulla this is the recording I would want with me if I was ever stranded on a desert island!

Favorite STB Moment:  Playing on stage at Royal Albert Hall with the International Staff Band (1990) – It was a very special moment.  I stopped to recall how many great Salvation Army bands had played on that stage over the years.  What a grand heritage!


Born in Miami, Fl. 1952 – 4th generation Salvationist – son of Majors Glenn and Renee Proctor

BA  in Communication – Trinity International University

Divisional Music Director – Texas Division – 1972-76

Commissioned and ordained as a Salvation Army officer in 1978 – have served in 7 of the 9 Divisions in the Southern Territory and participated in music programs in all of these

Appointed to Holy Land Tour (1987), Steps of Paul Tour (2003), and to International College for Officers (London 2004)

Married  to Francina Kortstra Proctor, whom I met on the cover of the British War Cry while she was serving on the Thai-Cambodian border; two daughters – Kally, married to Luis Juarez, with son Joshua, living in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Kaylene, married to Mark Baker, living in Abilene, TX

Conducted Music Institute for The Salvation Army South America West Territory 2008

Have played in Texas Divisional Band, National Capital Band, and Southern Territorial Band since 1968 – band tours to Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Belize, Cuba, Colombia, Canada, Brazil, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland, France, and the United Kingdom