Dave Downing 1945 - 2017

Dave Downing

A personal message from the webmaster – I am sad to mark the passing of an outstanding person and musician, Dave Downing.  Read more

Staff Band Weekend in San Juan

NYSB workshop at Guayama Kroc Centter, Puerto Rico

The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) arrived in Puerto Rico in the early hours of Friday, 17 February 2017, for a weekend of ministry. The weekend included an outdoor concert in Old San Juan shared with the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Youth Band, working with young musicians at the Guayama Kroc Center, and Sunday morning worship at San Juan Central Corps.  Read more

2-Part Hymn Series - 80 Tunes Now Available

Another ten items have been released in the Brass Crest 2-Part Hymn Series, bringing the total number of tunes available to 80. These are simple arrangements that are free to download and use.  Read more

Best of British in Birmingham and Gainsborough

Under Two Flags

On 4 February 2017, the Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) presented “The Best of British”, a proms-style program. The program was repeated during the band’s visit to Gainsborough a month later.  Read more

Enfield and Abbotts to Record for Clarence Adoo Trust

Supporters of the Clarence Adoo Trust have announced that a new fundraising project will take place in 2017. The renowned Enfield Citadel Band, under the direction of guest conductor John Ward, will record a celebration of the music of Eric Ball. The featured soloist will be Kirsty Abbotts, principal cornet of Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band.  Read more

Music with a Message for Christmas Day

On Christmas Day, the BBC Radio show Sounds of Brass, hosted by Phillip Hunt, will feature “Music with a Message” from the International Staff Band (Bandmaster Dr. Stephen Cobb). The program will include items from the ISB’s latest Christmas recording, Celebrate the Season! and will also feature a personal message for the listeners from the Staff Bandmaster.  Read more

NYSB Weekend in Pennsylvania

New York Staff Band, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, November 2016

On the weekend of 18 – 20 November 2016, the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) found itself on the road once again, this time traveling to various parts of Pennsylvania. The weekend comprised a Friday evening concert in Wellsboro and Saturday and Sunday events in Williamsport, including a joint concert with Billtown Brass Band (Director Richard Coulter).  Read more

Christmas Humbug

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Looking for something different and quirky this Christmas? Look no further. A medley of well-known carols from the festive period, but not as expected. This piece takes a musical journey through different styles of music with clever bits of carols thrown in for good measure.  Read more

I Give You My Heart

The latest in a series of recordings from the Melbourne Staff Band featuring vocalist Silvie Paladino.  Read more

Enfield Remembrance

Enfield Citadel Band was busy over the Remembrance weekend, some of its members more so than others. Songster Leader Andrew Lofthouse participated in the Festival of Remembrance at Royal Albert Hall as part of his duty with the Central Band of the Royal Air Force. Young People’s Band Leader Simon Hicks was involved in the Remembrance ceremony at the Cenotaph in London with the band of the Coldstream Guards.  Read more