Monthly Archives: June 2006

4th Annual Northern Highlights Festival

This report submitted by John Ward. Click on photos for large versions. The ethos behind “Highlights” is to use the traditional elements of Salvation Army music making such as Brass and Choral groups and fuse them with dance, drama, multimedia to create a whole evenings presentation of the gospel. “Resident” group, the Castleford Songsters are  Read more

Gospel Train Tracks Through North Scotland

Maidenhead Citadel Band has completed its 7-day “Gospel Train” tour of the North Scotland Division of the Salvation Army. Starting at Fort William, they moved north to Inverness and Wick, before following the east coastal route to Peterhead, Aberdeen, Dundee and finally Blairgowrie. The band made a number of firsts. They are possibly the first  Read more

Gloucester Supports Cloud 9

The Salvation Army corps in Gloucester has for many years supported the local Gloucester charity Cloud 9. On 14 May, at the Salvation Army hall, Eastgate Street, a benefit concert was held featuring the Gloucester music sections, along with vocal soloists Deborah Ketteringham (Reading Central Corps) and Tom Elliott (Gloucester Corps), who recently appeared on  Read more

Derby Central Marches for New Mayor

Councillor Trevor Hathaway (representing Tutbury and Outwoods Ward) was elected as the fifteenth Mayor of East Staffordshire Borough Council for the 2006–2007 period at the Council's annual meeting in early May. The Salvation Army band from Derby Central (Bandmaster Alan Losh) participated in welcome ceremonies for the new Mayor, held on Sunday, 14 May. The  Read more

Concert in Blofield by Norwich Citadel Band

The Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Douglas Beattie) performed at the parish church of St. Andrew and St. Peter in Blofield on 22 April 2006. This represented the fourth or fifth time that the band has played in this particular church, located just a few miles from Norwich.  Read more

Todd Takes the Baton in Anglia

The Anglia Golden Oldies Band has announced the appointment of Ray Todd as Bandmaster, following the retirement, because of ill health, of Bandmaster Bram Scott.   Read more