Yearly Archives: 2008

ISB Signs with Major Record Label

The Times reported on 8 October 2008 that the International Staff Band (Bandmaster Stephen Cobb) has signed a contract with Universal Music. One of the largest recording companies in the world, Universal will spend £1,000,000 promoting the recordings, with a prediction that the initial album in the three-disc deal will go platinum before Christmas. The  Read more

New Disc from Kettering Citadel

The Kettering Citadel Band (Bandmaster Richard Phillips) has released its latest recording, entitled Endless Praise. The disc is available from World of Brass. 1Glorifico Aeternum(Dean Jones) 2I Can Think of Him(Joy Webb, arr. Leslie Condon) 3Excelsior(Dudley Bright) 4Praising(Erik Silfverberg) 5A Little PrayerGary Rose, euphonium soloist(Evelyn Glennie, arr. Robert Childs) 6Endless Praise(William Himes) 7Bring Him Home(Claude-Michel  Read more

Senior Rally in Felixstowe

The Anglia Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Ray Todd) was featured in the Senior Celebration Rally at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion on 13 May 2008. The rally, entitled “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, was led by Majors Peter and Valerie Mylechreest, previous commanding officers of the Felixstowe Corps. Prior to the first part of the proceedings the Fellowship Band  Read more

Concert in Bridgewater

The Bridgewater Salvation Army featured the Gloucester Salvation Army Band (Bandmaster Clifford Matthews) in concert on Saturday, 23 February 2008. The concert was a part of Bridgewater’s Band Weekend. The evening concert began with the fanfare St. Francis and the reflective prayer song Channels Only presented as a vocal solo by Phil Webb, followed by  Read more

Sixth Annual Concert in Hythe

The 6th Annual Concert featuring the Hythe Salvation Army Band and the Hythe Town Concert Band was held at St. Leonard’s Church, Hythe, on Saturday, 8 March 2008. There was an air of anticipation as the Hythe Town Concert Band took center stage to perform a mixture of classical music, original wind music and themes  Read more

Annual Rhapsody in Brass Festival in Stockholm

The annual Rhapsody in Brass festival, organized by the Stockholm South Citadel Band of the Salvation Army, was held on 2 February 2008 at the historic Royal Swedish Academy of Music. The guest band for this event was the Norwegian Territorial Band (Frelsesameens Territoriale Hornorkester or FTH), composed primarily of Salvationist musicians from Olso and  Read more

Melbourne Staff Band Personnel News - February 2008

The Melbourne Staff Band (Bandmaster Ken Waterworth) announced some personnel changes in February 2008. Nigel Mapes has been permanently appointed to the Staff Band, in the tuba section. Mapes had been assisting the Staff Band for several months on BBb bass in the absence of Craig Watson. Unfortunately, Craig remains on extended leave from the  Read more

Canadian Staff Band Personnel News - January 2008

The Canadian Staff Band has regretfully announced that Stuart Cornie has been forced to relinquish his duties and step out of the band because of ongoing health concerns. Cornie joined the Staff Band in 2006, and helped the band in several ways, notably with creative media presentations that enhanced the ministry of the Staff Band.  Read more

New Leadership for New England Brass Band

The New England Brass Band has announced that Stephen Bulla will take the helm as Music Director for the 2008–2009 season. Bulla’s appointment marks the end of a decade of leadership for the NEBB provided by Douglas Yeo, who is retiring. Writing in the band’s newsletter, Yeo states: “While these 10 years have been ones  Read more

Start of the Year News from Melbourne Veterans

The end of 2007 saw two exciting events for the Melbourne Veterans’ Band (Bandmaster Noel Jones). First, the band’s third compact disc, Service Our Joy, was released in November. Featuring full ensemble, solo and vocal items used during concerts over the last two years, response has been favorable as shown by brisk sales. Second, a  Read more