Yearly Archives: 2008

“A Night at the Proms” in Birmingham

The Birmingham Citadel Corps held its annual “A Night at the Proms” event on 26 January 2008. The much-anticipated, promenade-style concert was held in the corps hall. Friends chattering, acquaintances meeting up, people who had traveled far and many faithful supporters were all expecting to be both entertained by some excellent, exciting music and to  Read more

New York Staff Band in Florida

The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris) traveled to central Florida on the weekend of 25 – 28 January 2008. It was sunny and 24 F° in New York City when the Staff Band boarded the plane and took off for Orlando, Florida. When they arrived, the sun was the same and the temperature  Read more

Carols and Christmas Music 2007 - Bristol Easton

For over thirty years, the Bristol Easton Corps has been presenting its annual Festival of Carols and Christmas Music. The majority of these events have been held in Bristol’s premier concert hall, the Colston Hall. For 2007, two concerts were presented, with a total attendance of over 2,500. The special guest for the 2007 concerts  Read more

NABBC Annual Two-Day Convention

The weekend of 26 – 27 January 2008 saw members of the National Association of Brass Band Conductors gather at the Britannia Hotel, Bolton, for their annual two-day convention. This year’s convention had the underlying theem of “The Way Forward” and tried to find the answer to one of the biggest problems in the brass  Read more

Christmas in South East Kent

Once again the Hythe Band of the Salvation Army (Bandmaster Richard Carroll) were able to spread the Gospel through Christmas music during December 2007. The band participated in events such as the Mayoress of Dover’s Christmas Ball, held in the historic Dover Town Hall. Other highlights included A Christmas Spectacular in Hythe High Street, which  Read more

Charity Carol Concert, St. George’s Parish, Beckenham

The South London Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Major George Whittingham), the St. George’s Parish Church Choir (Director Nigel Groome) and special guests General John Larsson and Commissioner Freda Larsson joined together to present a concert in aid of Cancer Research UK at St. George’s Parish Church, Beckenham, on 15 December 2007. The Fellowship Band commenced the  Read more

Derby Playhouse Carols for All 2007

Following a number of weeks of uncertainty with regard to the opening of the Derby Playhouse, the Derby Central Corps was able to participate in the annual “Carols for All” program at the Playhouse on 16 December 2007. Derby Central corps officers Majors Ted and Freda Benneyworth led the program, with items included from many  Read more

Norwich Citadel Christmas Engagements

For most Salvation Army bands, December is the busiest month. For the Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Douglas Beattie), December 2007 was no exception, with the band and its members undertaking a total of 19 engagements, ranging from playing carols in a very cold and occasionally wet Gentleman’s Walk on three Saturdays to Christmas concerts and  Read more

Concert for Guide Dogs for the Blind

The Gloucester Salvation Army Band (Bandmaster Clifford Matthews) played a charity concert on 21 December 2007 at Highnam Community Centre for the benefit of Highnam Cricket Club and their chosen charity, Guide Dogs for the Blind. The band presented a varied program that included solo items, a little magi and carols from around the world,  Read more

Busy Christmas Season for Canadian Staff Band

The Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster Brian Burditt) had another busy Christmas season in 2007. For the third straight year, the Staff Band participated as a part of the massed band for the Toronto Santa Claus Parade, held on 17 November 2007. That evening, the Staff Band joined with senior and junior ensembles from Scarborough Citadel  Read more