Monthly Archives: March 2009

Concert at Thorpe Bay Methodist Church

On Saturday, 14 March, the Band (Bandmaster Simon Schultz) was greeted with the unusual sight of a sign reading “House Full” when they arrived at Thorpe Bay Methodist Church for a concert. The performance had been arranged by the church’s Ladies’ Club to benefit a local charity. All 160 seats had been sold in advance  Read more

South London Fellowship Band at Emmanuel Church

On 13 March 2009, the (Bandmaster George Whittingham) made its fifteeth annual visit to Emmanuel United Reform Church, West Wickam. The event was a concert of classical favorites, with guest conductor Dr. Stephen Cobb and guest soloists Anthony Harris (vocal) and Carl Nielsen (cornet). The members of the Fellowship Band were grateful to see the  Read more

7th Annual United Hythe Bands Concert

“Praise” was very much in evidence when the Band of the Salvation Army (Bandmaster Richard Carroll) joined with the Hythe Town Concert Band for their seventh annual united bands concert. Guest soloist for this year’s event was Songster Leader Fred Aberg from Folkestone, who thrilled the crowd with his cornet, flügelhorn and trumpet solos. This  Read more

Concert in Tipton by Cradley Heath Sections

On the evening of Saturday, 28 February 2009, the Band (Bandmaster Rob Westwood-Payne) and Songsters were invited to give a concert at Dudley Port Methodist Church in Tipton, as a part of the church’s Mens’ Fellowship anniversary celebrations. The program was a full one, with the band playing nine items and the songsters contributing eight  Read more

Bellshill Festival in Motherwell

On 28 February 2009, the (Bandmaster Ian Dickie) had its first festival of the year with a trip to the nearby Motherwell Salvation Army. The program included several items which will be included on the band’s next recording, “Diversity”. Sessions for this recording are scheduled in March. Several of the items were played “out” for  Read more

Canadian Staff Band in Barrie

On the weekend of 28 February – 1 March 2009, the (Bandmaster John Lam) conducted a weekend at Barrie Corps, an hour’s drive north of Toronto. The visit, hastily arranged because of the cancellation of a previous commitment, was appreciated by local Salvationists and friends of the Salvation Army who were able to enjoy the  Read more

Ministry Weekend in Richmond

The (Bandmaster James B. Anderson) made a long-awaited visit to Richmond, Virginia on the weekend of 21 – 22 February 2009. Preparation for this event began the previous Christmas season when fliers were handed out to those who listened to small Salvation Army ensembles throughout Richmond. Those who came to see the NCB during the  Read more