Monthly Archives: May 2009

Chicago Staff Band Visit to Pekin

The Chicago Staff Band (Bandmaster William Himes) left Territorial Headquarters shortly after noon on Saturday, 18 April 2009, to travel 175 miles to Pekin, Illinois. The weekend visit was at the invitation of the commanding officers in Pekin, Captains Peter and Catherine Mount. Following setup and taking some photographs for the Staff Band’s upcoming trip  Read more

Weekend of Hope in Lynchburg

The National Capital Band (Bandmaster James B. Anderson) traveled to the city of Lynchburg, Virginia for a ministry weekend, 2 – 3 May, 2009. The primary reason for the band’s visit was the celebration of the opening of a new Salvation Army facility in Lynchburg, the Center of Hope. Located next to the existing Lynchburg  Read more

Bellshill at Bothwell Evangelical Church

On 18 April 2009, a bright and sunny Saturday, the Bellshill Band (Bandmaster Ian Dickie) headed a few miles down the road from Bellshill to Bothwell for a concert at Bothwell Evangelical Church. After a few anxious moments for one of the bass section, who managed to take the stage sans tuba (having left the  Read more

Easter at North York Temple

Easter at North York Temple was a wonderful time of fellowship and celebration of the Resurrected Lord. The weekend began with a reflective and moving Good Friday morning service led by Major Lloyd Boone. On Good Friday evening, a packed North York Temple sanctuary celebrated the Easter season with participation from the North York Temple  Read more

New Associate Conductor Appointed

The Solent Area Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Chris Kennett) has announced that John Hanchett has been appointed as associate conductor. Hanchett serves as the Bandmaster at Portsmouth Citadel. Born in Grantham, Lincolnshire in 1978 to Salvationist parents, he began his musical career at Grantham Citadel, starting on the cornet at the age of seven. He moved  Read more