Yearly Archives: 2009

New York Staff Band in Connecticut

On the weekend of 21 – 22 November 2009, the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris) traveled to Connecticut to participate in the celebration of 125 years of Salvation Army service in New London and in Sunday worship at Hartford Citadel. On Saturday, the Staff Band made the short journey to New London, joining  Read more

Christmas Joy in Richmond

The National Capital Band (Bandmaster James B. Anderson) traveled to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Richmond, Virginia, on Saturday, 5 December 2009 for a concert entitled Christmas Joy. Despite some rather nasty weather, with rain and a threat of snow, the members of the band arrived in good order at the church at noon, with  Read more

Top Brass Christmas Celebration

On Thursday, 3 December 2009, the Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Graham Lamplough) presented a concert of Christmas music at Wylde Green United Reform Church. A capacity crowd gathered to hear the band start the concert with Peter Graham’s exciting march The Wonder of Christmas. Comp&egravered by Allister du Plessis, the program was punctuated with Scripture  Read more

Christchurch Priory Christmas Concert

On 3 December 2009, the Boscombe Band of the Salvation Army (Bandmaster Dr. Howard J. Evans) presented a Christmas concert at Christchurch Priory. The concert commenced with The Spirit of Christmas (Peter Graham), followed by a congregational carol, Hark the Glad Sound. The band then presented Morley Calvert’s arrangement Two Canadian Carols, featuring “Jesous Ahatonhia”  Read more

Concert in Aid of East Suffolk Association for the Blind

A packed hall and an enthusiastic audience greeted the Anglia Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Ray Todd) on 27 November 2009 at the Felixstowe Salvation Army Hall for a concert in aid of the East Suffolk Association for the Blind. The program commenced with the march Under Two Flags and the congregational song “Praise, My Soul”, followed  Read more

SA Band at University of Richmond Stadium

The University of Richmond football team played the last game in their old stadium on Saturday, 21 November 2009. The Salvation Army was invited to set up Christmas kettles at the main entrance before and after the game, supported by a composite band made up of members of the National Capital Band, Salvationist musicians from  Read more

Festive Gift Fair in Birmingham

The annual Festive Gift Fair at the NEC, Birmingham, was held on 19 – 22 November 2009, with the Birmingham Citadel Band providing a series of ensembles playing Christmas music over all four days. Literally thousands of people heard the band’s offerings. Because of the extensive amount of time which was required, several retired members  Read more

Gravesend Visit by South London

Making its sixth visit to Gravesend, the South London Fellowship Band presented a festival on 20 November 2009 before a near-capacity crowd. Always popular at Gravesend, the Fellowship Band, under conductor Major George Whittingham, presented a program including old and modern arrangements in the first half. These ranged from The Canadian and Shout Salvation to  Read more

Comings and Goings at Portsmouth Citadel

The Portsmouth Citadel Band (Bandmaster John Hanchett) has announced a number of personnel changes. Jill Hulme has stepped down to concentrate on extra commitments with the Portsmouth Citadel Corps. Will Coe has taken up a new position with Alove and is now attending the Poole Corps. A stalwart of the horn section, Bill Doherty, is  Read more

Newfoundlanders Invade Toronto

On 13 – 15 November 2009, the St. John’s Citadel Band (Bandmaster Derrick Moore) from Newfoundland visited Toronto and nearby Whitby, Ontario, taking part in the Canadian Staff Band’s Fall Festival and the Toronto Santa Claus Parade. The members of the visiting band were kept busy from the moment they arrived, presenting a concert to  Read more