Monthly Archives: January 2010

Maidenhead Musicians in Germany

Bandsman Adam Hall of the Maidenhead Citadel Band returned from his Erasmus year in Germany in September 2009. However, before returning to England he made arrangements with Divisional Commander Major Beat Rieder to return in December to assist with the Salvation Army Christmas carolling effort in Germany. Hall traveled to Germany in December with four  Read more

ISB Announces 120th Anniversary Event

The International Staff Band (Bandmaster Dr. Stephen Cobb) has announced plans to celebrate its 120th anniversary with an international brass weekend. The focal point will be at the Royal Albert Hall, London, featuring Salvation Army staff bands from around the world. Although planning is still at an early stage, the event is likely to feature  Read more

BBC Broadcasts Chelmsford Service

On 17 January 2010, the BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship service was broadcast live from Chelmsford Citadel. The service featured the International Staff Songsters (Leader Dorothy Nancekievill) and an ensemble from the Chelmsford Citadel Band (Bandmaster Dr. Simon Schultz), who accompanied the congregational songs. The service was led by the Chelmsford corps officers, Majors Derek  Read more

National Capital Band Recording Sessions

On Friday evening, 22 January 2010, members of the National Capital Band (Bandmaster James B. Anderson) gathered in the chapel at Camp Happyland to begin recording a new Christmas album. Under the expert supervision of Grammy-nominated engineer Phil Bulla, the band recorded twelve items, finishing on Saturday afternoon. Highlights of the recording include a new  Read more

Portrait of Christmas

The “House Full” signs were in evidence yet again at the Cadogan Hall in London on 21 December 2009 when Hendon Band (Bandmaster David Rudd) joined with the world-famous King’s Singers for an event entitled Portrait of Christmas. Also performing were percussionist Simone Rebello and Alison Richards, who brought Christmas readings to life for the  Read more

Swansea Civic Carol Services

On 20 December 2009, the Swansea Citadel Corps held their 24th annual Civic Carol Services at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m in Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. The services were very well attended, with over 1,900 persons total between the two performances. All of the corps sections took part, with the guest performers being the Morriston Rugby  Read more

Rotary Carol Service, Birmingham

On Wednesday, 16 December 2009, the Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Graham Lamplough) led the Birmingham Rotary Club’s carol service which was held, once again, at Birmingham Citadel Salvation Army. The Birmingham branch of the Rotary Club sponsored the event, which saw several hundred people gather to sing favorite carols and listen to music from the  Read more

Canadian Staff Band Farewells

Following their recent Christmas event, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) said farewell to a few members. Ron Heintzman first joined the Staff Band in 1994 and has accumulated more than eight years of service, playing both soprano and solo cornet. The Staff Band will miss friendship and sense of humor, as well as  Read more

Rejoice in Birmingham

The Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Graham Lamplough) took part in this year’s “Rejoice” Christmas concert on Sunday, 13 December, at Birmingham’s magnificent Symphony Hall. For both performances, there was a buzz of excitement as people gathered. The band started the program with Donald Osgood’s Noel, which also included vocal soloist Susanne Dymott (Guildhall School of  Read more