Monthly Archives: March 2010

Meadowlands Weekend for Canadian Staff Band

On the weekend of 6–7 March 2010, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) visited the Meadowlands Corps in Hamilton, Ontario. Formerly known as Hamilton Temple, the corps is one of the oldest in the Canada and Bermuda Division. It was relocated to a new subdivision several years ago – hence the change in name  Read more

Gloucester Ministry Weekend

Saturday, 27 February 2010 At seven o’clock on a warm Saturday evening, the International Staff Band (Bandmaster Dr. Stephen Cobb entered onto the platform at the Gloucester Salvation Army hall. A certain air of excitement and expectance abounded; the opportunity to play to a capacity crowd in a Salvation Army hall was one the Staff  Read more

Sessions for Canadian Staff Band

The Canadian Staff Band will be “under the mics” on 7, 9 and 10 April 2010 to record their second album under the baton of Bandmaster John Lam. Sessions will take place at Brampton Corps and will once again be under the technical expertise of Ted Marshall. Featured on the recording will be the title  Read more

Premier Brass 2010

Saturday, 6 March 2010, was the long-anticipated concert, Premier Brass 2010, featuring the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) and Brassband Rijnmond (Conductor Anno Appelo). The subtitle of the event was “Re-Union”, as Brassband Rijnmond was one of the first bands with whom the Amsterdam Staff Band did such a concert, several years ago. The  Read more

Solent Area Fellowship Band at Eastleigh

The Solent Area Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Chris Kennett) presented their latest concert at Eastleigh Salvation Army Corps on Friday, 5 March 2010. Following the band’s first item, Emblem of the Army (Arthur Gullidge), Envoy Margaret Moore, the corps officer, welcomed the band and congregation. After the band and congregation joined in the song “He Who  Read more

Smith Appointed to Canadian Staff Band

The Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) has welcomed Jeremy Smith into the group on first baritone. Jeremy attends the North Toronto corps, where is a bandsman and songster, plays piano and gives leadership to the corps worship team. He is in his second year of the concurrent teacher education program at the University of  Read more

Concert in Aid of Betesda Charity

An excellent evening was held at Ipswich Citadel on 12 February 2010 as a fund raiser for the Betesda Charity, featuring the Anglia Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Ray Todd). Betesda Charity, some 19 years ago, undertook to run a number of homes in Romania to care for the elderly, as the state there did not provide  Read more

Music Program Helped by Community Donation

Kent County Councillor Chris Capon enjoys listening to music. Most Sundays through the spring, summer and autumn he can be seen listening to the bands that appear on the Hythe Oaklands Bandstand. One of the bands that appears regularly on the Bandstand is the  Read more

Another Doctor in Boscombe

John Meredith, principal Eb bass of the Boscombe Band of the Salvation Army, has attained a PhD in Composition from Salford University. As a part of his studies, under the auspices of Peter Graham, Meredith produced a thesis entitled Discovering Concepts, Colour and Texture in Music Making. The research-based doctorate also included the composition of  Read more

Coventry to Birmingham

The Birmingham Citadel Band hosted the Coventry City Band (Bandmaster Jonathan Fearn) for a “Night at the Proms” concert on 30 January 2010. Coventry City Band opened the program with Motivation (William Himes) and went on to present a varied concert, including Salvation Army classics such as the cornet solo Clear Skies (Eric Ball), presented  Read more