Tag Archives: Derek Smith

Future All-Stars 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017, brought together 66 enthusiastic brass and percussion players, 30 members of the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance), two incredible guests, two support staff, and three pastoral officers gathered at Star Lake Lodge in Bloomingale, New Jersey, for the 2017 Future All-Stars weekend. This year’s special guests were James and Thomas Fountain, two young cornet/trumpet soloists with British brass band and Salvation Army background.  Read more

Bell Canto and Solent Fellowship Band in Concert

On Friday 31st October 2014, the Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) and Bell Canto Hayling Island U3A handbell team (Conductor Derek Dunn) presented the third in a series of Bells and Brass concerts, held bi-annually in St. Mary’s Church, Hayling Island.   Read more

Fellowship Band in Purbrook

Bandmaster John Bird and the Solent Fellowship Band offered a cleverly constructed program which charmed and delighted a receptive audience at St. John the Baptist Church in Purbrook on Friday, 29 November 2013.  Read more

Concert at Chandler's Ford

On Friday, 15 March 2013, the Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) presented a concert at Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church. The event raised nearly £900 toward youth and children’s work at the church.   Read more

Burns Night at Botley

Built a year before Queen Victoria became the monarch, the All Saints Church in Botley was the venue for the Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) in their first outing of 2013.   Read more

Solent Fellowship Band Completes Trilogy

The Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) played the last of a trilogy of late autumn programs at Gosport on 10 Nov 2012. Once again, the band demonstrated a flexible approach to differing acoustics, having in recent weeks played in a 12th-century church, a large hall at a major corps and a more compact accommodation at a smaller corps.   Read more

Annual Concert at Portsmouth Citadel

Each autumn, the Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) gives a Sunday evening concert at Portsmouth Citadel in appreciation of the corps allowing the use of the main hall and other facilities for rehearsals and the occasional social event.   Read more

Solent Fellowship at Salisbury

On Friday, 20 April 2012, the Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) presented a concert at the Salisbury City Salvation Army Corps.  Read more