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Canadian Staff Band Pickering Weekend

Marcus Venables plays his own composition “Beyond All Measure” with the Canadian Staff Band

On the weekend of 1 – 2 April 2017, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) had the opportunity to fellowship and minister with two different yet similar congregations in Pickering, Ontario. At both St. Paul’s on-the-hill Anglican Church and the Salvation Army Hope Community Church, the Staff Band experienced a warm reception from wonderful people.  Read more

Brass Fusion

On 1 October 2016, at Guelph Citadel, The Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) joined with the youth band of the Ontario Great Lakes Division, Impact Brass (Bandmaster Philip Rayment) and that band’s feeder group, iGNiTE! Brass (Bandmaster Sarah Rayment), for Brass Fusion, a concert marking the end of a day of music clinics and sectional instruction.  Read more

Canadian Staff Band Personnel Changes

Canadian Staff Band

As the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) began its rehearsals for the new season, several personnel changes were announced, including the appointment of Cameron Rawlins as Deputy Bandmaster.  Read more

London Citadel Band Personnel Changes

As always, the London Citadel Band (Bandmaster John Lam) enjoyed an influx of new talent in the fall as students arrive at Western University for post-secondary studies. In addition, some former members have returned to again take up their seats in the ensemble.  Read more

Farewells from the Canadian Staff Band

Canadian Staff Band

As is often the case at the end of a season, some farewells were in order. At the end of their 47th season, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) said goodbye to three stalwarts of the band with a combined 75 years of contributions to the ministry.  Read more

Recording Sessions in Toronto

Bandmaster John Lam conducts the Canadian Staff Band in a recording session, April 2015

In April 2015, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) once again held recording sessions at St. Anne’s Anglican Church in Toronto. The band will be releasing a new Christmas recording, entitled “Fanfare and Celebration for the Birth”, later in the year.  Read more

Weekend at Oshawa Temple

Canadian Staff Band at Oshawa Temple, March 2015

The Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) was pleased to visit Oshawa Temple Corps on the weekend of 7 – 8 March 2015. Although, at that time, there were no members of the Staff Band from that corps, it has historically been a solid supporter of the Staff Band’s ministry, with numerous Oshawa Temple musicians having done double duty in this capacity.  Read more

Canadian Staff Band at Blazing Brass Weekend

Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) at Mountain Citadel, Hamilton, Ontario

The Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) visited Mountain Citadel in Hamilton, Ontario, on the weekend of 7 – 8 February 2015. The weekend included the 2015 installment of the annual Blazing Brass concert series, a music festival on Saturday evening, and Sunday morning worship.  Read more

Empress of Ireland 100th Anniversary

The Canadian Staff Band, both in full and in ensemble, participated in numerous observances of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Empress of Ireland. This disaster, the worst maritime accident in the history of Canada, claimed 1,012 lives, of which 167 were Salvationists traveling to an international congress in London, England.  Read more