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God and Country Weekend 2017

New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) at the God and Country Concert, Columbus, Ohio, 2017

On Friday, 31 March 2017, the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) headed to Columbus, Ohio, to take part in this year’s God and Country Concert held at the Church at Mill Run, in conjunction with the Brass Band of Columbus (Musical Director Brian Stevens).  Read more

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

Staff Band Weekend in San Juan

NYSB workshop at Guayama Kroc Centter, Puerto Rico

The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) arrived in Puerto Rico in the early hours of Friday, 17 February 2017, for a weekend of ministry. The weekend included an outdoor concert in Old San Juan shared with the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Youth Band, working with young musicians at the Guayama Kroc Center, and Sunday morning worship at San Juan Central Corps.  Read more

NYSB Weekend in Pennsylvania

New York Staff Band, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, November 2016

On the weekend of 18 – 20 November 2016, the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) found itself on the road once again, this time traveling to various parts of Pennsylvania. The weekend comprised a Friday evening concert in Wellsboro and Saturday and Sunday events in Williamsport, including a joint concert with Billtown Brass Band (Director Richard Coulter).  Read more

Staff Band Begins Season in Ohio

New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance), NEOSA Ministry Weekend, October 2016

The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) visited the NEOSA (North East Ohio Salvation Army) Division on the weekend of 14 – 16 October 2016, their first ministry weekend of the season and also the first under their new bandmaster, Derek Lance. Engagements were held in Akron, Mansfield, and the Cleveland area.  Read more

NYSB Supports Welcome of Cadets

New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) at the welcome for the Messengers of the Gospel session, September 2016

Friday, 9 September 2016 marked the beginning of a new season for the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) as it helped welcome the newest session of cadets to the College for Officer Training.  Read more

NYSB Conductor and Personnel Changes

Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris (New York Staff Band) at an event marking his retirement after 24 years with the baton.

At the beginning of the 2016-2017 season, the New York Staff Band welcomes a new Bandmaster for the first time in nearly a quarter-century as Ronald Waiksnoris retires and Derek Lance takes up the baton. A number of player changes have also occurred as the season begins.  Read more

NYSB Weekend in New England

The weekend of 16 – 18 October 2015 found the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris) on its first ministry weekend of the 2015 – 2016 season. They were privileged to be in Massachusetts for three days and minister in various ways.  Read more

Celebrations of Old and New in Pennsylvania

“Celebrating new beginnings to faithful service” could have been the theme as the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris) traveled to Pennsylvania on the weekend of 17 – 19 April 2015. The weekend began with a concert in State College, followed by centenary celebrations in Carlisle.   Read more

Future All-Stars 12th Edition

Finale Concert, Future All-Stars 2015, Montclair Citadel

For the twelfth year, young people from the USA Eastern Territory and beyond joined with the New York Staff Band for a weekend of music and ministry. Special musical guests this year were the Academy Brass Quintet from the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Read more