Tag Archives: Olaf Ritman

Amsterdam Staff Band April Weekend

Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman), April 2017

The Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) spent its April ministry weekend in various towns, including Leiden, Vlaardingen, and Rijnsburg. The band performed an outdoor concert, an evening festival, and split into three ensembles to participate in Sunday worship at the Gouda, Maassluis, and Leiden corps.  Read more

Amsterdam Staff Band and Songsters Autumn Concert

Amsterdam Staff Songsters, Autumn Concert, November 2016

The Amsterdam Staff Band and Songsters joined for their first Autumn Concert on 12 November 2016. The concert featured guest cornet soloist Thomas Fountain. During the concert, flügelhorn legend Menno van der Woude was honored on his retirement from the Staff Band.  Read more

Staff Band in Den Helder

On the weekend of 29 – 30 October 2016, the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf J. Ritman) visited the Den Helder Corps for the corps’ 125th anniversary celebrations. This weekend had been planned for some time. Every possible effort was used to make it a success, and this resulted in a fantastic weekend with many highlights, not only for the corps, but for the Staff Band as well.  Read more

New Recording from Amsterdam Staff Band

On 29 October 2016, the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) will release its new recording, entitled Vain Resistance. The recording features the title track, composed by the Staff Bandmaster. Several other arrangements by Ritman are also included, as well as items from soloists Michel Rosenquist, Jorijn van Hese, and Steef Klepke Jr.  Read more

Ministry Weekend in Beverwijk

On the weekend of 24 – 25 September 2016, the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) were the guests of the Kennemerland Corps in Beverwijk, not far from Amsterdam. For quite a long time, the corps was looking forward to have the Staff Band as its guest and to attract people to the Army through the sound of the band. The weekend was more or less managed by former Staff Band cornetist Hedzer van der Giezen, an avid Salvationist and keen brass lover.  Read more

ASB Weekend in Lelystad

Amsterdam Staff Band in Lelystad, October 2015

On the last weekend of October 2015, the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) visited the corps in Lelystad for a ministry weekend. The weekend included an outdoor concert at the town hall, a worship service at the corps on Sunday morning, and two concerts.   Read more

Premier Brass Tenth Edition

The weekend of 18 – 29 March 2015 saw the tenth edition of the Premier Brass concert series held by the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman). The guest band this year was Spijkerpakkenband and the guest soloist was bass trombonist Brandt Attema.  Read more

ASB Fall Festival 2014

The 2014 Fall Festival of the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) included performances by the special guest soloist, Canadian trumpet and cornet virtuoso Robert Venables.  Read more