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Broughton Honored at Soundtrack Cologne

Bruce Broughton

On 26 August 2017, at Soundtrack Cologne, noted film composer Bruce Broughton was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award as one of a handful of “Hollywood Greats” who have contributed at the highest level to the film experience.  Read more

Pre-Contest Concert at British Open

Birmingham Symphony Hall

On 9 September 2017, Symphony Hall in Birmingham was packed with brass band enthusiasts for the annual British Open contest. As has become tradition, the Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) presented a pre-contest concert in the foyer of the hall.  Read more

New York Staff Band Begins 2017/18 Season

The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) commenced its 131st season of music ministry by participating in the welcome of the cadets at the Centennial Memorial Temple in New York City.  Read more

Stavanger Band to Tour in Upper Midwest USA

Stavanger Band (Per-Erik Petersen), Summer 2017

The Stavanger Band (Bandmaster Per-Erik Petersen) from Norway will be in the United States 6 – 13 October 2017, performing in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. The main event of the trip is the Scandinavian Jubilee at Rockford Temple, Illinois.  Read more

Reading Central Band at St. Giles Fair

Reading Central Band logo

On Sunday, 3 September 2017, the Reading Central Band (Bandmaster Ian Clack) joined with the Oxford Salvation Army Band to participate in the blessing of the annual St. Giles Fair in Oxford.   Read more

Belfast Temple Sunday Afternoon Program

Belfast Temple Band, 3 September 2017

On Sunday afternoon, 3 September 2017, the Belfast Temple Corps commenced a Sunday afternoon program supported by the Belfast Temple Band (Bandmaster Jack Burch). The guest soloist for the afternoon was Belfast Sydenham Bandmaster David Corry (cornet), a former member of Belfast Temple Band.  Read more

Star Lake Musicamp 2017

Star Lake Musicamp 2017

Star Lake Musicamp 2017, with special guests Majors Martin and Leanne Cordner and Songster Leader Marjory Watson, was held 12 - 20 August 2017. A record enrollment of 200 students, supported by 65 staff, participated in three majors, with five bands, five choruses, and no less than 17 electives, with the theme Wake up the Saint.  Read more

Whittingham Birthday Concert

Major George Whittingham

Many well-known faces from the Salvation Army brass band world, plus some others, gathered at Bromley Corps on 29 August 2017, forming a band to celebrate the 91st birthday of Major George Whittingham.  Read more