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SLFB Long Weekend in Blackpool and Carlisle

South London Fellowship Band at Blackpool Citadel, September 2018

On the long weekend of 28 – 30 September 2018, the South London Fellowship Band (Conductor Darrell Scholes) visited the northwest of England, with events in Blackpool and Carlisle. Despite challenges with travel and accommodations, the trip was ultimately successful and satisfying, with two concerts and Sunday morning worship during the trip.  Read more

Enfield Pre-Contest Festival Features Fountain and Cordner

James Fountain with Enfield Citadel Band, October 2018

Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Don Jenkins) returned to St. John’s, Smith Square, for this year’s Pre-Contest Festival. The concert featured James Fountain (cornet/trumpet) as guest soloist and Major Martin Cordner as compère, guest conductor, and featured composer.  Read more

Proms at Belfast Sydenham

On Saturday, 29 September 2018, the Belfast Sydenham Band presented “The Last Night of the Proms” at the Belfast Sydenham Salvation Army hall. A fantastic time with a varied musical program for all.  Read more

Birmingham Citadel Band 125th Anniversary Gala

The Ruddick Arts Centre, Edgbaston was the venue for the commencement of Birmingham Citadel Band’s 125th Anniversary celebrations on Saturday, 22 September 2018. A weekend which, as it progressed, conjured up many happy memories of the band’s consistent ministry in Birmingham and further afield over the years.  Read more

Concert Jumellé in Kintambo

Kintambo Band (Bandmaster Sergeant Henri Makanda Nkodia) shared the stage with the Matete Band (Bandmaster Sergeant Achille Ngombi) in the Kintambo hall on 19 August 2018, offering a praise and worship concert for the glory of God.  Read more

Birmingham Citadel Pre-Contest Concert

Birmingham Citadel Band, Pre-Contest Concert, British Open 2018

It is now sixteen years since the first invitation was given to the Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) to provide a program of music in the foyer of Symphony Hall prior to the British Open Brass Band Championship. This year’s concert was on Saturday, 8 September 2018.  Read more

Amsterdam Staff Band September Weekend

Amsterdam Staff Band outdoor concert in Ede, September 2018

The Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) had high expectations for their first ministry weekend after the summer break. In addition to the usual concerts and worship opportunities, the band was privileged to provide music for the wedding of one of its members.  Read more

National Capital Band Supports Soldiers Rally

Bean and Bailey

The National Capital Band (Bandmaster Dr. Steve Kellner) was privileged to support a Soldiers Rally sponsored by the National Capital Area Command. The rally was held at the Montgomery County (Maryland) Corps on Sunday, 30 September 2018. Special guests for the evening were the comedy duo Bean and Bailey.  Read more

Worthing Citadel Proms Night

Last Night of the Proms Concert, Worthing Citadel, September 2018

On Saturday, 22 September 2018, the Worthing Citadel Band (Bandmaster Alan Slator), Worthing Citadel Songsters (Songster Leader Wendy McDaniel), and the Community Spirit Choir presented a “Last Night of the Proms Concert” in aid of “The Big Collection”. Special guest for the evening was Ira Thomas, Regional Music Specialist for the West Malling Region.  Read more

Fellowship Band Supports South London Celebration

South London Fellowship Band outdoor concert at William Booth College, 15 September 2018

On Saturday, 15 September 2018, the South London Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Darrell Scholes) was at William Booth College in support of the South London Division’s Celebration weekend. The day included an outdoor concert and support of the afternoon Celebration meeting.  Read more