The National Capital Band, under the direction of Bandmaster Ian Anderson, performed Thanksgiving concerts in Winchester and Alexandria, Virginia during the weekend of 23 – 24 November 2002. Special guest soloists for the weekend were Majors Norman and Lois Garcia.
For the second time in 2002, the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris) traveled north to the state of Maine. This visit included performances in Old Orchard Beach.
General Arnold Brown, international leader of The Salvation Army from 1977 – 1981, was remembered in a Service of Thanksgiving at the Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in Toronto, Ontario, on 3 July 2002.
As a part of the 2002 Commissioning weekend, the [bclink id=”1231″ target=”_blank”] held the eighteenth annual Salvationist Star Search. Over 500 people from all parts of the territory took part in the competitions. Held this year at the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the event saw competition in a number of musical,…
On 31 May 2002, the National Capital Band, based in Washington, DC, gathered for a dinner marking the end of the band’s 76th consecutive annual season of service.
The USA Eastern Territory has filled its Music Editor position. Dorothy Gates, currently the Assistant Divisional Music Director in Washington, DC, will begin work at USA Eastern Territorial Headquarters in August. The position of Music Editor for the territory has been vacant since Kevin Norbury transferred to the Canada and Bermuda Territory. Ms. Gates was…
On 20 April 2002, the Sunderland Millfield Band (Bandmaster Paul Adams) traveled to Birkenhead for a weekend visit at the Rock Ferry Corps. The weekend also featured guest speaker Captain Antony Mugford.
The Coventry City Band, under the direction of Bandmaster Stephen Whitmore, has released STANDARD BEARERS, a compact disc recording containing thirteen compositions by Salvationist composer Andrew Mackereth.
On the weekend of 15 – 17 March 2002, the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris) traveled to the Northern New England Division for a Music and Gospel Arts weekend.