Yearly Archives: 2006

National Capital Band Weekend in Tidewater

The National Capital Band (Bandmaster James Anderson) embarked on its fall campaign in the National Capital and Virginia Division. The trip took the group to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, with performances in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Sponsored by the area command, led by Major Gene Hogg, the weekend consisted of a concert at  Read more

Songs of Exuberance at Mountain Citadel

Article by Craig Lewis Photographs by Kathy Downer “Songs of Exuberance” was the theme for a concert at Mountain Citadel (Hamilton) on 12 November 2006, featuring the Mountain Citadel senior music sections and guest trombone soloist Andrew Justice. Andrew is the principal trombone of both the world renowned Enfield Citadel and International Staff Bands. The  Read more

Canadians Help Celebrate 124 Years in Norwich

The Ontario Central Reservist Band (Bandmaster Geoff Norton) was the special guest ensemble for the celebrations of the 124th anniversary of the Norwich Citadel Band. The festival weekend began with a concert featuring the Ontario Central Reservist Band. Solo items included Deputy Bandmaster Gary Dean playing the exciting cornet solo Jubilate (Arthur Gullidge), Norm Ritson  Read more

Britain's Musical Heritage Celebrated in New Display

Sound Designs: The Story of Boosey & Hawkes From Friday, 17 November 2006 Music Gallery, Horniman Museum Free Admission Boosey & Hawkes factory, Sonorous Works, Edgware, North London. The 6 foot tall tuba on the roof was made in the 1930s and was originally positioned outside the Boosey factory on Euston Road. The names Besson  Read more

Estonian Journey for Hythe Music Sections

(This article was contributed by Bandmaster Richard Carroll) In its centenary year, the ten members of the Hythe Band of the Salvation Army (Bandmaster Richard Carroll), together with the Hythe Songsters (Songster Leader Wesley Carroll, traveled to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, for a weekend of open-air concerts, soldier's rallies, a Concert of Praise, prayer  Read more

SLFB Benefit for London City Mission

On Friday, 20 October 2006, the South London Fellowship Band, under the direction of Major George Whittingham, gave a concert for the benefit of the London City Mission. The host church, St John's, Eden Park, Beckenham, has a long history of support for the Mission, particularly the Waterloo Christian Centre's work among the homeless. The  Read more

Ringwood and Poole Weekend

Derby Central Band (Bandmaster Alan Losh) spent the weekend of 16 – 17 October at Ringwood and Poole, participating in the Ringwood Carnival and presenting a festival concert at Poole. Following a meal prepared by members of the Salvation Army corps in Ringwood, the band marched around the town as a part of the town  Read more

Hynd Bows Out in Enfield

The Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Andrew Blyth) has announced that one of their long-time members, Malcolm Hynd, has stepped down from the band as the result of changes with his employment. Hynd joined the band in 1975, and has played solo cornet and most recently flügelhorn, serving both as a section player and a soloist.  Read more

ISB Weekend at Scarborough

Bandmaster Stephen Cobb and the International Staff Band journeyed to the North Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough on the weekend of 23 – 24 September. The venue for the Saturday evening festival was the Grand Hall at the Spa Centre, recently under refurbishment. After setting up on the stage, the band gathered for tea and  Read more

“Concert of Praise” in Hythe

On Sunday, 8 October 2006, a packed hall enjoyed an exciting programme under the title “Concert of Praise” in preparation for the Hythe Band and Songsters upcoming tour of Estonia. The Songsters opened up with Holy Ground, followed by If You Would Be Strong and Resound in Praise. The Band presented contrasting items, Tomado de  Read more