Yearly Archives: 2006

Gloucester Music Sections at City Centre Cross

On a warm, sunny Saturday (23 September 2006), the Gloucester Salvation Army Band and Songsters participated in the Gloucester City Churches Harvest Celebrations. The event, held in the area of the City Centre Cross, was opened by Councillor Sue Blakely, Mayor of Gloucester. Shoppers traversing the area were entertained by the band with a program  Read more

Looking for a Leader in Brisbane

The Brisbane City Temple Corps, Brisbane, Australia, has announced that their bandmaster of the past six years, well-known Salvationist composer Barrie Gott, has stepped down. In what is a somewhat unusual way for a Salvation Army group, they are openly advertising for a replacement, via an announcement on the Corps web site. The announcement describes  Read more

Personnel Changes for the National Capital Band

The National Capital Band of the Salvation Army, based in Washington, DC, begins its 2006–2007 season with a few personnel changes, including a new Executive Officer, the retirement of a long-time member of the trombone section, and some new faces. Band Chaplain and trombonist Joe DeMato has retired from the band, after over 25 years  Read more

Busy Summer at Norwich Citadel

The Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Douglas Beattie) participated in several summer events, including 120th anniversary celebrations for the corps in Aylsham, concerts in Snettisham and Sandringham, and the 125th anniversary of the ”Fisherman's Mission“ in Lowestoft. The band traveled to Aylsham, 10 miles north of Norwich, on Sunday, 1 July, presenting a concert at St  Read more

Band Weekend in Portsmouth

Portsmouth Citadel Band (Bandmaster David Mallett) held its Band Weekend in June, featuring virtuoso trombonist Nick Hudson on Saturday evening. Hudson offered four solo items on Saturday, including The Eternal Quest (Ray Steadman-Allen), Consecration (Don Morrison), My Christ Is All (William Himes), and Concert Piece (Félix-Alexandre Guilmant). The band concluded the evening with one of  Read more

Cradley Heath 125th Features Enfield Citadel Band

The Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Andrew Blyth) joined with the Cradley Heath Corps on 8 July 2006, in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Corps, giving a concert in Holy Trinity Church, Old Hill, Cradley Heath. A congregation of around two hundred people enjoyed diverse musical items, from the opening Fanfare of Praise to  Read more

Hythe Appreciation Weekend Features Bexleyheath Band

As a “Thank You” to the community of Hythe and the surrounding districts Bandmasters Richard Carroll (Hythe) and Derek Kane (Bexleyheath) organised the visit of the brass band from The Salvation Army at Bexleyheath Corps. As well as an event to show gratitude, the weekend brought good music, a good friendships, and opportunities to engage  Read more

4th Annual Northern Highlights Festival

This report submitted by John Ward. Click on photos for large versions. The ethos behind “Highlights” is to use the traditional elements of Salvation Army music making such as Brass and Choral groups and fuse them with dance, drama, multimedia to create a whole evenings presentation of the gospel. “Resident” group, the Castleford Songsters are  Read more

Gospel Train Tracks Through North Scotland

Maidenhead Citadel Band has completed its 7-day “Gospel Train” tour of the North Scotland Division of the Salvation Army. Starting at Fort William, they moved north to Inverness and Wick, before following the east coastal route to Peterhead, Aberdeen, Dundee and finally Blairgowrie. The band made a number of firsts. They are possibly the first  Read more

Gloucester Supports Cloud 9

The Salvation Army corps in Gloucester has for many years supported the local Gloucester charity Cloud 9. On 14 May, at the Salvation Army hall, Eastgate Street, a benefit concert was held featuring the Gloucester music sections, along with vocal soloists Deborah Ketteringham (Reading Central Corps) and Tom Elliott (Gloucester Corps), who recently appeared on  Read more