Yearly Archives: 2007

Colchester Citadel 125th Anniversary

The International Staff Band (Bandmaster Stephen Cobb) visited Colchester (Britain’s oldest recorded town) to mark the 125th anniversary of the Colchester Citadel Corps. The weekend visit began on Saturday afternoon with a march through part of the town center to the Town Hall, where Staff Band members were greeted by Councillor Ray Gamble, the Mayor  Read more

Staff Band in Frankston

On Sunday, 11 November 2007, the Melbourne Staff Band visited Frankston, located on the Southern Peninsula about 40 km south of Melbourne. The Staff Band had last visited the town some twelve years earlier. The current corps officer at Frankston is a former member of the Staff Band, Graeme Adnams. The weather was cloudless and  Read more

Ensemble from Gloucester at Sheppard House

The Senior Band Ensemble from the Gloucester Corps brought some early Christmas cheer and the message of Christmas to the residents, staff and visitors at Sheppard House, Newent, on 19 November 2007. The event was a Christmas party at Sheppard House and the band was pleased to share in fellowship, fun, tea and coffee. The  Read more

Staff Band Participates in Glenn Gould Tribute

An ensemble made up of members of the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster Brian Burditt) took part in ceremonies honoring the late Canadian master musician Glenn Gould on Tuesday, 25 September 2007. The Salvation Army joined with the Glenn Gould Foundation, the Glenn Gould Estate, and the Toronto Legacy Project of the City of Toronto to  Read more

Norwich 125th Features Black Dyke Band

A highlight of the year-long 125th anniversary celebrations for the Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Doug Beattie) was the visit of the renowned Black Dyke Band to the Citadel for a gala concert on 29 September 2007. Contributing to the spirit of the evening was a collection for the Mombasa Children’s Home taken up as the  Read more

Andover Visit for Portsmouth Citadel Band

A capacity crowd greeted the Portsmouth Citadel Band (Bandmaster John Hanchett) on its visit to the Andover Corps on 29 September 2007. Items from the band featured pieces old and new, from Martin Cordner’s In Christ Alone to the well-loved classic The Triumph of Peace. Someone commented “There was something for everyone.” The event also  Read more

Whittlesey Concert for Household Troops

The Household Troops Band (Bandmaster John Mott) paid its second visit to Whittlesey in three years recently. The band presented what was basically a Pre-Tour Festival in anticipation of their tour of Singapore and Australia in October. A good crowd gathered to hear some of the old favorites and some new works, too. The latter  Read more

Sunday in Rosebud

For members of the Melbourne Staff Band (Bandmaster Ken Waterworth), Sunday, 16 September 2007 brought a picturesque morning drive down the Mornington Peninsula to the bay side suburb of Rosebud. The Staff Band was in Rosebud to conduct a Sunday morning service and perform at an afternoon concert. Darren Waterworth began the morning service with  Read more

City Harvest Celebrations in Gloucester

Gloucester Salvation Army Band (Bandmaster Clifford Matthews) and Songsters (Songster Leader Phil Webb) presented two hours of music and worship in the center of Gloucester City on Saturday, 22 September 2007. The recently redeveloped Kings Square was a new venue for the Salvationist music-making, and the space enabled people to stop and listen more readily  Read more