Monthly Archives: April 2007

Three Church Concerts

The Bellshill Salvation Army Band (Bandmaster Ian Dickie) gave concerts at three local churches in March 2007. 5 March – Baillieston Evangelical Church Marking the first visit of the Bellshill band to this church, the band opened the concert in the “Hope Hall” with Let There Be Praise. The hall was full, with extra chairs  Read more

Echuca 120th

The Salvation Army in Echuca celebrated its 120th anniversary on the weekend of 3 – 4 March 2007, the occasion being marked by a visit from the Melbourne Staff Band (Bandmaster Ken Waterworth). Three hours from Melbourne by coach, Echuca is a pleasant country town on the banks of the Murray River. The Saturday night  Read more

New River Valley Weekend for National Capital Band

On the weekend of 3 – 4 March 2007, the National Capital Band of the Salvation Army (Bandmaster James B. Anderson) journeyed to the New River Valley in southwestern Virginia. The weekend marked the dedication of a new building for the New River Valley Corps, based in Christiansburg. Although this area is a part of  Read more

Canadian Staff Band Weekend in Toronto and London

On the weekend of 2 – 4 March 2007, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster Brian Burditt) performed in a series of engagements in Toronto and London, Ontario. Beginning with a performance as a part of the annual Festival of Brass hosted by the Hannaford Street Silver Band on Friday evening, the Staff Band also joined  Read more

ISB Weekend in Bedlington

The International Staff Band (Bandmaster Dr. Stephen Cobb) made its first weekend visit to Bedlington in 26 years on the weekend of 24 – 25 February 2007. The weekend began inauspiciously, when the coach which was to transport the Staff Band failed to arrive. After ascertaining that the coach company had somehow booked the following  Read more

MSB Opens for MSO

On 24 February 2007, the Melbourne Staff Band (Bandmaster Ken Waterworth) took the stage at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl as the “opener” for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's Free Concert Series. ABC Radio host Derek Guille introduced the Staff Band and Bandmaster Waterworth, then turned the microphone over to Major Len Turner, the Staff Band's  Read more

5th Annual Concert in Hythe

The fifth Annual Concert featuring the Hythe Band of the Salvation Army and the Hythe Town Concert Band was held on 3 March 2007, to a standing room only audience. In the first half of the program, the Hythe Band of the Salvation Army, under the direction of Bandmaster Richard Carroll, gave a sparkling performance  Read more