Yearly Archives: 2007

New Disc from Enfield

Recorded for their visit to the United States (29 October - 5 November 2007), American Anthology from the Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Andrew Blyth) will be available in October 2007. The recording features the music of four leading American composers who have made significant contributions to Salvation Army brass band literature: William Himes, Bruce Broughton,  Read more

Flint Citadel Welcomes New Member

The Flint Citadel Band (Bandmaster Richard Holman) welcomed its newest member, Mark York, in September. York, who practically grew up at Flint Citadel, has been studying Eb bass for several years. Currently a high school student, he auditioned on 13 September for entry into the Flint Citadel Band. His addition brings the bass section back  Read more

Personnel Changes for National Capital Band

The National Capital Band (Bandmaster James Anderson) began its 2007–2008 season in September. Following the previous season, which was very busy (including a recording, new uniform jackets, three weekend trips and a 10-day tour of Switzerland and France), there were a number of personnel changes. During the spring, prior to the European tour, two of  Read more

Coventry City Band Opens Season at St. Mary's

The Coventry City Band of The Salvation Army (Bandmaster Huw Ellis) commenced its 2007–2008 season with a concert at St. Mary’s Church, Walsgrave, on 22 September 2007. New repertoire was featured, along with items prepared for the 125th anniversary celebrations and for the band’s latest recording, In Christ Alone. The program opened with Robert Redhead’s  Read more

Birmingham Citadel Band at Tamworth

The Mayor and Mayoress of Tamworth, as well as Salvationists from Govan and Ayr, were among the people giving an enthusiastic welcome to the Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster David Nicholson) in the Assembly Rooms at Tamworth on Wednesday, 19 September 2007. The band’s visit was in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Rotary Club  Read more

Hythe Harvest Celebrations

The Hythe Corps Band closed the bandstand season at the local park with a live outdoor concert. Bandmaster Richard Carroll served as compère for the afternoon, with a carefully selected program that included soul-stirring music, classics, solos, a few foot-tappers, and some traditional hymns. The Bandmaster’s humor, along with the joyful spirit of the band  Read more

Canadian Staff Band Personnel Changes

As the Canadian Staff Band looks forward to another busy year of ministry, they have announced several personnel changes. The band says farewell to percussionist Ray Larlee, a member of the band since May 2001. Ray also played with the band's worship team during the past year. The Staff Band expressed its good wishes in  Read more

NCB Switzerland/France Tour - May 25 - Orléans

The National Capital Band arrived in Orléans at midday. Our concert venue for the evening was the Conservatoire (a school for music, dance and theatre arts), just across the street from the magnificent Cathedral de Sainte-Croix. The original plan had been to unload our luggage and instruments at the Conservatoire, then walk just around the  Read more

NCB Switzerland/France Tour - May 24 - Normandy

Leaving the area of Tours on the morning of Thursday, May 24, many members of the National Capital Band were in great anticipation of the day's activities. Since the itinerary for the tour had been announced, the visit to the Normandy area, including a concert and ceremonies at the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach, had  Read more

NCB Switzerland/France Tour - May 23 - Fontevraud

On Wednesday, 23 May, the National Capital Band had our longest travel day of the tour, leaving Zürich at 5:15 am. With the travel distance to Tours in France, driver rest stops required by regulation, and an anticipated stop for passport checks at the border, the estimated travel time was 12 hours. Fortunately, we did  Read more