Monthly Archives: February 2008

Melbourne Staff Band Personnel News - February 2008

The Melbourne Staff Band (Bandmaster Ken Waterworth) announced some personnel changes in February 2008. Nigel Mapes has been permanently appointed to the Staff Band, in the tuba section. Mapes had been assisting the Staff Band for several months on BBb bass in the absence of Craig Watson. Unfortunately, Craig remains on extended leave from the  Read more

Canadian Staff Band Personnel News - January 2008

The Canadian Staff Band has regretfully announced that Stuart Cornie has been forced to relinquish his duties and step out of the band because of ongoing health concerns. Cornie joined the Staff Band in 2006, and helped the band in several ways, notably with creative media presentations that enhanced the ministry of the Staff Band.  Read more

New Leadership for New England Brass Band

The New England Brass Band has announced that Stephen Bulla will take the helm as Music Director for the 2008–2009 season. Bulla’s appointment marks the end of a decade of leadership for the NEBB provided by Douglas Yeo, who is retiring. Writing in the band’s newsletter, Yeo states: “While these 10 years have been ones  Read more

Start of the Year News from Melbourne Veterans

The end of 2007 saw two exciting events for the Melbourne Veterans’ Band (Bandmaster Noel Jones). First, the band’s third compact disc, Service Our Joy, was released in November. Featuring full ensemble, solo and vocal items used during concerts over the last two years, response has been favorable as shown by brisk sales. Second, a  Read more

“A Night at the Proms” in Birmingham

The Birmingham Citadel Corps held its annual “A Night at the Proms” event on 26 January 2008. The much-anticipated, promenade-style concert was held in the corps hall. Friends chattering, acquaintances meeting up, people who had traveled far and many faithful supporters were all expecting to be both entertained by some excellent, exciting music and to  Read more

New York Staff Band in Florida

The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris) traveled to central Florida on the weekend of 25 – 28 January 2008. It was sunny and 24 F° in New York City when the Staff Band boarded the plane and took off for Orlando, Florida. When they arrived, the sun was the same and the temperature  Read more

Carols and Christmas Music 2007 - Bristol Easton

For over thirty years, the Bristol Easton Corps has been presenting its annual Festival of Carols and Christmas Music. The majority of these events have been held in Bristol’s premier concert hall, the Colston Hall. For 2007, two concerts were presented, with a total attendance of over 2,500. The special guest for the 2007 concerts  Read more

NABBC Annual Two-Day Convention

The weekend of 26 – 27 January 2008 saw members of the National Association of Brass Band Conductors gather at the Britannia Hotel, Bolton, for their annual two-day convention. This year’s convention had the underlying theem of “The Way Forward” and tried to find the answer to one of the biggest problems in the brass  Read more