Monthly Archives: February 2009

New Era Begins in USA Southern Territory

On 3 February 2009, a new era began for Salvation Army music in the USA Southern Territory as Nick Simmons-Smith began his service as the Territorial Music and Creative Arts Education Secretary. Simmons-Smith, originally from Chelmsford, England, replaces Dr. Richard E. Holz, who has entered honored retirement after leading the territorial music department for some  Read more

Hymns and Chili

On 25 January 2009, the (Bandmaster James B. Anderson) journeyed a few miles north of Washington to the suburban city of Gaithersburg. For the second consecutive year, the band was invited to provide the backing for the annual Hymn Sing service at the Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church. The church hall was filled to capacity as Gaithersburg  Read more

Birmingham Citadel's Night at the Proms

The (Bandmaster Graham Lamplough) held another successful Night at the Proms event on 31 January 2009. This year’s event featured a Disney theme which got underway with a fantastic arrangement by Rick van der Velde of Disney on Parade, with Disney characters on parade around the hall. The first half of the program included some  Read more

Portsmouth Sunday Concert

Portsmouth Citadel has recently revised the format for Sunday evening meetings. In connection with the new format, the meeting periodically consists of a concert by the (Bandmaster John Hanchett). On 25 January, such a concert was held, conducted and chaired by Bandmaster Hanchett. Hymns of Praise (Goff Richards) got the concert off to a great  Read more

Moves in Melbourne

As the Melbourne Staff Band (Bandmaster Ken Waterworth) begins its 2009 season, a number of moves within the band have been announced. Neil Roper gives the soprano cornet seat to Jason Stewart and takes over as Assistant Principal Cornet to Garry Todd. Brett Holman moves from second cornet to the horn section. Graeme Faragher now  Read more

ISB Personnel Changes

The International Staff Band (Bandmaster Stephen Cobb) announced a number of personnel changes in January 2009. Philip Cobb (Hendon) and Philip Wainwright (Bromley), who are both students, had been in the band for a relatively short time, just under two years each, but both made an extremely valuable contribution to the band’s ministry. Alan Losh  Read more