Monthly Archives: July 2009

Kane Appointed at Aveley and Newham

On 24 July 2009, the Aveley and Newham Band (Musical Director Nigel Taken) announced that well-known Salvationist musician Derick Kane has been named the band’s Assistant Musical Director. Kane is without doubt one of the most well-known figures in the brass band movement, primarily because of his dedicated service with the Salvation Army and as  Read more

Season End for Solent Area Fellowship Band

On Monday, 6 July 2009, the Solent Area Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Chris Kennett) met for its final rehearsal before the summer break. This was a very special rehearsal, with not just the current members of the band but also several invited guests. Almost 60 players rehearsed a variety of music from modern to classical; composers  Read more

Moving Up at Norwich

Sunday, 28 June 2009 was a special day for Cameron Johnson when he was commissioned as a bandsman at Norwich Citadel, transferring from the Young People’s Band at the corps. Johnson joins the Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Richard Woodrow) on first cornet. His grandfather, Ray Todd, is a valued member on the front row the  Read more

Hope Children's Center Benefit

The South London Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Major George Whittingham) gave a concert on 19 June 2009 at the All Saints Church, Crowborough. The event was a benefit for the Hope Children’s Center for AIDS Orphans in Blantyre, Malawi. The All Saints Church has a busy community outreach program and an impressive suite of buildings that  Read more

New Executive for NYSB

Lt.-Colonel Kenneth W. Maynor has been appointed as the Executive Officer of the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ron Waiksnoris). Maynor replaces Major Thomas V. Mack, who has retired after a distinguished career with the Salvation Army, including some 40 years of service in various capacities with the Staff Band. Maynor was recently appointed to  Read more

Leprosy Mission Benefit Concert

For many of those affected by leprosy, social exclusion brings loss of livelihood and social status. Often referred to as “cripples” or “untouchable”, many sufferers face rejection from their families and peers. The Leprosy Mission International (TLMI) is an international Christian development organization, founded in 1874, working in 28 countries across Africa, South Asia and  Read more

Poringland Singers with Norwich Citadel Band

The Poringland Singers (Conductor Ian Elliot) joined with the Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Richard Woodrow) for a concert held at the Citadel hall on 12 June 2009. On the early, warm summer evening, the Citadel Band began the concert with the good old George Marshall march The Liberator, which was followed by the first performance  Read more

SAFB Charity Concert at Alton

On Friday, 26 June 2009, the Solent Area Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Chris Kennett) presented a Charity Concert at Alton Salvation Army Corps. Proceeds from the event were used towards the Salvation Army’s local community work and the Tujisaidie Nursery School at Kayole, Nairobi, Kenya. Bandmaster Kennett conducted the band in an opening march, Spirit of  Read more

Benefit Concert with Anglia Fellowship Band

The Anglia Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Ray Todd) recently joined forces with the Co-op Ladies Choir to raise money for Bowel Cancer and the Ipswich Citadel building fund. An excellent attendance resulted in each of the charities receiving substantial cheques. Items from the Fellowship Band included True Colours, A Sunbeam and the trombone feature Exultation. the  Read more

Farewells for Canadian Staff Band

At the end of the 2008–2009 season, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) bade farewell to three veteran members of the band. Percussionist Ron Reid was an almost permanent fixture with the Staff Band for a period of 32 years. Ron’s contributions, with colleague Stan Ewing, have kept audiences spellbound during innumerable live performances.  Read more