Monthly Archives: July 2009

Derby Visit to Sheffield Citadel

The Derby Central Band (Bandmaster Alan Losh) presented an evening of music at Sheffield Citadel on 13 June 2009. This was a return visit, as the Sheffield Band had visited Derby a few weeks before. Several soloists were featured, including David Purkiss playing Caprice for Cornet. Darren Willis (euphonium) performed In Christ Alone, Jonathan Finnity  Read more

Canadian Staff Band Visit to Simcoe

On the weekend of 6–7 June 2009, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) visited the rural Ontario town of Simcoe to help celebrate the Salvation Army’s 125th anniversary in the community. Guest leaders for the weekend were General and Mrs. Bramwell H. Tillsley (ret.). A full congregation, including many visitors from outlying areas, took  Read more

Music for a Summer Evening at Bellshill

On the beautiful, sunny and warm evening of 3 June 2009, the Bellshill Band of the Salvation Army (Bandmaster Ian Dickie) held their third “Music for a Summer Evening” concert. This event has become a regular fixture on the first Wednesday of June each year. As always, the concert was held at the Bellshill Salvation  Read more

NYSB Annual Festival with Steven Mead

Internationally renowned euphonium virtuoso Steven Mead was the guest soloist with the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ron Waiksnoris) for the band’s 122nd Annual Festival. The event was held on 29 May 2009 in the new hall at Montclair Citadel, marking the first time that the Staff Band had performed in this excellent new venue.  Read more

Charity Concert for Braeside Social Home

On Friday, 22 May 2009, the Solent Area Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Chris Kennett) joined with the New Music Makers Choir (Musical Director Mariane Temperley) for a charity concert at Portsmouth Citadel. Proceeds from the event were donated to the Salvation Army’s Braeside Social Home in Zimbabwe. The Braeside Social Home was established after the Salvation  Read more

CaSB Hosts Notre Dame Concert Band

The Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) joined forces with the University of Notre Dame Concert Band in a unique concert held on 11 May 2009 at St. Patrick Catholic Secondary School in Toronto. The Notre Dame Concert Band, the oldest college band in the US (founded 1846), was completing a week-long tour of southern  Read more

MSB Sunday in the Country

The Melbourne Staff Band (Bandmaster Ken Waterworth) visited the small country town of Maryborough on Sunday, 17 May 2009. To make the visit even more effective, half of the band went to the corps at Castlemaine for the Sunday services, while the other half conducted the services at Maryborough. The band came back together in  Read more