Monthly Archives: August 2009

Executive Officer Appointed

Major Geoff Chape, recently appointed as the Divisional Director for Evangelism in the Southern Division of the United Kingdom Territory, has also been appointed to succeed Major Adrian Allman as the Executive Officer of the Solent Area Fellowship Band. Born in the North East of England, Major Chape was brought up in the Salvation Army  Read more

Changes in Amsterdam

At the end of the season the Amsterdam Staff Band bade farewell to several members, including Marco Beeldman (bass trombone), Menno van der Woude (flügelhorn), Fokko Ponsen (Eb bass), Bjorn de Heer (second trombone), Kristiaan Riksten (first cornet) and Miranda Ponsen (public relations). In addition to the players and other personnel listed above, Staff Bandmaster  Read more

London Citadel Personnel News

The London Citadel Band (Bandmaster John Lam) announced some recent personnel changes in July 2009. The band said farewell to Sarah and Rachel Ewing, who have graduated with music degrees from the University of Western Ontario and moved on to the next stage of their careers. The band noted that they both had been outstanding  Read more

Busy July for South London Fellowship Band

The South London Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Major George Whittingham) had a busy two weeks in July with engagements at Westminster Abbey, Chelmsford and Eastbourne. For the third successive year, the Fellowship Band was invited to participate in the summer series of lunchtime concerts organized by the Westminster Abbey authorities. The concert was scheduled to be  Read more

Kenyans Attend Repair Course in Wales

As part of its ongoing policy to support mission projects outside the United Kingdom, the Bristol Easton Corps partnered with the Woking Corps to sponsor two young Kenyans to attend a specialist brass and string instrument repair course held in Wales. The goal of the project, which has the support of the Kenya East Territory,  Read more

Kenyan Musicians Benefit from Norwich Citadel Campaign

In the latter part of July, the Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Richard Woodrow) arranged for the transportation of 21 brass instruments and a pair of timpani to a repair shop in Essex. Obtained through the courtesy of former Norwich Citadel bandsman Colin Maynard and the Rayleigh (Essex) Band, the brass instruments, after being refurbished (happily,  Read more

Classical Summer Proms at Broxbourne

A capacity crowd enjoyed the Classical Summer Proms event held at Broxbourne Civic Hall on 12 July 2009. The concert featured the Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Jonathan Corry), a 100-voice festival chorus (Tina Shepherd, conductor), and several outstanding soloists, including Dudley Bright (trombone), Helen Parker (vocal) and Ralph Brill (trumpet), along with piano accompanist Roy  Read more

Day in Lowestoft for Norwich Citadel Band

Sunday, 12 July 2009, was a day spent in Lowestoft by the Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Richard Woodrow). In the morning, the band participated in the morning Holiness Meeting at Lowestoft Citadel, ably and sensitively led by Band Sergeant Joe Allen. This was followed by a very nice roast dinner at the Citadel cooked by  Read more

Boscombe and Woodfalls Gala Concert

Before an audience of some 300 people, the Boscombe Band of the Salvation Army (Bandmaster Dr. Howard J. Evans) were guests in their own hall at a Gala Concert organized by Woodfalls Band, who joined them for an extravaganza evening of high quality brass band musicianship on Friday, 10 July 2009. The guests soloists for  Read more

Cobb Leads Rehearsal at Chelmsford Citadel

On Thursday, 2 July 2009, Dr. Stephen Cobb conducted the Chelmsford Citadel Band rehearsal as a part of the band’s “At Home” evening series. The evening began with Dr. Cobb leading the Junior Band during their practice. After a short break, he was welcomed into the Senior Band fellowship. Dr. Simon Schultz, Bandmaster of Chelmsford  Read more