Monthly Archives: September 2009

20-Year Celebration at Adult Rehabilitation Center

On Sunday, 27 September 2009, the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center in Bladensburg, Maryland celebrated 20 years in the current location. Supporting the celebrations was a combined band from the Alexandria Citadel and Arlington Citadel Corps, led by Arlington Citadel bandmaster Keith Morris. The cafeteria at the ARC was packed to capcity for the event.  Read more

"D-Day" in Alexandria

Sunday, 20 September 2009, was “D-day” (début day) for the three newest members of the Alexandria Citadel Band. Taking their places on the platform for the first time as members of the senior band were Rachael Argot and Brandyn Newsome on cornet, and Bannister Chaava on trombone. All three of the young new members have  Read more

National Capital Band Personnel News

At the beginning of the 2009-2010 season, the National Capital Band (Bandmaster James B. Anderson) added several new and returning members to the roster. With both euphonium players moving from the Washington area over the summer, the band was delighted to welcome back Steve Kellner as principal euphonium. Steve, formerly the principal euphonium of the  Read more

Troops in Bristol

The Household Troops Band (Bandmaster Major John Mott) provided a memorable weekend when they commenced their 2009 Summer Tour at Bristol Easton. Many “Troopers” had traveled long distances, but all were present for lunch on Saturday and, after a short period of refreshment, were ready to commence the weekend with a march through the town  Read more

Boscombe New Horizons

A highlight of the annual Salvation Army calendar in England is the annual New Horizons week held at Butlins resort in Bognor Regis. For the 2009 event, the Boscombe Band (Bandmaster Howard J. Evans) were privileged to present a concert on the evening of Wednesday, 9 September. The concert kicked off with a classic march,  Read more

Canadian Staff Band Begins Fifth Decade

The Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) kicked off its 41st season in high spirits on 9 September 2009. The first rehearsal of the season allowed members to catch up with one another and read through a variety of pieces, including several additions to the Staff Band’s repertoire for the coming year. The Staff Band  Read more

Bellshill at Wishaw Baptist

On Friday, 4 September 2009, the Bellshill Band of the Salvation Army (Bandmaster Ian Dickie) presented a program at Wishaw Baptist Church. As with many of the band’s recent programs, it was full of a variety of music, and was well-received by the audience. One “first” for the evening was a cornet solo played by  Read more

North York Welcomes Players

The North York Temple Band (Bandmaster Glenn Barlow) welcomes several new players for the upcoming 2009-2010 season. Alex Bolton has returned “to the fold” from Oshawa Temple after a short departure. Alex is a member of the horn section of the Canadian Staff Band and rejoins NYTB on second 1st Horn. NYTB welcomes Stuart Walter,  Read more

Govan at Brass in the Park

On Saturday, 5 September 2009, the Govan Citadel Band was privileged to be asked to take part in the Brass in the Park festival near Edinburgh. The event runs from Friday evening and concludes with “Brass of Praise” in the park on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, this year saw the worst weather ever for the event,  Read more

Cradley Heath, Cornerstone and Deep Harmony

On 5 September 2009, the Cradley Heath Band of the Salvation Army (Bandmaster Rob Westwood-Payne) joined worship band Cornerstone and vocal group Deep Harmony, both from the Willenhall Salvation Army, for a worship concert as a part of Cradley Heath Salvation Army’s Over 60s Club anniversary weekend. The packed hall was hushed at 6:00 pm  Read more