Monthly Archives: October 2009

Chicago Staff Band in the Fox Cities

On the weekend of 24–25 October 2009, the Chicago Staff Band (Bandmaster William Himes) traveled to the Fox Cities region of Wisconsin for two days of music and ministry. The first stop of the day was at Kaukauna High School, where the Staff Band conducted a clinic led by Bandmaster Himes. He spent a great  Read more

Fellowship in Portsmouth

On Sunday, 25 October 2009, the Solent Area Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Chris Kennett), together with guest vocal soloist Songster Ruth Unwin, were the guests at Portsmouth Citadel Salvation Army Corps. Major Lyn Hills, commanding officer of Portsmouth Citadel, welcomed the band and congregation after Bandmaster Kennett conducted an opening march, Spirit of Joy (Herbert Rive).  Read more

Canadian Staff Band Loses Charter Member

William “Bill” Burditt, one of the founding members of the modern-day Canadian Staff Band, was summoned home to be with the Lord on 27 October 2009. Burditt loved the Lord and served Him through a lifetime of musical and spiritual ministry. From 1969 through 1976, he demonstrated his versatility by playing Bb bass in the  Read more

Chelmsford Visit to Snettisham

The Chelmsford Citadel Band (Bandmaster Dr. Simon Schultz) visited Snettisham on 17 October 2009 at the invitation of Lieutenant Colin Hanover. Hanover, who is the Corps Officer at Snettisham, is a former member of the Chelmsford band and has also played with the band several times since becoming a Salvation Army officer, at a number  Read more

Bognor Regis Fellowship

On Friday, 23 October 2009, the Solent Area Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Chris Kennett) presented a concert at St. Wilfred’s Church, Bognor Regis, on behalf of the local Salvation Army corps. Father Andrew Wadsworth of St. Wilfred’s Church welcomed the band and congregation before Bandmaster Kennett conducted the opening march, Spirit of Joy (Herbert Rive). Lieutenant  Read more

Birmingham Citadel Band at Coton Green Church

Coton Green Church in Tamworth was the venue for a concert by the Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Graham Lamplough) on 14 October 2009. It is always a pleasure for the band to visit a new venue, but to visit such a lovely church midweek and be warmly welcomed by a capacity crowd was a real  Read more

Derby Central for Guisborough 125

The Derby Central Band (Bandmaster Alan Losh) helped the Guisborough Corps Band celebrate their 125th anniversary with a weekend visit 17 – 18 October 2009. The weekend consisted of a Saturday evening festival, Sunday morning meetings and a Sunday afternoon festival. When the Derby Central Band arrived on Saturday, they were provided with an excellent  Read more

Upper Norwood at ICO

On 15 October 2009, a dedication of a flag pole and flag was held at the International College for Officers and Centre for Spiritual Life Development in Sydenham Hill, London. Musical support was provided by the Upper Norwood Band under the direction of Acting Bandmaster John Clarke. The dedication was conducted by the Chief of  Read more

Neighbourhood Proms at Lewisham

A small but enthusiastic audience greeted the South London Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Major George Whittingham) on 10 October 2009 for “Neighbourhood Proms”, an initiative undertaken by Captain Martin Cordner, officer in charge of the Salvation Army’s work in Lewisham. The guest for the evening, Major Malcolm Walters, proved himself to be a very able compère,  Read more

Boscombe Visits South Wales

South Wales was the destination for the Boscombe Band of the Salvation Army (Bandmaster Dr. Howard J. Evans) on the weekend of 3–4 October 2009. The weekend featured a Saturday evening concert at the Waterfront Community Church, Sunday morning meetings at both Swansea Citadel and Morriston Citadel, and a Sunday afternoon festival at Swansea Citadel.  Read more