Monthly Archives: November 2009

ISB at Maidstone

The International Staff Band (Bandmaster Stephen Cobb) made its first visit to Maidstone since 2003 on the weekend of 24 – 25 October 2009, with a Saturday evening festival, Sunday worship and another program on Sunday afternoon. Saturday, 24 October 2009 The congregation included current students from the International College for Officers, former members of  Read more

Film Night in Boscombe

Some 200 people were in the hall at Boscombe Corps on Sunday evening, 25 October 2009, for a “Film Night” concert by the Boscombe Band (Bandmaster Howard J. Evans). The program centered around music from a number of different films. Items played by the band included the following: Imperial March from “The Empire Strikes Back  Read more

Weekend in Massachusetts for NYSB

The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ron Waiksnoris) traveled to the Boston area for their first ministry weekend of the season on Friday, 23 October 2009. The weekend began on Friday evening with a festival celebrating 125 years of Salvation Army service in Fall River. The concert was followed by a social time and dinner  Read more

Concert at Great Dunmow URC

The Chelmsford Citadel Band (Bandmaster Dr. Simon Schultz) visited the Great Dunmow United Reformed Church for a music festival in October 2009. The concert opened with The Ambassadors (Peter Graham), followed by an opening prayer. Amazing Race (Andrew Mackereth) was well-received by the congregation. Two cornet soloists were featured: David Wright, who performed A Happy  Read more

Norwich Weekend in Bristol

On Saturday, 10 October 2009, the Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Richard Woodrow) traveled to the Bristol Easton Corps, completing a four-way exchange in which the bands and songster brigades have carried out weekend campaigns at the others’ Corps. The concert on Saturday evening included the march Salvation’s Song, Heart Beat, a transcription of Brahms’ Academic  Read more

National Capital Band Ministry Weekend

For the second successive year, the National Capital Band (Bandmaster James B. Anderson) traveled to Warrenton and Culpeper, Virginia, for a ministry weekend. The weekend included a joint concert with the Warrenton Chorale (Director Steve Aiello) on Saturday afternoon and Sunday services at the Culpeper United Methodist Church (Pastor Randy Orndorff). Saturday, 7 November 2009  Read more

Remembrance Service for the French Resistance

On Remembrance Sunday, 8 November 2009, many Salvation Army bands played at services across the globe to honor service men and women who have made the supreme sacrifice for their country. The Upper Norwood Corps Band of the Salvation Army played at a well-attended service at the Memorial in Crystal Palace in the morning, and  Read more

Celebrating Ten Years on the Web

The Brass Crest originally launched on 1 November 1999, as a learning tool for the webmaster. From a tiny site (about ten pages), hosted on the old GeoCities service, it has grown into an internationally-recognized resource on Salvation Army bands and banding. The site continues to gain interest, with just shy of 50,000 page views  Read more