Monthly Archives: December 2009

Metro DC Community Appreciation Christmas Concert

The National Capital Area Command held its annual Community Appreciation Christmas Concert, featuring the National Capital Band (Bandmaster James B. Anderson), on Sunday, 13 December 2009. Other performers included mezzo-soprano Sara Dell’Omo, junior soloist David S. Carroll, the DC Metro Timbrelists led by Elsie Morris and The Singin’ Eagles of C. Hunter Ritchie Elementary School  Read more

Christmas in Toronto

December was a busy month for the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) as the group was on duty for two annual Christmas events on back-to-back Saturdays. Christmas with the Salvation Army First up was the annual Christmas with the Salvation Army program at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall. This year’s guests were Barbara and Steve  Read more

Christmas Concert at Hayling Island Community Centre

On Saturday, 12 December 2009, the Solent Area Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Chris Kennett) joined with the Hayling Island Choir to present a concert of Christmas music at the Hayling Island Community Centre. Following three items from the choir, Star Carol (John Rutter), Child in a Manger (arr. John Rutter) and A Maiden Most Gentle (arr.  Read more

Bosombe Rotary Carol Concert

On 10 December 2009, a good crowd witnessed the annual Rotary Carol Concert featuring the Boscombe Band (Bandmaster Dr. Howard J. Evans). In addition to the band, the concert also featured the Boscombe Timbrels and the choir from Epiphany Church of England Primary School. The concert benefitted Help for Heroes, supporting those who have been  Read more

Special Guest at Birmingham Rehearsal

Television presenter Nick Owen visited the rehearsal of the Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Graham Lamplough) on Wednesday, 9 December 2009 in preparation for their collaboration at the “Rejoice” concert scheduled for the following Sunday. The English composer Philip Lane was born in Cheltenham in 1950 and was educated at Birmingham University. He now perhaps best  Read more

Mini-Concert at Maryland ARC

Bandmaster James B. Anderson and the National Capital Band made their final rehearsal of 2009 into a special event at the Adult Rehabilitation Center in Hyattsville, Maryland. At the invitation of Majors Paul and Dawn McFarland, the band changed its rehearsal venue from Divisional Headquarters to the chapel at the ARC on Monday, 7 December  Read more

Christmas in Brass in New York

The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris) had a busy weekend of Christmas performances on the weekend of 5 – 6 December 2009, including the Greater New York Annual Luncheon, a joint concert with musicians from the Manhattan School of Music, worship at the Manhattan Adult Rehabilitation Center and an afternoon festival at Times  Read more

Carol Concert for Charity at Chelmsford

On 5 December 2009, the Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Jonathan Corry) joined with the Chelmsford Songsters, Hadleigh Temple Timbrels, and the Monkey Magic Barbershop Quartet for a Christmas concert to benefit the Helen Rollason Cancer Care Centre Appeal. The concert was held in the hall at Chelmsford Citadel and raised over £2,000 for the charity.  Read more

Newbury Community Carol Concert

The 2009 Christmas season began for Bandmaster Stuart Hall and the Maidenhead Citadel Band on 28 November when the band played at the Newbury Corn Exchange for the annual Newbury Corps community carol concert. Bandmaster Hall led the concert and the community singing, making sure that the evening flowed smoothly from one item to the  Read more

North Western Division Music Councils

Saturday, 21 November 2009, saw Hendon Band (Bandmaster David Rudd) travel up the M6 to Warrington Citadel Corps to take part in the annual Music Councils for the North Western Division. The hall was full and brimming with anticipation of what the evening festival would entail. The Proclaimers (Kevin Norbury) was the opening number, taken  Read more