Monthly Archives: February 2010

Chicago Staff Band in Des Moines

The Chicago Staff Band (Bandmaster William Himes) traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, on 20 February 2010 for an evening concert at the First Baptist Church of Greater Des Moines. The band returned to the church on Sunday morning to participate in worship services. Items from the Saturday evening festival included: El Es Él Señor (Dean  Read more

National Capital Band Covington Ministry Weekend

On the weekend of 20 – 21 February 2010, the National Capital Band (Bandmaster James B. Anderson) traveled to Covington, Virginia, to support the celebration of the dedication of a new Salvation Army building. Covington is a small city in southwestern Virginia. The Salvation Army “opened fire” there in 1926 and purchased a building on  Read more

Canadian Staff Band in Guelph

The first engagement of 2010 for the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) was a visit to Guelph Citadel on 6 – 7 February. Located an hour’s drive west of Toronto, Guelph is a thriving community with a population of about 130,000. The Salvation Army began work there in 1884 and has become well-respected for  Read more

Chicago Staff Band Visits South Bend

The Chicago Staff Band (Bandmaster William Himes) participated in a collaboration concert with the University of Notre Dame Symphonic Winds during a visit to South Bend, Indiana, 23 – 24 January 2010. The Staff Band accepted a late invitation to South Bend following a cancellation on their schedule. The city is the home of Notre  Read more

Cannock 125

On 6 February 2010, a festival celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Cannock Citadel Band was held, featuring the Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Jonathan Corry). The concert stepped off with the march Cornerstone (Andrew Mackereth), followed by the second movement, Sacrifice, from William Himes’ suite To the Chief Musician. Following introductions and an invocation, the  Read more

Joint Concert in Bristol

When two corps bands from Bristol – Bristol Easton (Bandmaster Nathan Cole) and Staple Hill (Bandmaster Nathan James) came together to present a joint concert, an archived program was introduced which recorded details of the last occasion the bands had shared a platform – in 1959! The first section of the evening was presented by  Read more

ISB Visit to Doncaster

The first weekend engagement of 2010 for the International Staff Band (Bandmaster Dr. Stephen Cobb) was a visit to Doncaster on 30 – 31 January. Proceeds from the weekend, totalling nearly £900, were donated to the Salvation Army’s relief effort in Haiti. The ISB last visited Doncaster in 1998, and since that time the corps  Read more

Songs from the Shows at Birmingham

A packed audience, an estimated 60% of whom where not Salvationists, attended the Birmingham Citadel Band’s 5th Annual Proms Night on 30 January 2010. Bandmaster Graham Lamplough developed the concept “Songs from the Shows” for this year’s concert and the first half reflected an eclectic range of musicals before the promenaders enjoyed all of the  Read more

Hendon Highlights 2010

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2010, the annual Hendon Highlights event has become one of the premier events in Salvation Army music. 2010 also marks the 125th anniversary of the Hendon Band, and in recognition of the dual anniversaries a strong group of performers were booked, including the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris),  Read more

Changes at Boscombe

George McConnell, Band Secretary for the Boscombe Salvation Army Band (Bandmaster Howard J. Evans), has announced on the band’s web site that flügelhorn player Ged Whittingham has had to step away from active service in the band because of an ongoing battle with cancer. McConnell says, “Since his diagnosis, Ged has been nothing short of  Read more