Monthly Archives: February 2010

Brill Steps Down

The Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Jonathan Corry) has announced that Ralph Brill has stepped down from the band after six years of service as principal cornet. Brill, a career military musician, has recently been appointed Band Serjeant Major of the Band of Her Majesty’s Scots Guards. Unfortunately, his military duties in this position of responsibility  Read more

Lt.-Col. Ray Bowes Promoted to Glory

The brass band news web site has reported that Lieutenant-Colonel (R) Ray Bowes was promoted to Glory on Saturday, 13 February 2010. He had been taken to hospital on Thursday after sustaining a fall. Complications set in and he passed away peacefully at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. Bowes was a part of the “golden  Read more

Return to Gaithersburg Presbyterian

Despite a snowy weekend in the Washington area, the members of the National Capital Band (Bandmaster James B. Anderson) gathered at Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church for the church’s annual Hymn Sing and Chili Dinner on 31 January. 2010 is the third consecutive year that the band has participated in this event. The event, led by music  Read more

New York Staff Band Concert in Maidenhead

The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris) received a standing ovation following a sparkling performance in St. Mary’s Church, Maidenhead, on 10 January 2010. The visit was part of a UK trip that also included a performance at the annual Hendon Highlights at the Hendon Corps. The Staff Band’s visit to Maidenhead had been  Read more

Todd Retires from Norwich Citadel Band

Michael Whybrow, Band Secretary at Norwich Citadel, has announced that Ray Todd has retired from the Norwich Citadel Band, completing 57 years of service as a Salvation Army bandsman. Todd, whose parents were active Salvationists, grew up in the Felixstowe Corps, beginning his musical career in the Singing Company and Y. P. Band, where he played  Read more

December in Oslo

As it is for most Salvation Army bands, December was a busy month for the Oslo Temple Band (Bandmaster Yngve Slettholm). The band had several engagements, including playing at the Norwegian Folk Museum and a concert with the Advent Singers. On the first Sunday of Advent, the band played at several places in the Norwegian  Read more