Monthly Archives: April 2010

Bravo Brass!

As a part of their Bravo Brass weekend, the National Capital Band of the Salvation Army (Bandmaster James B. Anderson) joined with The Dominion Brass (Conductors Steve Kellner and Ben Roundtree) for a concert at McLean Presbyterian Church on 10 April 2010. The Dominion Brass, founded in 2002, is a large brass and percussion ensemble  Read more

Govan Hosts ISB at Paisley Town Hall

(Report by Colin McFarlane, Band Secretary, Govan Citadel) The International Staff Band (Bandmaster Dr. Stephen Cobb) were guests of the Govan Citadel Band on the weekend of 24 – 25 April 2010, with the Saturday evening concert held in Paisley Town Hall. The Staff Band, under the direction of Bandmaster Cobb, began the concert with  Read more

Brass Clinic at Alexandria

2010 marks the 85th anniversary of the National Capital Band (Bandmaster James Anderson). As the Band Board was discussing how best to celebrate this milestone, the idea developed to have a typical ministry weekend in the National Capital Area. Although the band is based in Washington, most of the ministry weekends are held in other  Read more

Birmingham Visit to Coventry City

Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Graham Lamplough) visited Coventry City Corps on 20 March 2010. This was a “return festival”, Coventry City Band having visited Birmingham several weeks before, further cementing the fellowship between the two corps. Many people from Coventry, Birmingham and beyond were present and the evening was further enhanced by the participation of  Read more

Portland 125th Features Boscombe Band

The Boscombe Band (Bandmaster Dr. Howard J. Evans) undertook their first “away” engagement of 2010 on 27 March, visiting Portland to celebrate 125 years of Salvation Army service in that place. In the afternoon, the band marched from the Salvation Army citadel, which, sadly, is no longer in active use, to Easton Square, where at  Read more

B&R and Enfield Citadel Join Forces

On 20 March 2010, the Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Jonathan Corry) was privileged to take part in the 125th Massed Band Concert hosted by the famous Brighouse & Rastrick Band. Held at the Huddersfield Town Hall, this was the first time that a Salvation Army band had been invited to participate in this long-running concert  Read more

A Spring Festival for Haiti Hospital Appeal

An enthusiastic audience greeted the South London Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Major George Whittingham) and guests for a Spring Festival in support of the Haiti Hospital Appeal. The event was held at Emmanuel United Reformed Church, West Wickham, on 12 March 2010. The classic opening march, The Young Salvationist (Bramwell Coles) set the scene for an  Read more

Profile 31

Bandmaster Richard Phillips (Kettering Citadel, UK) was the guest for the 31st annual Profile Night, held at the Centennial Memorial Temple in New York. The event featured the New York Staff Band, the Greater New York Youth Chorus, and a massed adult chorus of some 200 voices. Phillips, an accomplished pianist, performed the first movement  Read more

Total Praise in Kirkcaldy

The Whytescauseway Baptist Church was the venue for the visit of the Hythe (Kent) Band and Songsters to Kirkcaldy, Scotland, on 27 – 28 March 2010. Saturday, 27 March 2010 The songsters, under the leadership of Wes Carroll, set the standard for all that was to come with Holy Ground, featuring Robert Washford as soloist.  Read more