Once again, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) had a busy month leading up to Christmas, with all of the usual seasonal concerts and activities, including the Toronto Santa Claus Parade and several holiday concerts.
Month: January 2013
Christmas at Birmingham Symphony Hall
The Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) was delighted to return to the magnificent auditorium of Symphony Hall in Birmingham on 9 December 2012 for the annual Christmas with the Salvation Army concert.
Fellowship Band Secretary Don Ellwood Retires
With some sadness, the Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) has announced the retirement of its Band Secretary, Don Ellwood.
Staff Band Visits Jackson
On the weekend of 10 – 11 November 2012, the Chicago Staff Band (Bandmaster William Himes) visited Jackson, Michigan.
SLFB at Penge
The weather for the evening was rather cold and damp on 10 November 2012, but the visit of the South London Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Major George Whittingham) to St. John the Evangelist Church in Penge was warm and inspiring.
As with most Salvation Army bands, December was a busy time for the Hythe Band (Bandmaster Richard Carroll).
Floral Dance at Abbots Langley
The closing curtain on the 2012 season for the London Central Fellowship Band (Bandmaster David Daws) was a return visit to Abbots Langley Parish Church. As before, the event coincided with the Flower Festival at the church.
Festival for the Kenya Trust
The mix of the Staines Songsters, pianist Andrew Wicker (Swindon Citadel) and Bristol Easton Band proved to be a winning formula in November 2012 with over £3,000 raised for the Kenya Trust.
The morning of Sunday, 11 November 2012 was crisp and bright as once again the Boscombe Band of the Salvation Army (Bandmaster Dr. Howard J. Evans) led the parade of veterans to the cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service.
Solent Fellowship Band Completes Trilogy
The Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) played the last of a trilogy of late autumn programs at Gosport on 10 Nov 2012. Once again, the band demonstrated a flexible approach to differing acoustics, having in recent weeks played in a 12th-century church, a large hall at a major corps and a more compact accommodation at a smaller corps.