On 24 February 2017, the Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Dan Redhead) joined with the Bournemouth Area Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Stan Randell) at Wimborne Methodist Church for a charity concert in aid of Wimborne Salvation Army and Wimborne Bus on the Square.
Month: March 2017
Amsterdam Staff Band and National Youth Band Weekend in Rotterdam
The weekend of 18 – 19 February 2017 saw the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) join with the Nationale Jeugd Brassband (National Youth Band of the Salvation Army in the Netherlands, Bandmaster Daniel Rosenquist) in Rotterdam for teaching and ministry.
One Hundred Tunes Now Available in 2-Part Series
With the release of another twenty arrangements, the Brass Crest Two-Part Hymn Series has reached 100 tunes. These simple two-part arrangements are free to download and use. For more information on the series, click here.
Dave Downing 1945 – 2017
A personal message from the webmaster – I am sad to mark the passing of an outstanding person and musician, Dave Downing.
Staff Band Weekend in San Juan
The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) arrived in Puerto Rico in the early hours of Friday, 17 February 2017, for a weekend of ministry. The weekend included an outdoor concert in Old San Juan shared with the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Youth Band, working with young musicians at the Guayama Kroc Center, and Sunday morning worship at San Juan Central Corps.
2-Part Hymn Series – 80 Tunes Now Available
Another ten items have been released in the Brass Crest 2-Part Hymn Series, bringing the total number of tunes available to 80. These are simple arrangements that are free to download and use.
Best of British in Birmingham and Gainsborough
On 4 February 2017, the Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) presented “The Best of British”, a proms-style program. The program was repeated during the band’s visit to Gainsborough a month later.
Enfield and Abbotts to Record for Clarence Adoo Trust
Supporters of the Clarence Adoo Trust have announced that a new fundraising project will take place in 2017. The renowned Enfield Citadel Band, under the direction of guest conductor John Ward, will record a celebration of the music of Eric Ball. The featured soloist will be Kirsty Abbotts, principal cornet of Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band.