In July 2017, approximately 60 players and another 30 listeners were at Sheffield Citadel for the band’s annual Open Band Practice.
A warm and balmy welcome greeted the South London Fellowship Band (Musical Director Darrell Scholes) as they visited the Sunshine Coast and Eastbourne Corps on the weekend of 15 – 16 July 2017. This was a return visit for the band, the last journey to Eastbourne being four years earlier, almost to the day. The weekend included a Saturday night festival, morning and afternoon worship at Eastbourne Corps, and an open-air concert at the seaside.
The South London Fellowship Band (Musical Director Darrell Scholes) was privileged to be invited to perform two on-hour concerts in the Windsor Castle bandstand in July 2017.
Hythe Salvation Army held its Summer Concert on 8 July 2017, featuring the Shepway Community Choir (Musical Director Wesley Carroll) and euphonium/trombone soloist Emilie Margott. The event raised £320 toward the cost of the corps’ youth visit to Kenya at Easter 2018.
The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) has announced its first-ever Composer Contest. The contest is open to all composers except current members of the New York Staff Band. The composer of the winning piece will receive a $500 travel voucher and full accommodations for a trip to the premiere performance in New York City in 2018.