Yearly Archives: 2018

Two-Part Hymn Series Reaches 200

The latest set of ten tunes in our has been released. This brings the total number of tunes in the series to 200. All of these tunes are free to download and use.  Read more

Away In a Manger (Cornet Solo)

James Allen has crafted a beautiful and simple cornet solo that blends together two familiar tunes associated with the much-loved Christmas carol.  Read more

NYSB Massachusetts Ministry Weekend

The New York Staff Band at historic Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, November 2018

On the weekend of 16 – 18 November 2018, the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) traveled to the Massachusetts Division for a ministry weekend that included stops in Worcester, Canton, Boston, and Brockton. Massachusetts Divisional Music Director (DMD) Matthew Luhn and his team organized the events of the weekend.  Read more

Brass for GOSH Launched

The London Central Fellowship Band (Bandmaster David Rudd) launched their latest recording with a concert at Regent Hall on 17 November 2018. Just under 300 people were in attendance for a fantastic night of music-making, raising funds for the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Charity. All of the profits realized by Citadel Promotions, the producers, will benefit the hospital charity, leading to the title of the recording, Brass for GOSH.  Read more

Kintambo Band Supports Anniversary Service

Kintambo Band at the 10th anniversary service for the Plateau District, eastern Kinshasa

On Sunday, 28 October 2018, the Kintambo Band (Bandmaster Henri Makanda Nkodia) had the privilege of being on duty at the Menkao Post in the Plateau District (the eastern part of the city of Kinshasa) for the district’s tenth anniversary Thanksgiving service.  Read more

Remembrance Day in Torquay with MSB

The Melbourne Staff Band marching at the Torquay foreshore, November 2018

The Melbourne Staff Band (Bandmaster Ken Waterworth) traveled to the Surf Coast on Remembrance Day to support the work of the Salvation Army in the Torquay area.   Read more

Sale Remembers

On 10 November 2018, the Sale Band was pleased to support Sale Remembers, a special commemoration of Remembrance Day and 100 years since the end of World War I. The event was held at St. Paul’s Church in Sale.  Read more

Thanks for Giving Concert 2018

The Salvation Army’s National Capital Area Command held its second annual “Thanks for Giving” concert on Sunday, 11 November 2018, at the Rachel Schlesinger Hall on the campus of Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia. This seasonal concert has three themes: honoring military service and sacrifice (Veterans Day), giving thanks (Thanksgiving), and the kickoff of the Christmas season. The concert featured the National Capital Band (Bandmaster Dr. Steve Kellner) and noted gospel singer Anthony Brown and his ensemble, group therAPy.  Read more

Ritman and Klepke Visit Germany

Steef Klepke (blue uniform, left) and Olaf Ritman (blue uniform, right) with members of the Western Divisional Band, November 2018

Amsterdam Staff Bandmaster Olaf Ritman and Staff Band principal cornet Steef Klepke traveled to Germany on the weekend of 2 – 4 November 2018 as guests of the Western Divisional Band (Bandmaster Ruben Schmidt).  Read more

American Band Journal 81

The popular series for smaller bands continues with its 2018 Christmas edition. Items by Himes, Gates, Davis, and Woodland.  Read more