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.
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.
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.
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).
“My all is on the altar” is one of the most revered songs of consecration. Brindley Venables has written a new melody for these lyrics, which his brother, Marcus, has set in this arrangement.
The South London Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Darrell Scholes) journeyed to Hove on 20 October 2018 for a joint concert with Hove Community Choir (Leader Margaret Peacock).
The North York Temple Band (Bandmaster Glenn Barlow) entered somewhat uncharted territory in October, hosting Classical Brass, an evening of all classically-inspired music. The inclusion of three guest soloists, violinist Alessia Disimino, clarinetist Yasmeen Alli, and vocalist Katelyn Byrd, made this night even more out of the ordinary for the band.
Patrick Sheridan, internationally renowned tuba soloist and educator, was the guest soloist for a concert with the London Citadel Band (Bandmaster John Lam) and the London Citadel Songsters, on 26 October 2018.