The Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) has announced that, effective September 2014, Major Germen Stoffers will serve a second term as Executive Officer of the band. Major Stoffers served in this role from 2003 – 2007 with Staff Bandmasters Howard Evans and Thijs Musch. The major is well-acquainted with brass music and played cornet, horn and baritone. His son, Marc, played horn in the Staff Band for a few years. The Staff Band is looking forward to working with him again.
The Staff Band is, however, sorry to say goodbye to their current executive officer, Major Mieke Kuijpers. Major Kuijpers really loved the band and the music, having been a bandswoman herself in the past. She was also one of the famous Young People’s Band leaders in Amsterdam and can rest on a great musical history. There is no doubt that the Staff Band will miss her personality and her hard work for the band.
Amsterdam Staff Band Facebook page, posted by Steef Klepke.