The Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf J. Ritman) has had some personnel changes at the start of the 2011 – 2012 season.
The Staff Band said farewell to Arend Peterson (principal cornet), Ron Marseille (baritone), Erik Kamperman (cornet) and Pia Smedinga (public relations).
Steef Klepke moves from flügelhorn to principal cornet. Replacing Steef on flügelhorn is Staff Band veteran Menno van der Woude. Another Staff Band veteran, Hans Lenting, also joins the cornet section. The vacant baritone seat has been filled by Jorijn van Hese and Fokke Foray has been added to the bass section.
Email from Steef Klepke