Tag Archives: Amsterdam Staff Band

ASB Weekend in Lelystad

Amsterdam Staff Band in Lelystad, October 2015

On the last weekend of October 2015, the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) visited the corps in Lelystad for a ministry weekend. The weekend included an outdoor concert at the town hall, a worship service at the corps on Sunday morning, and two concerts.   Read more

Premier Brass Tenth Edition

The weekend of 18 – 29 March 2015 saw the tenth edition of the Premier Brass concert series held by the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman). The guest band this year was Spijkerpakkenband and the guest soloist was bass trombonist Brandt Attema.  Read more

ASB Fall Festival 2014

The 2014 Fall Festival of the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) included performances by the special guest soloist, Canadian trumpet and cornet virtuoso Robert Venables.  Read more

Amsterdam Staff Band Weekend in Almelo

Photo Credit: Peter Schokkenbroek

On the weekend of 26 – 27 September 2014, the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) visited Almelo Corps in the east of Holland, near the German border. The weekend featured joint performances with Gospelkoor Benediction and Fanfare Wilhelmina Almelo.  Read more

World Concerto

This recording features bass trombonist Ben van Dijk of the Rotterdam Symphony Orchestra, playing solos composed and arranged by Steven Verhelst and accompanied by the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman).  Read more

Consett 135 with Amsterdam Staff Band

On the last weekend of May 2014, the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) could be found in the United Kingdom! The Staff Band was invited to celebrate the 135th anniversary of the eldest Salvation Army band in the world, the Consett Corps Band. The Staff Band brought with them Ben van Dijk, bass trombonist of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, as guest soloist, in conjunction with the release of his new solo recording, World Concerto, which includes the Staff Band as the accompanying group.  Read more

Nijverdal 125th Features Amsterdam Staff Band

The Salvation Army in Nijverdal, a small town near Almelo and Enschede in the eastern part of the Netherlands, celebrated its 125th anniversary on 3 May 2014 with a concert featuring the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) and the local gospel choir Shine.  Read more

New Executive for Amsterdam Staff Band

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.  Read more

"Working Together with the ASB Is Awesome"

An interview with bass trombone soloist Ben van Dijk about his forthcoming solo recording, accompanied by the Amsterdam Staff Band, as published in the Dutch Salvation Army magazine InterCom.  Read more