The Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) has announced the appointment of Staff Band alumnus Robert Brown of Mississauga Temple to the E♭ bass section.
The Eastern Territory Staff Songsters (Songster Leader Gavin Whitehouse) conducted a campaign 4 – 7 October 2018, ministering at three Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARCs) – Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Paterson.
Bandmaster Andrew Burditt (Oshawa Temple Corps) has rejoined the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam), taking a seat in the solo cornet section. He is a third-generation member of the Staff Band, the son of former Staff Bandmaster Brian Burditt and grandson of William Burditt, both of whom were founding members in 1969. He originally joined the band in 1994 and served for a total of 16 years before rejoining the band in September 2018.
The ISB (Bandmaster Dr. Stephen Cobb) began rehearsals for the new season on 5 September 2018. The band welcomed some new members, acknowledged the service of departing members, and welcomed visitor and former member Major George Whittingham.
The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) began their 2018-2019 season by supporting the welcome of the cadets of the Messengers of the Kingdom Session at Centennial Memorial Temple on 7 September 2018.
Matthew Woods has been appointed Songster Leader at Pasadena Tabernacle.
The Youth Department of the Ontario Great Lakes Division has announced new leaders for the Divisional Youth Chorus and iGNiTE Brass, effective 1 September 2018.
Andrew Wainwright has been announced as the new Editor of British Bandsman. The magazine, founded in 1887, was acquired in August 2018 by International Brass Band Media (IBB) Ltd. In addition, it was announced that the magazine will return to its roots as a weekly publication in a modern digital-only format -beginning in October 2018.
The Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) has appointed Brendan Hill of Yorkminster Citadel to the trombone section.
At the beginning of the 2016-2017 season, the New York Staff Band welcomes a new Bandmaster for the first time in nearly a quarter-century as Ronald Waiksnoris retires and Derek Lance takes up the baton. A number of player changes have also occurred as the season begins.