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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

Premier Brass 2011

On Saturday, 26 March 2011, the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) was in the Brabant town of Terheijden for the annual Premier Brass concert. Each year, the Staff Band invites a non-Salvation Army band for a joint concert. For 2011, the Altena Brass Brabant was invited.  Read more