On Tuesday, 10 December 2013, the London Central Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Julian Bright) supported the Great Ormond Street Hospital’s 14th annual Christmas Carol Concert at St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge.
Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) was delighted to return to the magnificent auditorium which is Symphony Hall in Birmingham on 15 December 2013 for the annual Christmas with the Salvation Army concerts.
For the last number of years, the Bellshill Band (Bandmaster Yvonne Ferguson) has headed to Forfar on a Sunday in December to lead worship in several locations and raise money for a selected charity.
As usual, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) had a busy month leading up to Christmas, with a parade and three major Christmas concerts in and around Toronto.
Regent Hall’s carol concert is arguably one of the most exciting events on its calendar. It has been so popular that there are two performances, both attended by near-capacity audiences. Concerts for 2013 were held on 15 December.
On 10 December 2013, a mild night, the Bellshill Band (Bandmaster Yvonne Ferguson) headed to Old Monkland Church, Coatbridge, for a carol concert. A warm welcome awaited them, in more ways than one.
Regent Hall Band began its Christmas season with an annual event in Trafalgar Square and the National Association of Women’s Clubs Carol Concert.
The National Capital Band (Bandmaster Dr. Steve Kellner) traveled to Richmond, Virginia on 7 December 2013, participating in the Richmond Christmas Parade and playing a carol concert at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in the afternoon.
On Monday evening, 25 November 2013, Regent Hall Band participated in the Salvation Army’s Annual Carol Concert at Royal Albert Hall. Other participants included the International Staff Songsters, vocalist Lee Mead, a timbrel brigade combining performers from Staines and Regent Hall, actress Hannah Gordon, worship group Takasa (whose eldest member is 95) and celebrity chef Brian Turner (a former Salvationist).
Once again, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) had a busy month leading up to Christmas, with all of the usual seasonal concerts and activities, including the Toronto Santa Claus Parade and several holiday concerts.