The Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) has announced, with great sadness, the passing of Bandsman Ken Graham (North York Temple) on 24 December 2018. Graham was a member of the Staff Band cornet section for nine years, 1985–1994.
On 2 October 2015, Boscombe Band (Bandmaster Dr. Howard J. Evans) and Winton Songsters (Songster Leader David Ramsay) joined for a festival, entitled “Vision of Hope”, in support of the Salvation Army work in Ukraine. The guest soloist for the evening was cornetist Alex Ramsay of Bellshill Corps.
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.
This recording features solos performed by six members of the Cobb family – Roland, John, Stephen, Roger, Matthew and Philip.
The second concert in Regent Hall’s Friday Bandstand series featured the London Central Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Julian Bright) with soloists David Thomas and David Daws.