Many well-known faces from the Salvation Army brass band world, plus some others, gathered at Bromley Corps on 29 August 2017, forming a band to celebrate the 91st birthday of Major George Whittingham.
The title of the program at Regent Hall Corps on 25 March 2017 was Fusion, one of many hints that the International Staff Band (Bandmaster Dr. Stephen Cobb) would be seen as never before. But no one could have been prepared for the wealth of music – traditional and contemporary, brass and vocal, played by musicians young and old.
Enfield Citadel Band opened their 2016/2017 season on 1 October 2016 with a concert in the beautiful setting of Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. The band was under the guest leadership of Bandmaster Iain Parkhouse of the Croydon Citadel Band. The band was also pleased to have Derick Kane sitting in because of the absence of their usual principal euphonium.
The German Staff Band (Bandmaster Heinrich Schmidt) was joined by the International Staff Band (Bandmaster Dr. Stephen Cobb) for a gala weekend celebrating the German band’s 25th anniversary, 28 – 30 March 2014.
Derick Kane, world-class euphonium soloist and long-time member of the International Staff Band, joined the Southern Territorial Band (Bandmaster Nick Simmons-Smith) for the USA South Commissioning weekend, 7 – 9 June 2013.
The International Staff Band (Bandmaster Dr. Stephen Cobb) was in Cambridge for a ministry weekend, 27 – 28 April 2013, including a Saturday evening concert at the world-renowned Tattersall’s Sale Ring and Sunday services at Cambridge Citadel.