Tag Archives: Dorothy Gates

All You Need Is Love

Triumphonic Collection logo box

A brass band arrangement by Dorothy Gates of the Beatles song, originally created for the New York Staff Band in 2007 at the request of Staff Bandmaster Ron Waiksnoris.  Read more

Star Lake Musicamp 2017

Star Lake Musicamp 2017

Star Lake Musicamp 2017, with special guests Majors Martin and Leanne Cordner and Songster Leader Marjory Watson, was held 12 - 20 August 2017. A record enrollment of 200 students, supported by 65 staff, participated in three majors, with five bands, five choruses, and no less than 17 electives, with the theme Wake up the Saint.  Read more

God and Country Weekend 2017

New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) at the God and Country Concert, Columbus, Ohio, 2017

On Friday, 31 March 2017, the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) headed to Columbus, Ohio, to take part in this year’s God and Country Concert held at the Church at Mill Run, in conjunction with the Brass Band of Columbus (Musical Director Brian Stevens).  Read more

Future All-Stars 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017, brought together 66 enthusiastic brass and percussion players, 30 members of the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance), two incredible guests, two support staff, and three pastoral officers gathered at Star Lake Lodge in Bloomingale, New Jersey, for the 2017 Future All-Stars weekend. This year’s special guests were James and Thomas Fountain, two young cornet/trumpet soloists with British brass band and Salvation Army background.  Read more

Corry to Chicago

Bandmaster Dr. Jonathan Corry

The Enfield Citadel Band announced on 6 September 2016 that its Bandmaster, Dr. Jonathan Corry, has relinquished his leadership of the band and will be taking up an appointment as Director of Music and Gospel Arts for the Chicago Metropolitan Division in the USA Central Territory. No successor was immediately named for the conductor’s post at Enfield.  Read more

Band Reunion at Belfast Temple

Belfast Temple Band Reunion 2016

On 4 June 2016, the Belfast Temple Band (Bandmaster Jack Burch) held a reunion dinner, with just under 80 former and current members and spouses. In addition to the dinner, current and former players joined in a massed band to play several items.  Read more

NYSB Featured at Mid-Atlantic Brass Band Festival

Logon - Mid-Atlantic Brass Band Festival

As their first offical engagement of 2015, on 21 February 2015, the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris) ventured to southern New Jersey fo the annual Mid-Atlantic Brass Band Festival. The Staff Band was featured as the special guest band for the event, held on the campus of Rowan University in Glassboro.  Read more

NYSB Weekend in Western Pennsylvania

On the weekend of 17 – 19 October 2014, the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris) was privileged to visit the Western Pennsylvania Division. The ministry trip consisted of concerts in Oil City and Sewickley, a music clinic and Sunday worship.   Read more