The Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) had several personnel changes as they began their 2014–2015 season, including the arrival of a new Executive Officer, Major Germen Stoffers.
Lt.-Colonel Ivor Rich (retired) passed away on 11 June 2014. Among his many distinguished appointments and roles in the Salvation Army was a term as executive officer of the Canadian Staff Band.
The Annual Festival of Heritage Brass (Bandmaster Ian Watkinson) was held at Oshawa Temple Corps on Saturday, 29 October 2011. Special guests were Nicholas Giles, the youthful wunderkind of the euphonium formerly of Norwich Citadel in England, and the Korean Corps Songster Brigade under the leadership of the charismatic Helen Song.
The Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster Kevin Hayward) has announced the appointment of a new Executive Officer, effective 1 January 2006.
Major Richard Munn, Secretary for Program at the USA Eastern Territorial Headquarters of the Salvation Army, has been tapped as the new Executive Officer of the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris).
The Canadian Staff Band announced on 30 March 2005 that Executive Officer Lt.-Col. Merv Leach would step aside because of health issues.
Lt.-Colonel Merv Leach (retired) has been appointed Executive Officer of the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster Kevin Hayward), effective on 1 March 2004.