The ISB (Bandmaster Dr. Stephen Cobb) began rehearsals for the new season on 5 September 2018. The band welcomed some new members, acknowledged the service of departing members, and welcomed visitor and former member Major George Whittingham.
At the beginning of the 2016-2017 season, the New York Staff Band welcomes a new Bandmaster for the first time in nearly a quarter-century as Ronald Waiksnoris retires and Derek Lance takes up the baton. A number of player changes have also occurred as the season begins.
As the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) began its rehearsals for the new season, several personnel changes were announced, including the appointment of Cameron Rawlins as Deputy Bandmaster.
The National Capital Band (Bandmaster Dr. Steve Kellner) began their 2016 – 2017 season in their traditional fashion, with a spiritual and musical retreat held at Camp Happyland in Central Virginia.
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.
As always, the London Citadel Band (Bandmaster John Lam) enjoyed an influx of new talent in the fall as students arrive at Western University for post-secondary studies. In addition, some former members have returned to again take up their seats in the ensemble.
As is often the case at the end of a season, some farewells were in order. At the end of their 47th season, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) said goodbye to three stalwarts of the band with a combined 75 years of contributions to the ministry.
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.
Farewells, welcomes and player movement as the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris) begins its 2014 – 2015 season.
At the end of another busy season, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) was sad to say farewell to Jonathan Rowsell.