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Birmingham Citadel Band 125th Anniversary Gala

The Ruddick Arts Centre, Edgbaston was the venue for the commencement of Birmingham Citadel Band’s 125th Anniversary celebrations on Saturday, 22 September 2018. A weekend which, as it progressed, conjured up many happy memories of the band’s consistent ministry in Birmingham and further afield over the years.  Read more

Birmingham Citadel Pre-Contest Concert

Birmingham Citadel Band, Pre-Contest Concert, British Open 2018

It is now sixteen years since the first invitation was given to the Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) to provide a program of music in the foyer of Symphony Hall prior to the British Open Brass Band Championship. This year’s concert was on Saturday, 8 September 2018.  Read more

Pre-Contest Concert at British Open

Birmingham Symphony Hall

On 9 September 2017, Symphony Hall in Birmingham was packed with brass band enthusiasts for the annual British Open contest. As has become tradition, the Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) presented a pre-contest concert in the foyer of the hall.  Read more

Best of British in Birmingham and Gainsborough

Under Two Flags

On 4 February 2017, the Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) presented “The Best of British”, a proms-style program. The program was repeated during the band’s visit to Gainsborough a month later.  Read more

Recording Sessions for Birmingham Citadel Band

Birmingham Citadel Band recording session, 2016

Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) has been privileged to make several recordings in recent years, and the lovely building of St. Michael’s Church in Boldmere was the setting for their latest sessions, held 30 September – 1 October 2016.  Read more

60 Years a Bandsman

George Dickens retires after 60 years of service as a bandsman

On 18 September 2016, Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) celebrated 60 years of service by Bandsman George Dickens. Of his 60 years of banding, 53 were spent as a member of Birmingham Citadel Band.  Read more

Birmingham Citadel Pre-Contest Concert

Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) plays in the foyer of Birmingham Symphony Hall prior to the British Open 2016.

Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) were once again pleased to perform in the foyer of Birmingham Symphony Hall before the commencement of the British Open brass band contest on 10 September 2016.  Read more

Spring Music Weekend in Bellshill

New Corps building at Bellshill

The Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) visited Scotland for a ministry weekend in Bellshill, 18 – 19 April 2015. The weekend consisted of a festival concert on Saturday evening and a worship service and afternoon concert on Sunday.  Read more

Recording Sessions for Birmingham Citadel

The Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) had three recording sessions in two days, 10 – 11 October 2014, for a new recording with is due out in December 2014. This recording is a mix of old and new, as the band recorded established classic repertoire from Dean Goffin and Bramwell Coles alongside new music from the pens of Paul Sharman and Martin Cordner.  Read more

Concert in Luton

The Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) made the trip to Luton for the first time on 20 September 2014. The band was there to play a concert in the modern suite of buildings at the Luton Corps of the Salvation Army.  Read more