This year, Black Dyke celebrates its 150th anniversary, and the ISB was invited to participate in the celebrations with a joint concert in York Minster, held on Saturday, 1 October 2005. Taking advantage of the paid travel, the ISB completed the weekend by participating in Sunday worship at Clowne.
Wednesday, 11 May 2005, saw the members of the International Staff Band (Bandmaster Stephen Cobb) make their way to the Salvation Army hall in Chatham for a festival concert.
The International Staff Band (Bandmaster Stephen Cobb) visited Stockport Citadel on the weekend of 22 – 23 January 2005.
The International Staff Band (Bandmaster Stephen Cobb) visited Bristol on the weekend of 27 – 28 November 2004, their third weekend campaign of the current season.
The Coventry Methodist Central Hall was the venue for the second International Staff Band festival of the fall season, beginning a series of performances in Coventry on the weekend of 30 – 31 October, 2004.