The Red Shield Brass Band (Conductor Dr. Jonathan Corry) has made its first recording, due for release soon. Entitled Spero per Musica (Hope through Music), the recording programmatically mirrors the essence of the Band – bringing hope to those less fortunate within Chicago through music.
On Thursday, 23 March 2017, the Metropolitan Division Music and Arts Department, in conjunction with the USA Central Territorial Music and Gospel Arts Department hosted an open rehearsal with the Chicago Staff Band (Bandmaster Dr. Harold Burgmayer) led by Grammy Award-winning conductor Bramwell Tovey.
For the 70th time, Enfield Citadel Band presented a Pre-Contest Festival before the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. This year’s concert was held at St. Pancras Church. The guest soloist was tenor horn virtuoso Owen Farr. The band was conducted by Iain Parkhouse of Croydon Citadel, who graciously stepped in after the recent departure of former bandmaster Jonathan Corry for a new appointment in the United States.
Enfield Citadel Band opened their 2016/2017 season on 1 October 2016 with a concert in the beautiful setting of Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. The band was under the guest leadership of Bandmaster Iain Parkhouse of the Croydon Citadel Band. The band was also pleased to have Derick Kane sitting in because of the absence of their usual principal euphonium.
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.
Teens and young adults gathered over ten days in August 2016 at Camp Wonderland (Wisconsin) for Central Music Institute 2016 (CMI). Under the new leadership of Dr. Harold Burgmayer, the camp saw new and exciting changes that proved that CMI is still “the place to be”.
On 10 October 2014, the Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Jonathan Corry) presented its 68th annual Pre-Contest Festival. Guest soloist for this year’s concert was Philip Cobb, principal trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra. The event, which was compèred by Paul Hindmarsh, was also a tribute to retired Bandmaster James Williams MBE, celebrating his 70 years of association with Enfield Citadel Band.
On Saturday, 27 September 2014, Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Jonathan Corry) visited Brighton Congress Hall for a concert whihc featured several well-loved items from Salvation Army brass band literature, including works by Leslie Condon, Morley Calvert, Eric Ball and Dean Goffin.
The annual “Into Africa” concert, benefiting the Kenya Trust, was held at Staines on 14 June 2014. This year’s concert featured 14-year-old Isobel Daws (trombone) as guest soloist, with the Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Jonathan Corry) and Staines Songsters (Leader Samantha Turner).
This new recording by Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Jonathan Corry) includes a DVD of the 1909 black and white silent movie The Salvation Army Lass, with added soundtrack composed by Dorothy Gates and played by Enfield Citadel Band.