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Amsterdam Staff Band Weekend in Almelo

Photo Credit: Peter Schokkenbroek

On the weekend of 26 – 27 September 2014, the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) visited Almelo Corps in the east of Holland, near the German border. The weekend featured joint performances with Gospelkoor Benediction and Fanfare Wilhelmina Almelo.  Read more

Consett 135 with Amsterdam Staff Band

On the last weekend of May 2014, the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) could be found in the United Kingdom! The Staff Band was invited to celebrate the 135th anniversary of the eldest Salvation Army band in the world, the Consett Corps Band. The Staff Band brought with them Ben van Dijk, bass trombonist of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, as guest soloist, in conjunction with the release of his new solo recording, World Concerto, which includes the Staff Band as the accompanying group.  Read more