The New York Staff Band and the USA Eastern Territory Music Department have launched two new music series, the Signature Series and the Heritage Series. The Signature Series replaces the Music Department’s current Triumphonic Collection. It will feature three new pieces each year. The Heritage Series will consist of reprints of popular pieces from the American Band Journal that are out of print. It will feature one piece per year.
Tag: Martin Cordner
Enfield Pre-Contest Festival Features Fountain and Cordner
Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Don Jenkins) returned to St. John’s, Smith Square, for this year’s Pre-Contest Festival. The concert featured James Fountain (cornet/trumpet) as guest soloist and Major Martin Cordner as compère, guest conductor, and featured composer.
Star Lake Musicamp 2017
Star Lake Musicamp 2017, with special guests Majors Martin and Leanne Cordner and Songster Leader Marjory Watson, was held 12 – 20 August 2017. A record enrollment of 200 students, supported by 65 staff, participated in three majors, with five bands, five choruses, and no less than 17 electives, with the theme Wake up the Saint.
Cordner Releases Five Recent Compositions
Salvationist composer Martin Cordner has made five of his recent compositions available to bands free of charge. In return for the music, he requests that donations be made to the user’s local Salvation Army center.
This three-movement suite in an “action movie” style was commissioned by Hempstead Citadel Band for their anniversary celebrations in 2013.
Corry to Chicago
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.
Cobb Featured in Pre-Contest Festival
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.
General Series Band Journal, August 2014
This edition of the General Series includes works by Paul Sharman, Andrew Mackereth, Kenneth Downie and Martin Cordner.
Twelve Scripture-Based Songs Volume XV
The long-running series of brass band settings of songs based on Scripture continues with arrangements by Gash, Jones, Clarke, Feltwell, Browning, Venables, Sharman, Cordner, Mackereth, Shaw and Smith.
Sheffield Weekend for Norwich Citadel Band
Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Richard Woodrow) had a most successful weekend visit to Sheffield Citadel, 5 – 6 April 2014. The ministry weekend included a Saturday evening festival, Sunday morning worship and a Sunday afternoon concert.