The annual National Music Festival in the Netherlands featured outdoor performances, a concert and the inauguration of the new National Youth Band.
In June 2013, at the end of their season, the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) said farewell to its longest-serving member, Jan Nieuwland.
The Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) celebrated its jubilee with a gala concert on 23 March 2013, with special guest Kenneth Downie.
The South London Fellowship Band, (Bandmaster Major George Whittingham), celebrated its tenth anniversary on September 11, 2004. The occasion was marked by a Festival of Thanksgiving, held at St. George’s Church in Beckenham.