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SLFB Long Weekend in Blackpool and Carlisle

South London Fellowship Band at Blackpool Citadel, September 2018

On the long weekend of 28 – 30 September 2018, the South London Fellowship Band (Conductor Darrell Scholes) visited the northwest of England, with events in Blackpool and Carlisle. Despite challenges with travel and accommodations, the trip was ultimately successful and satisfying, with two concerts and Sunday morning worship during the trip.  Read more

Amsterdam Staff Band September Weekend

Amsterdam Staff Band outdoor concert in Ede, September 2018

The Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) had high expectations for their first ministry weekend after the summer break. In addition to the usual concerts and worship opportunities, the band was privileged to provide music for the wedding of one of its members.  Read more

Perth Fortress Visits Geraldton

March along the foreshore in Geraldton, Western Australia, 12 August 2018.

On 11 August 2018, the Perth Fortress Band (Bandmaster Matthew Barker) and Timbrels journeyed north for a minstry weekend in combination with the Geraldton Corps and the Geraldton City Brass Band. The events included a joint rehearsal and concert with Geraldton City Brass Band on Saturday, participation in the Sunday morning services at Geraldton Corps, a march of witness along the Geraldton foreshore, and a concert at the shore on Sunday afternoon.  Read more

Eastbourne Ministry Weekend

South London Fellowship Band, Outdoor Concert, Eastbourne Seafront, July 2017

A warm and balmy welcome greeted the South London Fellowship Band (Musical Director Darrell Scholes) as they visited the Sunshine Coast and Eastbourne Corps on the weekend of 15 – 16 July 2017. This was a return visit for the band, the last journey to Eastbourne being four years earlier, almost to the day. The weekend included a Saturday night festival, morning and afternoon worship at Eastbourne Corps, and an open-air concert at the seaside.  Read more

Amsterdam Staff Band April Weekend

Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman), April 2017

The Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) spent its April ministry weekend in various towns, including Leiden, Vlaardingen, and Rijnsburg. The band performed an outdoor concert, an evening festival, and split into three ensembles to participate in Sunday worship at the Gouda, Maassluis, and Leiden corps.  Read more

God and Country Weekend 2017

New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) at the God and Country Concert, Columbus, Ohio, 2017

On Friday, 31 March 2017, the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) headed to Columbus, Ohio, to take part in this year’s God and Country Concert held at the Church at Mill Run, in conjunction with the Brass Band of Columbus (Musical Director Brian Stevens).  Read more

Future All-Stars 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017, brought together 66 enthusiastic brass and percussion players, 30 members of the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance), two incredible guests, two support staff, and three pastoral officers gathered at Star Lake Lodge in Bloomingale, New Jersey, for the 2017 Future All-Stars weekend. This year’s special guests were James and Thomas Fountain, two young cornet/trumpet soloists with British brass band and Salvation Army background.  Read more

Staff Band Weekend in San Juan

NYSB workshop at Guayama Kroc Centter, Puerto Rico

The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) arrived in Puerto Rico in the early hours of Friday, 17 February 2017, for a weekend of ministry. The weekend included an outdoor concert in Old San Juan shared with the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Youth Band, working with young musicians at the Guayama Kroc Center, and Sunday morning worship at San Juan Central Corps.  Read more

NYSB Weekend in Pennsylvania

New York Staff Band, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, November 2016

On the weekend of 18 – 20 November 2016, the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) found itself on the road once again, this time traveling to various parts of Pennsylvania. The weekend comprised a Friday evening concert in Wellsboro and Saturday and Sunday events in Williamsport, including a joint concert with Billtown Brass Band (Director Richard Coulter).  Read more