Tag Archives: Norman Bearcroft

Canadian Staff Band 45th Anniversary Festival

An air of excitement and anticipation swelled through the capacity audience at Scarborough Citadel, Toronto, on Saturday, 24 May 2014 as they awaited the entry of the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) for its 45th Anniversary Festival. This year’s focus was on honoring Staff Band alumni – 147 in all, including 28 deceased members.  Read more

Blest Be the Tie

Often used in the early days of the Canadian Staff Band, this setting is based on the well-known hymn by John Fawcett, set to the hymn tune “Dennis”.  Read more

New York Staff Band 125th Anniversary Festival

Thursday, 22 March 2012 was a sunny, warm day in New York City. As the beautiful day turned into a pleasant evening, a large crowd gathered outside world-renowned Carnegie Hall in eager anticipation of the 125th Anniversary Festival of the New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris).  Read more

NYSB at Old Orchard Beach

The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris) joined many again this year in the annual pilgrimage to Old Orchard Beach, Maine, for the Camp Meetings. The Staff Band participated with musical support in the meetings for the first weekend, a march of witness and concert at the pier, as well as presenting a festival on Monday night.  Read more

Vintage Brass, Long Beach, California

The Long Beach Citadel Corps of the Salvation Army, Long Beach, California, is home for the Vintage Brass Band, a fellowship band made up of both Salvationist and other musicians.  Read more

Bearcrofts in Arlington

The Arlington Citadel Corps and the National Capital Band welcomed Lt.-Colonel Norman Bearcroft and his wife, Major Kathleen Bearcroft, for a musical weekend on 8 – 9 May 2004.  Read more

Canadian Staff Band 35th Anniversary Festival

The Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster Kevin Hayward) gathered on 1 May 2004 with guest soloists Curtis Metcalf (euphonium) and Jens Lindemann (trumpet), for a concert celebrating the band’s 35th anniversary.  Read more