A leisurely drive by car on Saturday, 29 October 2016, took members of the Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Richard Woodrow) to Wigston, Leicester where they were welcomed at Leicester South Corps for a ministry weekend consisting of a Saturday evening concert, worship services on Sunday morning, and a second musical meeting on Sunday afternoon.
Saturday, 22 October 2016, marked the arrival of Boscombe Band (Bandmaster Howard J. Evans) at Norwich Citadel for the 134th anniversary celebration weekend of Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Richard Woodrow). This was a return visit, as the Norwich band had enjoyed a weekend in Bournemouth the previous year.
On 16 July 2016, Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Richard Woodrow) took part in “1966 and all that”, a special occasion marking 50 years since the band performed at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Joining Norwich Citadel for the celebratory concert were Diss Band (Bandmaster Iain Sturgeon) and Norfolk Fellowship Brass (Bandmaster David Woodrow).
Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Richard Woodrow) commenced its new season with a Gala Charity Concert on 4 October 2014 at the Citadel. The concert was in aid of Help for Heroes, a popular military-based charity. Special guests for the evening were the Marham Bluebirds Military Wives Choir (Musical Director Rachel Meerwald).
To finish their season off before the summer break, the Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Richard Woodrow) likes to make a visit to a local seaside corps to lead worship and give outdoor concerts. This year, they were invited back to Great Yarmouth, the largest seaside resort in Norfolk.
On 6 June 2014, the Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Richard Woodrow) visited St. Edmunds Church in Acle, Norfolk. This is believed to be the first such occasion for the band, which was delighted to find a full church with an enthusiastic congregation warming to the sound of a brass band playing in the medieval building with its thatched roof.
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.
Retired Bandmaster John G. “Jack” Gibson of the Norwich Citadel Band was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for 2014.
Remembrance Sunday is always a busy day for the Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Richard Woodrow) and this year was no different.
A recent concert to benefit the annual Toys and Tins Appeal organized by the Salvation Army and BBC Radio Norfolk was held in the magnificent Norwich Cathedral on Friday, 11 October 2013.