The New York Staff Band (Bandmaster Derek Lance) visited the NEOSA (North East Ohio Salvation Army) Division on the weekend of 14 – 16 October 2016, their first ministry weekend of the season and also the first under their new bandmaster, Derek Lance. Engagements were held in Akron, Mansfield, and the Cleveland area.
On the weekend of 6 – 7 April 2013, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) traveled to Columbus, Ohio, as the guest band for the annual God and Country Concert.
The New York Staff Band had a busy but successful weekend in Northeast Ohio on 28 – 30 October 2005. Despite some potentially serious issues, including having three different fill-in players on solo horn and the illness of the bandmaster, it was described as “one of the most rewarding trips in this decade.”